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Matt Volz

The Associated Press

Helena, MT, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

Judge orders FBI informant to wear a disguise in terror case

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge has ordered an FBI informant to wear a wig or hat, false eyeglasses and fake facial hair when testifying against a man who prosecutors say wanted to avenge the death of Muslims killed in shootings at two New Zealand mosques. The confidential informant, who helps the FBI in terrorism investigations and has family in an undisclosed location in the Middle East,… → Read More

Judge orders FBI informant to wear a disguise in terror case

HELENA — A federal judge in Missoula has ordered an FBI informant to wear a wig or hat, false eyeglasses and fake facial hair when testifying against a man who → Read More

Montana judge orders neo-Nazi website publisher to pay $14M

A judge on Thursday ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to pay a Jewish real estate agent $14 million for inciting his readers to harass her family with hundreds of threatening and anti-Semitic messages and calls. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen entered Tanya Gersh a default judgment in → Read More

Montana judge orders neo-Nazi website publisher to pay $14M

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A judge on Thursday ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to pay a Jewish real estate agent $14 million for inciting his readers to harass her family with hundreds of threatening and anti-Semitic messages and calls. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen entered Tanya Gersh a default judgment in her civil lawsuit after The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin refused to… → Read More

Montana judge orders neo-Nazi website publisher to pay $14M

HELENA — A Montana judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to pay a real estate agent $14 million for encouraging his readers to harass her and her → Read More

Bipartisan bill will boost wildfire protection, senators say

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and destroyed much of the Northern California town of Paradise last year. Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California and Republican Steve Daines of Montana told The Associated Press they will… → Read More

Daines, Feinstein to introduce wildfire protection bill

Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and → Read More

Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires. → Read More

APNewsBreak: Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and destroyed much of the Northern California town of Paradise last year. Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California and Republican Steve Daines of Montana told The Associated Press they will… → Read More

Judge blocks IRS rule to halt nonprofit donor disclosures

A judge has ruled that the Trump administration must resume collecting donor information from nonprofit groups and give states and the public the chance to weigh in if it tries to halt the practice again. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said in Tuesday's decision that the IRS didn't give proper → Read More

Man who shot gun in national park says Bigfoot came out of woods

Federal officials are investigating a report that a man fired a gunshot while camping at Mammoth Cave National Park, an incident that another camper says was prompted by an alleged sighting of Bigfoot. → Read More

Judge blocks IRS rule to halt nonprofit donor disclosures

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge has blocked a Trump administration policy change that stopped nonprofit groups from identifying their big donors on federal disclosure forms. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled Tuesday that the IRS didn't give proper public notice before it stopped requiring social-welfare groups, labor unions and business associations to identify donors contributing more… → Read More

Krakauer: Court ruling on privacy hurts right to know

HELENA, Mont. — Author Jon Krakauer said he feels “a moral obligation” to fight a recent court ruling against him as he tries to obtain records detailing how the expulsion → Read More

Krakauer: Court ruling on privacy hurts right to know

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer said he feels “a moral obligation” to fight a recent court ruling against him as he tries to obtain records detailing how the expulsion of a University of Montana quarterback over a rape allegation was overturned. The author of “Into Thin Air” and “Into the Wild” said the […] → Read More

Krakauer: Court ruling on privacy hurts right to know

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Author Jon Krakauer said he feels a moral obligation to fight a recent court ruling against him as he tries to obtain records detailing how the expulsion of a University of Montana quarterback over a rape allegation was overturned. → Read More

Krakauer: Court ruling on privacy hurts right to know

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Author Jon Krakauer said he feels "a moral obligation" to fight a recent court ruling against him as he tries to obtain records detailing how the expulsion of a University of Montana quarterback over a rape allegation was overturned. The author of "Into Thin Air" and "Into the Wild" said the decision by the Montana Supreme Court could hurt the public's ability to access… → Read More

Krakauer: Court ruling on privacy hurts right to know

HELENA — Jon Krakauer says a court ruling that denies him documents detailing how a University of Montana quarterback's expulsion over a rape allegation was overturned may set a precedent → Read More

More alcohol seized in connection to resort for ultra-rich

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials said Monday that they confiscated over 800 bottles and cans of alcohol in a raid just days after the Yellowstone Club signed a deal to settle charges of serving booze at unlicensed bars at the private ski resort for the ultra-rich. Officials believe the alcohol seized last month from a terminal that serves club members and others who fly into Bozeman… → Read More

Candidates report fundraising as GOP governor's race narrows

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte collected more than $534,000 in a month to begin his second campaign for governor, dwarfing the early fundraising efforts of his two opponents for → Read More

Writer Krakauer denied records on college player's rape case

Author Jon Krakauer's five-year quest to find out how and why Montana's top higher education official intervened to prevent a star college quarterback's expulsion over a rape accusation stalled Wednesday when the state Supreme Court denied him access to those documents. The 4-3 decision → Read More