HELENA, Mont. (AP) - State regulators are proposing fines against two companies that manage pharmacy benefits for health insurers, saying they operated in Montana without a license. Auditor and Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale says the violations were discovered while the agency was gathering information for a legislative committee studying the reasons for the rising costs of prescription drugs.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain why he's reassigned dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August. A group of 14 Democrats on Friday asked Zinke for a briefing on the reassignments. The personnel moves have attracted scrutiny from the Interior Department's Inspector General over complaints many were politically motivated.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. is set to rally Montana Republicans Friday night after his father said Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester must pay "a big price" for releasing allegations that derailed the White House Veterans Affairs nominee. The president's son is keynote speaker at the Republican Party's platform convention in Billings.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula judge is prohibiting a University of Montana athletics fan from making any more social media posts about a woman who started an online petition opposing the re-hiring of football coach Bobby Hauck. The restriction is part of a one-year restraining order that also bars Mike Schlosser of Butte from approaching the woman or being on campus.
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