Lewis & Clark County

Lewis and Clark County has more than 47,000 registered voters. It’s purple — in 2016 President Trump won the county, as did some of the biggest Republican names on the ballot. But Lewis and Clark also supported Democratic Governor Steve Bullock, and most of the Democrats running for statewide office. Our Capitol reporter Corin Cates-Carney spoke with voters at the Lewis and Clark county fairground this afternoon in Helena about what the big issues are for them in the midterm election.

Flooding in Missoula along the north end of Tower Street, May 7, 2018.
Josh Burnham

This post will be updated throughout the day as new information becomes available. 

Update: 4:47 p.m.

Rivers and streams across western and parts of central Montana are steadily rising as record mountain snowpack continues to melt.

It seems the passage of Montana’s seasons isn't marked so much anymore by gradually changing weather as it is natural disasters.

Montana House of Representatives.

State lawyers want to move a case challenging part of the special session fix to balance the state budget to Lewis and Clark County. The lawsuit, filed in Lake County last week, calls a law plugging $30 million into the state’s budget gap unconstitutional.

E. Coli Cases In Montana Linked To Costco Chicken Salad

Nov 24, 2015
Costco Chicken Salad May Be Linked To E. Coli In Montana
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Health officials say chicken salad from Costco may be linked to several recent cases of food poisoning in four states, including Montana.

Voting booths at the Missoula Library.
Josh Burnham

Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Susan Good Geise says voters on Tuesday not only said "no" to plans for a new detention center, they said “heck no”.