Friday, February 27, 2015
Helena Montana
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1. Study: Montana’s High-Tech Industry is Thriving
HELENA — Montana’s high-tech industries are booming, and the growth isn’t showing signs of stopping, a new study reports.
2. Montana's top officeholders criticize Obama's Keystone veto
HELENA – Montana’s top officeholders didn’t have much good to say about President Barack Obama’s veto Tuesday of a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline – and Republicans were especially harsh.
3. CSKT Water Compact Passes Senate
HELENA — Montana senators have given initial approval to a proposed water-use agreement on the Flathead Reservation. After two hours of discussion, senators voted 31-19 in favor of Senate Bill 262.
4. Cities could ban public drunkenness under bill
HELENA — Montana cities could adopt ordinances banning public drunkenness and allowing police to take intoxicated people to jail under a bill that passed through a Senate committee Tuesday.
5. Land-transfer opponents have motives questioned
HELENA – Montana conservation groups opposing the transfer of federal lands to state management are having their credentials questioned because of it, as well as being labeled “radical environmentalists” by some.
6. Conservation groups oppose federal land transfer, label proponents 'extremists'
HELENA – Montana conservation groups opposing the transfer of federal lands to state management are having their credentials questioned because of it, as well as being labeled “radical environmentalists” by some.
7. US man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death
HELENA, Montana (AP) — A U.S. homeowner was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison, with no parole for at least 20 years, in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage.
8. Bill Would Allow Cities to Ban Public Drunkenness
HELENA — Montana cities could adopt ordinances banning public drunkenness and allowing police to take intoxicated people to jail under a bill that passed through a Senate committee Tuesday.
9. Montana man who killed German student is set for sentencing
HELENA, Montana (AP) " A judge is expected to sentence a Montana homeowner in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who had been trespassing in the defendant's garage.The sentencing of 30-year-old Markus Kaarma on Thursday...
10. Students to be honored for Helena 150th anniversary essays
Winners of a high school essay contest celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Helena will be honored Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Montana Historical Society.


Conditions for Helena, MT at 9:52 pm MST

Current Conditions:
Fair, 14 F

Forecast:
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 25 Low: 9
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 26 Low: 9
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 21 Low: 6
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 33 Low: 17
Mon - PM Snow Showers. High: 35 Low: 3

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