HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The field for Montana's June 3 primary elections is taking shape as candidates file their last-minute paperwork with the Secretary of State's office. Democratic and Republican primaries will be held to choose party nominees for the state's open U.S. Senate and House seats. Multiple candidates from both parties filed to run for the two seats before this evening's deadline.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Secretary of State's office has approved signature-gathering for a proposed ballot initiative that would bar Montana from funding or enforcing the nation's health care law. The proposal by Bozeman attorney and state House candidate Matthew Monforton also would prevent Montana from participating in a health-insurance exchange.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A former Butte man charged with killing his father more than five years ago made an initial appearance in Justice Court today. Adam Hatfield is charged with deliberate homicide in the late 2008 death of 49-year-old Matt Hatfield. The Montana Standard reports Hatfield's bail was set at $500,000.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The FBI has released the name of a 19-year-old man who was shot and killed by a tribal police officer on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation last week. Special Agent Bill Facer says Clay Spotted Bear died March 3 after being taken to a hospital. The agency says officers responded to a report of a man with a gun that evening. Officers found the man and shots were exchanged.
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