In essence, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that suicide – even when a physician plays a role – is not a crime. Now, the state legislature is likely to argue the issue.
At least 30 states will see new laws going into effect on New Year's Day. Many of the new laws reflect zeitgeist concerns on health, technology, and the economy.
Elouise Cobell persisted 13 years in her case against Indian land trust abuse by the US. Now the Obama administration is set to pay $3.4 billion to rectify the century-old problem.
Under the healthcare public option plan being fashioned by Senate liberals and moderates, private nonprofit insurance plans would have to meet standards comparable to the options now offered federal employees.
A stream runs through Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is America's first national park, established in 1872, and is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. President Barack Obama will visit Yellowstone National Park this weekend.
A plan to boost the flow of the Upper Missouri River could help ailing cottonwood trees and endangered fish.
The House voted Thursday to continue the estate tax – an attempt to foil the Bush-era cuts that would have led to the expiration of the estate tax in 2010. But complications remain.
The House and Senate will have a difficult time reconciling their healthcare reform bills on several key issues, including abortion funding and a public option, among others.