Opinion

01/18/2019 - 2:37pm
The Butte Weekly recently ran an editorial cartoon that depicts a dazed and confused Montana Sen. Scott Sales (R-Bozeman) with a bone protruding from his noggin.  The cartoon is fitting after Sales proposed sending $8 million of your Montana...

Sports

AP

New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees (9) scrambles away from a Carolina Panthers defender Dec. 17 during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C.

01/17/2019 - 12:00am
Offense wins championships in the new NFL. For the first time since the league expanded to 32 teams in 2002, none of the teams playing this weekend in the conference title game has a defense ranked in the top 10 in total yards. Only New England is...

MONTANA/REGION

01/17/2019 - 12:00am
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday advanced a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send the bill to the full chamber. A similar proposal...

Nation

AP

In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo dawn arrives at the Capitol in Washington.

01/17/2019 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department said Thursday that is double the number of...

World

AP

Family members of victims of a bombing gather outside the entrance to the General Santander police academy where the bombing took place in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday.

01/17/2019 - 12:00am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bombing at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia’s capital on Thursday, recalling the highprofile attacks associated with the bloodiest chapters of the...