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Opinion

04/21/2017 - 3:42pm
Park County has an updated growth policy. Now it’s up to our county commissioners to put it to work. Commissioners and county staff spent several years fine tuning the growth policy via workshops, questionnaires and countless interviews with...

Sports


Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) shoots as Los Angeles Clippers' Marreese Speights (5) and Jamal Crawford (11) defend during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series on Sunday in Salt Lake City. AP photo.
04/24/2017 - 3:12am
  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Johnson saved the Utah Jazz — again. "Iso Joe" has become a major problem for the Los Angeles Clippers. Johnson scored 28 points, and the Jazz beat the Clippers 105-98 on Sunday night to tie their first-round playoff...

MONTANA/REGION


Jeff Mangan, right, speaks with Montana Sen. Gordon Vance on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Helena. (AP photo)
04/21/2017 - 8:47am
HELENA (AP) — Montana lawmakers on Thursday confirmed "one of our own," as one senator put it, as the next commissioner in charge of making sure they follow campaign laws and of enforcing any violations they commit. In a whirlwind 24 hours, former...

Nation


In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday. Unless a court steps in, Lee and Stacey Johnson are set for execution Thursday night. Lee was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing Debra Reese with a tire iron in February 1993 in Jacksonville. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)
04/21/2017 - 8:58am
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation's most ambitious death...

World


Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro march in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets again Thursday, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
04/21/2017 - 8:55am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A young Venezuelan man returning home late from work was fatally shot when he got caught in the middle of late-night street clashes that engulfed several working-class neighborhoods in Caracas. The death Thursday night of...