HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A new state audit shows the gender pay gap among Montana government employees is nearly 20 percent smaller than it is statewide. Women make 67 percent of what men earn on average across the state. The Montana Department of Administration audit released yesterday shows women in state government make about 86 percent of what men earn.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A former University of Montana basketball player has pleaded not guilty to a charge of selling prescription stimulants. The Missoulian reports Eric Hutchison appeared in court today on one count of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. Prosecutors say Hutchison sold 1,000 tablets of Adderall for $5 each. Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Highway Patrol says a 68-year-old man is dead after his car crashed off U.S. 89 near Neihart early this morning. The Great Falls Tribune reports troopers said the man is a White Sulphur Springs resident, but would not release his name until the family had been notified.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a satellite voting office will open on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation for late voter registration and in-person absentee voting. Today's announcement means satellite offices will open on at least four Montana reservations in time for the Nov. 4 election. McCulloch says preliminary talks have begun for offices on other reservations, as well.
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