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1. Partisan split on constitutional amendment to redo legislative redistricting
HELENA -- Montana House Democrats voted as a bloc Saturday against a proposed constitutional amendment to change the selection process of the panel that draws state legislative districts, like…
2. Parties split on amendment to redo Montana legislative redistricting
HELENA – Montana House Democrats voted as a bloc Saturday against a proposed constitutional amendment to change the selection process of the panel that draws state legislative districts, likely dooming its passage.
3. Montana House of Representatives Advances Pro-Life Personhood Proposal
HELENA, Mont. – The Montana House of Representatives has voted in favor of a pro-life bill recognizing the unborn as persons, thus advancing the measure to the Senate for approval. If HB 425 passes in the Senate, it would allow for a referendum to be placed before voters on whether the state constitution should allow for the […]
4. Good Morning, Helena: Made in Montana tradeshow, dog agility trials, Helena Symphony and a high near 55
Some of the products available at a tradeshow in Helena today are not available anywhere else in the world.
5. Senate Endorses Compromise Medicaid Expansion Plan
HELENA — Montana Senators have endorsed a Republican’s compromise Medicaid expansion bill after voting to blast it out of committee and onto the floor.
6. Senate Advances 80 mph Highway Speed Limit Proposal
HELENA — Montana senators have endorsed the only surviving bill to raise highway speed limits. Senators voted 31-19 to pass Senate Bill 375 on second reading Wednesday.
7. House endorses new crime lab for eastern Montana
HELENA — On a 91-9 vote, the state House endorsed a bill Saturday to establish a new eastern Montana crime laboratory in Yellowstone County to supplement the work of the current State Crime La…
8. State House endorses new crime lab for eastern Montana
HELENA – On a 91-9 vote, the state House endorsed a bill Saturday to establish a new eastern Montana crime laboratory in Yellowstone County to supplement the work of the current State Crime Lab in Missoula.
9. Bozeman Democrat Proposes Studying Coal Phase-Out
HELENA — Montana senators are considering studying the potential effects of phasing out coal mining in the state. Democratic Sen. Mike Phillips of Bozeman proposed Senate Joint Resolution 17 in the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.
10. Montana House Endorses Private School Tax Credit
HELENA — Montana representatives have given initial approval to a Republican proposal to give tax credits for private school tuition. The House voted 53-47 to pass House Bill 433 on second reading. It was forwarded to the House Appropriations Committee.
In 1864 the discovery of gold by four prospectors commonly referred to as the “Four Georgians”, started a mini-gold rush into the area. After three successful years of mining the region, these four gentlemen returned east with their fortunes secured. Soon after, the area began to see a wide variety of newcomers “westering” to seek their own fortunes. As the town grew in population, the name of Helena was eventually settled upon after much debate. Helena became the capital of Montana Territory in 1875, and after Montana gained statehood, Helena was named as state capital.

Helena Capital

Perhaps the most unique feature of Helena is its architecture. The State Capitol building is a fine example of Greek Renaissance architecture, and the murals inside depict Montana historical themes. There are still many splendid 19th-century mansions in perfect condition scattered around the city and the down town area has several original buildings still serving as city offices and new businesses. Among the most impressive structures remaining, the St. Helena Cathedral was constructed along the lines of a cathedral in Cologne, Germany and the Votive Church in Vienna. Its twin spires reach majestically 230 feet towards the heavens and the interior boasts gold leaf and mosaic windows extensively.

Conditions for Helena, MT at 11:51 am MDT

Current Conditions:
Fair, 50 F

Forecast:
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 64 Low: 42
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 71 Low: 43
Tue - PM Showers/Wind. High: 67 Low: 36
Wed - Partly Cloudy/Wind. High: 48 Low: 33
Thu - Rain/Snow Showers. High: 46 Low: 32

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