2018 elections

President Donald Trump’s campaign website today confirmed he will appear at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls next Thursday.

President Trump Likely To Campaign Against Tester In Montana Next Week

Jun 28, 2018
President Donald Trump.

The White House says President Donald Trump will make a stop in Montana next week.

Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says Trump will travel to the state on July 5. A location has not yet been announced, but the online news site The Electric reports that local officials confirm being contacted by the White House about using the Expo Park in Great Falls on July 5, and that local law enforcement has been alerted about the possibility.

Mining industry advocates went on the offensive Wednesday against a proposed ballot initiative they say would effectively ban future mining in the state.

The opposition group to ballot initiative 186 announced its launch a day after the Montana Supreme Court ruled against the mining industry’s request to void the initiative.

The Montana Supreme Court today unanimously denied a request by the Montana Mining Association to toss out a proposed ballot initiative for being legally insufficient to put before voters.

Sponsors are collecting signatures for the initiative to require future mines to submit reclamation plans that don't require the perpetual cleanup of polluted water after the mines close.

Representative Greg Gianforte in his Washington, DC office
Eric Whitney

Now that Montana's primary elections are over, we're profiling the candidates voters will choose in November to represent Montana in Congress. Today, Greg Gianforte, the Republican who won the special election last year earlier to replace Ryan Zinke, who was appointed Secretary of Interior.