By an 8-4 vote, the Missoula City Council passed a controversial background check ordinance that the attorney general says violates state law.

The head of Yosemite National Park has apologized to staff members following allegations of harassment and other charges.

Opponents of I-177 band together to oppose the initiative that would ban trapping on all public lands in the state.

Sunny and warm in Western Montana, high today near 80.