Independent Record week in review: Local news recap for Aug. 25-31

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging Montana’s drag ban argued in U.S. District Court on Monday for a preliminary injunction against the Montana attorney general and superintendent of public instruction’s enforcement of House Bill 359.

The bill, passed by the Montana Legislature during its last session, is intended to ban minors’ attendance at some drag performances and story hours.

— Nolan Lister,

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A Helena woman will return overseas next week for missions that involve the people of Ukraine and Syrian refugees.

Valerie Hellermann, executive director of Hands On Global, will leave Sept. 4 and be gone for five weeks.

— Phil Drake,

Carroll and Montana Tech headed to the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s season-opener separated by the same amount of points (one) as positions in the preseason NAIA poll released earlier in August.

Carroll quarterback Jack Prka reacts after scoring a fourth-quarter touchdown in the Saints’ 21-19 victory over Montana Tech on Thursday night in Butte.

Gary Marshall,

No. 15-ranked Carroll prevailed 21-19 over No. 16-ranked Tech, capturing a

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