BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says the Trump administration's idea to use military bases or other federal properties to export fossil fuels to Asia would undermine national security and state rights. Inslee is a Democrat and called the idea a "harebrained proposal" in a statement Monday. The potential use of naval or other federal properties as transshipment points was described to The Associated Press by Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke and two Republican lawmakers.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A hunter who survived a grizzly bear attack in Montana is having a second surgery for his injuries. Bob Legasa said Monday that doctors plan to insert a plate and a screw in his arm to secure a broken bone. He says he expects to be discharged Tuesday, three days after he was mauled by a grizzly sow protecting her cub.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - President Donald Trump's visit to Missoula this week to campaign on behalf of Republican US Senate candidate Matt Rosendale is set for Thursday at Missoula International Airport. Trump's campaign website says he'll be at Minuteman Aviation at 6:30 p.m. The site was moved from Neptune Aviation so the president could be photographed speaking in front of Air Force One. Tickets are available at donaldjtrump.com.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An eastern Montana sheriff's deputy faces charges of sexual abuse of a child for possessing images of a child engaged in sexual conduct. State prosecutors say Luke Strommen requested an image of a 17-year-old girl via text and received it via email in April 2014. He is scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Tuesday.
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