(U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester has introduced a bill to guarantee that Montana servicemembers get their paychecks during a government shutdown. Tester’s "Pay Our Military Act" would ensure that active military personnel, including reserves, get paid during lapse in government appropriations.
A 22-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old boy.
The Montana Department of Transportation will be starting construction of the Billings bypass as soon as summer of 2019.
The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.