PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to an eager Asian market. An Australian company, Ambre Energy, proposed to have coal shipped by rail from Wyoming and Montana to the terminal in northeast Oregon.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana lawmakers say they plan to work this week on preventing a federal government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. A short-term funding bill has been introduced in the U.S. House and it's likely to be voted on this week. The legislation would continue funding for government services and programs at the current level until Dec. 11.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The state attorney general's office is taking public comment on the proposed sale of Community Medical Center in Missoula to a partnership between Billings Clinic and a Tennessee-based hospital management company. Because Community Medical Center is a nonprofit, the attorney general's office must review the proposal and ensure its charitable assets are protected.
COLUMBUS, Mont. (AP) - Two California residents who were arrested after 115 pounds of marijuana was found in their car during a Montana traffic stop have been sentenced to five years. Rick and Dawn Voight of Hayward have been held since their arrests in late April. Charging documents say the couple had $736,000 in vacuum-packed bundles of marijuana in their rental car when they were stopped for speeding on Interstate 90 in south-central Montana.
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