Montana Podcasts

A great selection of podcasts focused on topics covering all areas of Montana.

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Evening Newscast 10-23-20Evening Newscast for October 23, 2020.

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Campaign Beat: Rich Candidates And Poor Coronavirus PlansGreg Gianforte writes himself another big check in the governor race. Neither candidate for that office wants to answer hard questions about dealing with the pandemic.

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Partial Superfund Deal For Anaconda Smelter Site Heads To Federal CourtThe parties in charge of the sprawling 300 square mile Anaconda Smelter Superfund Site Friday lodged a partial legally-binding cleanup deal in federal district court.

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Few Details in NorthWestern Energy Bid for Colstrip UnitSome Montanans are concerned about the lack of transparency in a proposal that's expected to have a major impact on the state's energy future.

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Evening Newscast 10-22-20Evening Newscast for October 22, 2020.

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Montana's Rural Hospitals Look Out Of State As COVID-19 Strains Local ResourcesMontana's rural critical access hospitals are struggling as COVID-19 patients fill beds and strain staffing resources.

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'Unprecedented' Storm System Moving Into MontanaMontana is about to get a blast of wintery weather the likes of which have never been recorded in mid-October.

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Montana Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Marijuana Ballot MeasureThe Montana Supreme Court Wednesday rejected a last-minute legal challenge to block a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana sales to Montanans ages 21 and up.

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2020 Candidate Profile: Kathleen Williams For U.S. HouseThis week we're publishing profiles for the candidates running for Montana's lone U.S. House seat.

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2020 Candidate Profile: Matt Rosendale For U.S. HouseThis week we're publishing profiles of the candidates running for Montana's lone U.S. House seat.

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Evening Newscast 10-21-20Evening Newscast for October 21, 2020.

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Missoula Plans Winter Homeless Shelter To House 150 PeopleMissoula has updated its Emergency Winter Shelter Plan for the homeless with a new temporary location to house 150 people.

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State Unemployment Office Estimates $3 Million In Fraudulent Payments During COVID SurgeMontana has sent over $1 billion in unemployment benefits to residents since the start of the pandemic.

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Two MT Candidates Selected for Conservation Voters' So-called "Dirty Dozen"This was not stated in an earlier version of the story.

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Evening Newscast 10-20-20Evening Newscast for October 2o, 2020.

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Missoula Considers Ban On Flavored Tobacco Products And E-CigarettesMissoula could become the state's first city to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

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Missoulian Editor On Her Resignation And Why Local News MattersMissoulian editor Gwen Florio resigned from the paper recently, in the wake of the editorial board's controversial endorsement of PSC candidate Jennifer Fielder - an endorsement the paper retracted the very next day.

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Montana Joins Suit Over Alleged Google MonopoliesThe state of Montana has joined the U.S. Department of Justice and 10 other states in filing a lawsuit that alleges tech giant Google has unlawfully maintained monopolies in online searches and advertising.

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Shared State Episode 08: To Secure The Blessings Of LibertyMontana's mask mandate was put into effect for the health of everybody in the state, collectively.

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2020 Candidate Profile: Mike Cooney For GovernorThis week we're publishing profiles on both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor. MTPR's Shaylee Ragar brings us this look at Democrat Mike Cooney and his bid for Montana's executive office.

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Evening Newscast 10-19-20Evening Newscast for October 19, 2020.

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Legislature Rejects Rule Changes Proposed By RepublicansAn effort by Republican state lawmakers to change how the Montana Legislature operates has failed.

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Romano Criticizes Handling Of School Relief Funding, But Offers No PlanMelissa Romano, the Democrat running for to lead Montana's K-12 public school system criticized the current school superintendent's handling of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Troy Downing For State AuditorMontana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

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2020 Candidate Profile: Greg Gianforte For GovernorThis week we're publishing profiles on both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor. Shaylee Ragar brings us this look at Republican Greg Gianforte and his second bid for Montana's executive office.

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In Favor of the NHAJane Weber, Chair of Big Sky Country NHA, Inc., appeared on Voices of Montana to offer her side in support of a proposal to designate over 1.7 million acres in Montana as a National Heritage Area.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Shane Morigeau For State AuditorMontana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Roger Roots For State AuditorMontana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

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Evening Newscast 10-16-20Evening Newscast for October 16, 2020.

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Campaign Beat: It's Going To Be A SqueakerIf a new poll is correct, it's going to be a suspenseful election night in Montana.

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Opponents Mount Last Minute Challenge To Marijuana LegalizationOpponents of two ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana sales to adults 21 and up in Montana are mounting a last-minute legal challenge to block the measures being voted on.

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Fighting Cancer at the PollsCancer enacts a toll on Americans daily. Some live with cancer, some live with the memory of loved ones fighting the terrible disease, and almost everyone has at least witnessed that toll first-hand.

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Montana Gubernatorial Voter Guide: Public ServiceHow will Montana's next governor help promote fraud prevention, improve aging services and broadband connectivity, and work to lower the cost of prescription drugs?

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2020 Candidate Interview: Kevin Leatherbarrow For Superintendent Of Public InstructionLeatherbarrow runs a private tutoring business in Great Falls. He spoke with Montana Public Radio's Corin Cates-Carney.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Melissa Romano For Superintendent Of Public InstructionRomano is a school teacher making her second run for the office. She spoke with Montana Public Radio's Corin Cates-Carney.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Elsie Arntzen For Superintendent Of Public InstructionArntzen is also the current Superintendent. She spoke with Montana Public Radio's Corin Cates-Carney.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Raph Graybill For Attorney GeneralGraybill is the current chief counsel to Gov. Steve Bullock. He spoke with Montana Public Radio's Corin Cates-Carney about how advocacy plays into the role of the state's top legal officer, investing in "just reinvestment," and depolarizing the board that manages state trust lands.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Austin Knudsen For Attorney GeneralKnudsen is currently the county attorney for Roosevelt County. He spoke with Montana Public Radio's Corin Cates-Carney about his plans to shift funds from Helena to local law enforcement, being tough on drugs and violent crime, and maximizing the return on state trust lands.

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Report: NW Far Right Militia Network Wants to Become 'Den of Rattlesnakes'Membership in a far-right militia network in the Northwest reportedly has exploded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Preview of our new True Crime PodcastWe are so excited to introduce our new podcast, Montana Murders: Notorious and Unsolved, a true crime podcast that digs into some of Montana's most famous murders.

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Evening Newscast 10-15-20Evening Newscast for October 15, 2020.

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Montana Gubernatorial Voter Guide: Prescription DrugsHow will Montana's next governor help promote fraud prevention, improve aging services and broadband connectivity, and work to lower the cost of prescription drugs?

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Montana Gubernatorial Voter Guide: Aging ServicesHow will Montana's next governor help promote fraud prevention, improve aging services and broadband connectivity, and work to lower the cost of prescription drugs?

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Montana Gubernatorial Voter Guide: Broadband ServicesHow will Montana's next governor help promote fraud prevention, improve aging services and broadband connectivity, and work to lower the cost of prescription drugs?

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Montana Gubernatorial Voter Guide: Fraud PreventionHow will Montana's next governor help promote fraud prevention, improve aging services and broadband connectivity, and work to lower the cost of prescription drugs?

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Voting Guide for Montanans Casting Their BallotsThe election is around the corner, and Montanans have a few options for casting their ballots.

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Evening Newscast 10-14-20Evening Newscast for October 14, 2020.

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Settlement Will Bring Satellite Voting Offices To Blackfeet ReservationThe Blackfeet Nation announced Wednesday that it settled with Pondera County officials after the county allegedly refused to open a satellite voting office on the reservation.

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How C-46 And C-47 Would Change Montana's ConstitutionMontana voters this election will decide whether the state constitution requires some updating. Constitutional Revisions 46 and 47 revise constitutional language dealing with signature collection efforts for ballot initiatives.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Bryce Bennett For Secretary Of StateBennett is currently a state senator and former state representative from Missoula. He shared his views on automatic and online voter registration, the secretary of state's role as an advocate against dark money in politics and his plans for a statewide business council with Montana Public Radio's Corin Cates Carney.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Christi Jacobsen For Secretary Of StateJacobsen is currently the deputy Secretary of State, with a previous career in the private telecom industry.

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Evening Newscast 10-13-20Evening Newscast for October 13, 2020.

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Seasonal Work Will Look Different Amid COVID-19 PandemicIt's almost that time of year when businesses staff up for the holidays and winter season.

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Montana Hospitals Facing Staff Shortages Amid COVID-19 SurgeAs COVID-19 cases across the state surge, the number of available hospital beds for COVID and other patients is quickly becoming a concern.

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Shared State Episode 07: Equality Of OpportunityFor the first time, almost every county in Montana is using all-mail in ballots this election season.

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Evening Newscast 10-12-20Evening Newscast for October 12, 2020.

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Major Increase in Montana's Child Uninsurance RateThe number of Montana children without health coverage has gone up by 25%, according to a new report which said the increase came during stronger economic times.

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Evening Newscast 10-09-20Evening Newscast for October 09, 2020.

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Schools Take Different Approaches As COVID-19 Numbers GrowWell over a month into the school year, some public school districts are making decisions about whether they should move toward more in-person education, while those that are dealing with outbreaks are temporarily shutting their doors.

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Land Grab or Bonus MoneyA multi-year effort to designate over 1.7 million acres of land in Montana as a National Heritage Area continues to move forward with a feasibility study published this summer.

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Campaign Beat: Abortion, Harassment And Big MoneyThe new governor will either uphold Montanans' access to legal abortion or restrict that access.

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Uncertainty Swirls Around Marijuana Legalization In MontanaVoters next month will decide if Montana should become the latest state to legalize the use and sale of recreational marijuana.

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Push Grows to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Across MontanaOn Monday, many Montanans will be celebrating indigenous people rather than Christopher Columbus.

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Evening Newscast 10-08-20Evening Newscast for October 08, 2020.

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Fact Check: Montana Governor DebateOn Tuesday night the candidates for governor Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Mike Cooney faced off in a debate on MontanaPBS.

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Evening Newscast 10-07-20Evening newscast for October 07, 2020.

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Internet Outage Temporarily Disrupts Online ClassesSpectrum customers across the state woke up this Wednesday morning with no internet access. Schools teaching remotely during the pandemic reported issues with their students' ability to sign into online classes.

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Gov. Debate Highlights Deep Contrasts Between Cooney, GianforteThe Democrat and Republican vying to be Montana's next governor traded salvos during a debate hosted by MontanaPBS Tuesday night.

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A Half-Ounce Black-Capped Chickadee Is A Winter HeavyweightThis summer, while watching white-crowned sparrows, pine siskins and Cassin's finches feeding on the sunflower seeds we'd scattered on the rail of the cabin porch, I had the experience of a black-capped chickadee eating out of my hand as I sat, statue-like, palm out, lifted and flat.

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Attorney General Candidates Call For Changes To Motor Vehicle DivisionThe candidates for Attorney General say changes are needed in Montana's Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division to make it more user friendly and efficient.

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Evening Newscast 10-06-20Evening newscast for October 06, 2020.

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Shared State Episode 06: Desiring To Improve The Quality Of LifeIndividually, our decisions about where to live and what to do for work shape our lives profoundly.

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Evening Newscast 10-05-20Evening newscast for October 05, 2020.

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Evening Newscast 10-02-20Evening newscast for October 02, 2020.

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Report: Severe Negligence Fueled COVID Outbreak At Whitefish Care FacilityA federal report from early September says severe negligence at a Whitefish long-term care facility directly contributed to a COVID-19 outbreak.

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Voting Begins In MontanaMany Montanans can now cast votes in the 2020 general election. Lewis and Clark County Elections Supervisor Audrey McCue said foot traffic was pretty steady at the county building in Helena Friday.

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Campaign Beat: Mail Voting, Debates And Republicans For BidenThe Trump campaign attempt to derail all-mail voting in Montana is shut down in court.

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Cyber $ecurityCyber crime accounted for more than $3.5 billion in losses to individuals and businesses in the Untied States last year.

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Evening Newscast 10-01-20Evening Newscast for October 01, 2020.

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Fact Check: MontanaPBS Senate DebateDemocrat Steve Bullock and Republican Steve Daines met in their second debate in their race for the U.S. Senate earlier this week.

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Montana U.S. Senate Voter Guide Series: Long-Term CareOur popular Voter Guide Series continues with Montana U.S. Senate candidates Steve Bullock and Steve Daines.

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Montana U.S. Senate Voter Guide Series: Prescription DrugsOur popular Voter Guide Series continues with Montana U.S. Senate candidates Steve Bullock and Steve Daines.

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Montana U.S. Senate Voter Guide Series: Economy and Pandemic RecoveryOur popular Voter Guide Series continues with Montana U.S. Senate candidates Steve Bullock and Steve Daines.

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Montana U.S. Senate Voter Guide Series: MedicareOur popular Voter Guide Series continues with Montana U.S. Senate candidates Steve Bullock and Steve Daines.

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Montana U.S. Senate Voter Guide: Social SecurityOur popular Voter Guide Series continues with Montana U.S. Senate candidates Steve Bullock and Steve Daines.

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Evening Newscast 09-30-20Evening newscast for September 30, 2020.

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Montana Wildfire Update For September 30, 2020Firefighters are tackling a new wildfire that's burning through sage and juniper in southwestern Montana.

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Judge Shuts Down Republican Challenge To All-Mail Voting In MontanaThe option for counties to conduct the November election by all-mall ballot will stay in place.

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Group Seeks Hearing on Alleged "Constitutional Failure" at BLMDefenders of public lands want a hearing in Congress on why William Perry Pendley remained so long as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management without U.S. Senate approval.

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Evening Newscast 09-29-20Evening Newscast for September 29, 2020.

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Montana Selling Bonds As Part Of Infrastructure Funding PackageGov. Steve Bullock announced in a news release Tuesday that the state has sold $52 million in bonds to help pay for major state public works projects.

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Montana VA Telehealth Appointments Triple During COVID-19 PandemicU.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is visiting Montana this week to highlight the agency's increased use of telemedicine during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID Relief Helps Tribes Bring Broadband To Some Montana ReservationsAbout three quarters of Montanans have broadband access. But that access is less prevalent in rural parts of Montana, which are home to the state's seven Indian reservations.

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Shared State Episode 05: The Grandeur Of Our Mountains And The Vastness Of Our Rolling PlainsNational parks, jagged peaks, sprawling forests; Montana is home to more than 30 million acres of public land.

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Recreational MarijuanaWhere will Montanans stand on the question of legalizing recreational marijuana in Montana? In our continuing series on Voices of Montana, proponents of two citizen initiatives appearing on the November ballot discuss the proposals economic benefits and address public safety and business concerns.

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Federal Court Orders Pendley Out as Acting BLM DirectorThe Bureau of Land Management begins this week without a director.

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MT Groups: More Wilderness Protections in National ForestThe process of developing a new management plan for a national forest in Montana enters its next phase this week.

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Evening Newscast 09-25-20Evening Newscast for September 25, 2020.

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Campaign Beat: Health Care, Supreme Court Fights, Dinosaurs And The MunchiesMontana's House candidates have their first debate. Ads in that race try to paint the other as the "outsider." The battle to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's court seat could impact Montana's Senate race.

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Fact Check: Montana's U.S. House DebateThe candidates for Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House met in their first debate hosted by MontanaPBS.

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MT's Vote-by-Mail Option Up in Air After GOP ChallengeThe future of Montana's vote-by-mail option for the November election could be decided any day now, after a legal challenge wrapped up this week in federal court.

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Evening Newscast 09-24-20Evening Newscast for September 24, 2020.

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Native Student Proficiency Rates Continue To Lag Behind Non-Native PeersThe achievement gap in K-12 schools between Montana's American Indian students and their non-Native counterparts has not improved over the past two years.

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COVID-19 And Health Care Issues Dominate U.S. House DebateCandidates for Montana's lone U.S. House of Representatives seat met in a debate Wednesday night hosted by MontanaPBS.

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Evening Newscast 09-21-20Evening Newscast for September 23, 2020.

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Federal Court Hears GOP Arguments Against All-Mail Voting In MontanaAttorneys for President Donald Trump's campaign and the national and state GOP argued in federal court Tuesday against Montana Gov.

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The Impacts of Inadequate Child Care in MontanaHow much would you guess was the cost of inadequate child care to the Montana economy in 2019?

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Evening Newscast 09-22-20Evening Newscast for September 22, 2020.

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U.S. House Passes Savanna's ActThe U.S. House Tuesday passed Savanna's Act, a policy that would require the Department of Justice to create new protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans.

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Missoula Housing Supply At 'Historically Low Levels'Missoula's residential real estate market remains red-hot with home sales up more than 20% from last year.

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Debate Highlights Two Different Takes On AG's OfficeMontana's two attorney general candidates sparred in Sunday's debate, showcasing the sharp contrast between how the Republican and the Democrat each view the elected position.

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The Ungulate Mating Calendar Demands Tight TimingI've seen white-tailed does and fawns in my yard all spring and summer. But just last week I saw two bucks.

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Richest Hill Episode 09: Butte Never Says Die!The core of the Superfund deal itself, and how it proposes to solve Butte's lingering environmental problems forever, is really important and complicated, both legally and technically.

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Shared State Episode 04: The Quiet Beauty Of Our StateTalking about Montana's environment, our public lands and waterways, is one of the fastest ways for politicians to gain credibility here.

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Mental Health Grants Aimed At Supporting Montana StudentsNine million dollars in federal grants coming into Montana is aimed at bolstering mental health services for students and their families.

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Campaign Beat: Lawmakers Clash Over Rules, Candidates Clash Over Veterans IssuesDemocrats charge Republicans with shenanigans over the meeting of a legislative rules committee, Montana Republican candidates get a boost from Vice-President Pence and new ads in the U.S. Senate race feature veterans.

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Evening Newscast 09-18-20Evening Newscast for September 18, 2020.

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Public Comment Opens For Bonner Mill Cleanup PlanThe Montana Department of Environmental quality is asking for public input on a draft plan to clean up contaminated sediment at the former Bonner Mill site near the Blackfoot River.

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Democratic Lawmakers Cry Foul Over Unusual Legislative Committee MeetingRepublican lawmakers met Thursday to discuss changing the 2021 Legislature's rules for operating amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Butte Superfund Deal Closes One Chapter, Opens AnotherA final deal signed by a federal judge this week outlining cleanup of century old mining waste in Butte means there's going to be a flurry of work happening in the center of town.

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MT Climate Plan Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050As wildfires rage across the West,.

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Evening Newscast 09-17-20Evening Newscast for September 17, 2020.

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Billings Police Chief on Legalizing Recreational MarijuanaBillings Police Chief Rich St. John and Custer County Attorney Wyatt Glade explain how Montana Law Enforcement views the possible legalization of recreational Marijuana as proposed by Initiative 190 this November.

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Smoke Got You Down? You're Not AloneThe deadly wildfires scorching the west coast have produced smoke that has reached the east coast and Europe.

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Evening Newscast 09-16-20Evening Newscast for September 16, 2020.

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Researchers To Study How Lake Trout Removal Affects Flathead Lake ToxinsThe University of Montana's Flathead Lake Biological Station will study how tribal efforts to suppress non-native lake trout populations are possibly shifting the buildup of toxins in other fish species.

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Federal Judge Gives Final Green Light To Butte's $150M Superfund DealButte's $150 million cleanup deal is at last carved in legal stone after more than a decade of negotiations, and more than three decades on the Superfund National Priorities List.

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Montana Now Reporting School COVID-19 Case NumbersState health officials Wednesday published information about COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in individual public grade schools and universities.

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Evening Newscast 09-15-20Evening Newscast for September 15, 2020.

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Montana's Public Schools Could Be Out Nearly $800,000 After COVID Aid Rule ChangePublic school students in Montana may miss out on roughly $800,000 in federal aid for laptops, masks and educational services amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Secretary Of State Candidates Differ Over Mail Ballots, Voter RegistrationThe candidates competing to be Montana's next Secretary of State sparred in a weekend debate hosted by MTN News.

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Wolverines: Wild Weasels Of The AlpineA small dark blur upslope materialized into a loping wolverine, coming straight toward us! Afraid this wolverine wanted to share our lunch, we left our backpacks where they lay, and hurried out of its path.

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Shared State Episode 03: Grateful To GodDelegates included a nod to religion when they wrote Montana's constitutional preamble. Decades later, ideas about God, faith and morality continue to influence how lawmakers approach policy issues.

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Evening Newscast 09-14-20Evening Newscast for September 14, 2020.

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Council Files Grizzly Management Recommendations, Without Consensus On HuntingA citizen committee appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock finalized a report on how the state should manage grizzly bears last week.

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Montana Wildfire Update For September 14, 2020The critical fire weather and poor air quality across much of Montana will last at least until the end of the week.

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Groups For, Against Recreational Marijuana Debate In MissoulaMontana voters will decide in the 2020 election whether to join 11 other states that have legalized adult use of recreational marijuana.

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Report: Montanans Face a Disproportionate Energy BurdenOne in four U.S. households faces a high energy-cost burden, and it's a hardship that a new report finds disproportionately affects certain demographics.

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Evening Newscast 09-11-20Evening Newscast for September 11, 2020.

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Campaign Beat: QAnon, Carbon Tax And Cooney On DrumsVice President Mike Pence and top Montana Republican candidates plan to attend a fundraiser hosted by supporters of QAnon, which the FBI calls a domestic terrorism threat.

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CWD Transport Rules Changed Ahead Of Hunting SeasonMontana is changing how it handles the animals harvested in CWD management zones this hunting season, and hunters will now be able to move deer, elk and moose carcasses across management zone borders.

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Butte's Superfund Deal Sent To Federal Judge For Final ApprovalButte's pending $150 million Superfund cleanup deal is now one step away from being legally set in stone.

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Governor Issues New Guidance On School COVID-19 DisclosureSome public school districts and public health officials in Montana say medical privacy laws are preventing them from working together when a positive COVID-19 case is found in a school.

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Montana Wildfire Update For September 10, 2020Western Montana has reaped the benefits of a weather pattern that has kept wildfire smoke at bay.

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Evening Newscast 09-10-20The Evening Newscast for September 10, 2020.

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Montana Republicans File Another Challenge To All-Mail VotingRepublicans have filed another lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, joining an effort to stop an emergency executive order that allows counties to conduct this year's election by all-mail voting.

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Families Reflect On The Aftermath Of Bozeman-Area FireComing off Montana's most active fire weekend of the summer, residents in Bridger Canyon are using the current break in the weather to reflect and regroup from the damage incurred, and avoided, from the Bridger Foothills Fire.

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COVID-19 Disclosure Policies Vary Widely Across Montana SchoolsSchool districts across Montana have been in session for a few weeks now and there have already been confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in schools.

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MT Families Receive Funds for Missed School MealsStudents who qualify for free and reduced-price meals missed out on those meals when school closed down in March.

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Like 'Richest Hill'? Check Out 'Shared State'Hi all, Richest Hill host Nora Saks here. I wanted to pop in real quick to let you know that episode 9, which we're calling 'Butte never says die,' is almost done and will be out very soon.

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Shared StateWhile the MT Lowdown is on hiatus, Montana Free Press, Montana Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio have teamed up to bring you a new podcast about the real issues behind the campaign rhetoric.

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State Auditor Candidates Compare Resumes During Weekend DebateThe candidates for Montana's state auditor office squared off in a televised debate Sunday hosted by MTN News.

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Evening Newscast 09-08-20Evening Newscast for September 8, 2020.

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Whether Lichens Conceal Or Reveal Depends On What You're Looking ForLichens are a combination of fungi and algae living together in a symbiotic relationship. In this symbiosis, the fungi and algae benefit from each other.

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Shared State Episode 02: 'We The People Of Montana'Who's included, who's left out, and what's that mean this November? Listen now on Shared State, a podcast about what's driving Montana's 2020 elections and where the outcomes could lead us.

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Shared State Episode 01: PreambleIn case you haven't been turning on the TV or opening the paper, we're in the thick of campaign season and there are big, competitive races up and down the ticket, some of which could flip the governor's office red or turn our whole congressional delegation blue.

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Shared State Episode 02: 'We The People Of Montana'Who's included, who's left out, and what's that mean this November? Listen now on Shared State, a podcast about what's driving Montana's 2020 elections and where the outcomes could lead us.

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Shared State Episode 01: PreambleIn case you haven't been turning on the TV or opening the paper, we're in the thick of campaign season and there are big, competitive races up and down the ticket, some of which could flip the governor's office red or turn our whole congressional delegation blue.

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Shared State Episode 02: 'We The People Of Montana'Who's included, who's left out, and what's that mean this November? Listen now on Shared State, a podcast about what's driving Montana's 2020 elections and where the outcomes could lead us.

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Evening Newscast 09-04-20Evening Newscast for September 4, 2020.

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Campaign Beat: Hanoi Who? Montana Ad ChecklistRepublicans try to impede Montanans voting by mail. A new ad resurrects "Hanoi Jane." Sen.

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Weekend Forecast: Windy, Hot, WinteryThe state is bracing for yet another round of dangerous wildland fire conditions Saturday, which will soon be followed by unseasonably cool temperatures.

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Montana Wildfire Update For September 03, 2020Find the most recent daily update A cold front that swept across the state yesterday fanned several fires that threatened neighborhoods and entire towns.

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Missoula County Will Publish UM COVID-19 Numbers WeeklyThe University of Montana's COVID-19 numbers are going to be shared each week by the Missoula City-County Health Department.

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Evening Newscast 09-02-20Evening Newscast for September 02, 2020.

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Assistive Tech 'Lifeline' for MT Students with Disabilities During PandemicTechnology from the University of Montana will provide a big assist to students living with disabilities as the school year begins.

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Critics Say Massive Swan Valley Forest Project Lacks SpecificsThe Flathead National Forest released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement last week, moving one step closer to finalizing a 15-year logging and fire mitigation project in the Swan Valley.

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Proposal Puts BNSF In Charge Of RailroadA proposed agreement charging BNSF Railway Company with the operation and maintenance of the Libby Asbestos Superfund unit running along its tracks was announced Tuesday by federal and state officials.

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Missoula's New Mental Health Unit Focuses On AdolescentsIntensive psychiatric services for youth in Missoula are scarce but Providence St. Patrick Hospital's just expanded that capacity.

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Ceanothus: Life From The Kiss Of FireThirty-plus years ago when I was studying wildlife management at Oregon State University, we learned that Ceanothus was a highly preferred forage plant for deer and elk during the winter.

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School Superintendent Candidates Highlight Their Priorities During Weekend DebateThe Republican and Democratic candidates vying to be Montana's state schools superintendent each pitched themselves as the best person for the job during a debate hosted by MTN News on Sunday.

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Standing Up Against the Stadium LockdownHundreds of parents, family members, and classmates only "heard" about the games played this past weekend.

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Sporting Community: Remove Pendley as BLM Head ImmediatelyWestern hunters, anglers and conservation groups are calling for the immediate removal of William Perry Pendley as head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Campaign Beat: Sports, Mail Voting And 'Fawning Adulation'The pandemic response remains an issue in Montana's Senate race. Postal service cuts may factor in the governor's race.

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Bitterroot National Forest Withdraws Gold Butterfly ProjectIt's back to the drawing board for a huge vegetation management project in the Bitterroot National Forest.

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Evening Newscast 08-28-20The Evening Newscast for August 28, 2020.

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Um, Msu Won't Release Campus Covid-19 NumbersAs college students returned to class, Montana's two largest universities are not disclosing COVID-19 cases on campus.

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Evening Newscast 08-27-20Evening Newscast for August 27, 2020.

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Bodnar: UM Prepared To Face COVID-19 Challenges And Budget ShortfallsThe global pandemic will likely lead to revenue shortfalls at the University of Montana, according to its president, despite the school's improved recruitment efforts.

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Bundy-Tied MT Group Holds Meetings Opposing Public Health MeasuresA group tied to anti-government extremist Ammon Bundy is holding meetings and rallies across Montana to oppose COVID-19 public-health measures.

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DIY Home Air Filters Can Be Effective, Safe, Researcher SaysWhere there's smoke, there's not necessarily fire. Montana's air quality rapidly deteriorated this week, but the vast majority of the wildfire smoke polluting the state's air is coming from northern California.

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Montana Wildfire Update For August 26, 2020Air Quality is listed as "Moderate" and "Good" across western Montana this afternoon. That's according to the Department of Environmental Quality.

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Flathead County Health Officer Reflects On Northwest Montana Fair After Crowds Gather UnmaskedThe Northwest Montana State Fair and Rodeo wrapped up on Sunday. Over the weekend images of the event published by the Daily Interlake newspaper showing a crowd at the rodeo circulated on social media and raised concern about possible spread of COVID-19.

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'Field Notes' Explains How Wildfires Impact Deer And ElkCan most of them outrun or outflank a rapidly spreading fire? And what about the survivors when they return to a burned forest?

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Montana Wildfire Update For August 25, 2020Smoke from California wildfires continues blanketing Montana and degrading its air quality. By mid-afternoon Tuesday 10 cities reported air quality that was "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups."

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Legislature Won't Talk Sales Tax Next YearA group of Montana lawmakers studying tax reform decided on Tuesday to not recommend a statewide sales tax bill to the next Legislature.

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Montana Wildfire Update For August 24, 2020Air quality rapidly deteriorated this afternoon across much of Montana thanks to wildfire smoke. And that smoke is going to stick around for at least a few more days.

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Coming Soon: 'Shared State'If you've turned on the TV in Montana recently, you've probably been bombarded with advertisements propping up - or tearing down - candidates for political office.

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Public Lands on 2020 Ballot for Many Mountain West VotersAaron Weiss, deputy director of the Denver-based Center for Western Priorities, said the group is running TV ads between now and Election Day to remind candidates that protecting public lands is important to outdoor enthusiasts, and that they vote.

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Evening Newscast 08-21-20Evening Newscast for August 21, 2020.

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Campaign Beat: Greens, Guns And Preexisting ConditionsMontana's Secretary of State loses his battle to keep Green Party candidates on the ballot.

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Montana Wildfire Update For August 21, 2020Fire crews in Missoula spent the day Friday mopping up the remnants of Thursday's grass fire that scorched the face of Mount Sentinel just south of the University of Montana.

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Montana Schools Prep For Learning Losses As Classroom Instruction ReturnsIt's been about six months since most Montana students sat inside a classroom and as school doors reopen, teachers are eager to see if students fell behind while learning remotely.

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Montana Wildfire Update For August 20, 2020A wildfire that has blackened the base of Mount Sentinel east of the University of Montana is now 75 percent contained, according to a 9 p.m.

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Evening Newscast 08-20-20Evening Newscast for August 20, 2020.

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Unit 4 Update and The CA BlackoutsWhy is now the best time for NorthWestern Energy to move forward with a 64-day maintenance shutdown of Unit 4?

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Montana Begins New Round Of Clark Fork Mine Waste CleanupThe state started new work this week to prevent toxic metals in century-old mine waste from seeping into the Upper Clark Fork River.

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Misinformation in MT Impacting November ElectionMisinformation is a top concern for election officials, especially as the pandemic transforms the election.

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Evening Newscast 08-19-20Evening Newscast for August 19, 2020.

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Cooney Releases Health Care PlanMontana's Democratic candidate for governor announced a plan Wednesday that he says will increase access to health care and lower prescription drug prices.

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Coal Project On Kootenai River Tributary To Undergo Further ReviewThe expansion of a British Columbia coal mine upstream of Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenai River will undergo review from the federal Canadian government.

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MT Postal Worker: Don't Lose Faith in Post OfficeThe U.S. Postal Service has warned Montana and other states that ballots may not arrive in time to be counted in the November election, raising alarms that voters could be disenfranchised....

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Evening Newscast 08-18-20Evening newscast for August 18, 2020.

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Opportunities and 2nd Chances at MYCAThe Montana Youth Challenge Academy has been providing Montana youth with opportunities and 2nd chances since 1999.

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'Field Notes:' It's Not Easy Being A Black-Footed FerretWhen most people think of the threatened or endangered species of Montana, they tend to focus on the iconic animals of the West: the grizzly bear, the wolf or the Canadian lynx.

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Evening Newscast 08-17-20Evening Newscast for August 17, 2020.

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Huckleberries, Montana's Little Icons, Retain Their MysteriesBraving horseflies the size of quarters and the searing afternoon sun, I ramble on a steep hillside like a bear, gorging for her long winter's nap.

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Campaign Beat: Parsing The Senate Debate And Latest AdsThe first Senate debate scored talking points but not a clear winner. A new ad in the U.S. House race touches all the Montana bases: fishing, shooting and beer.

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Evening Newscast 08-14-20Evening newscast for August 14, 2020.

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Return of a Southern Passenger Rail RouteEleven Montana counties are set to establish the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority to explore the feasibility of returning passenger rail service through Montana's southern communities.

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Pendley's Past Remarks on Public Lands Catch Up with Him in MTPendley's past as a self-proclaimed "sagebrush rebel" and his advocacy to sell public lands to states has put him in hot water with groups in the West.

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Internet Crimes… Against ChildrenI'll just leave these right here.... In the first six months of 2020, Montana's cyber tips on internet crimes against children rose by nearly 70% compared to the same period last year.

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Griz Fan PodcastAfter months of zoom calls for shows, the GFP guys are back together recording their first in-person episode since early 2020.

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State Legislature Could Be Exempt From COVID-19 Directives While In SessionMontana lawmakers are working out plans for what their 2021 session will look like and there's still plenty up in the air, like whether they'll be required to wear face masks.

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Listen: Bullock And Daines Face Off In First Senate DebateU.S. Senate candidates Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Steve Bullock squared off in a debate for the first time over the weekend.

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Greens Are Out, Mail Is In, Sales Tax Fearmongering ReturnsThere will be no Greens on the November ballot, and that ballot will likely be mailed in.

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Evening Newscast 08-06-20Evening Newscast for August 6, 2020.

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Evening Newscast 08-05-20The Evening Newscast for August 5, 2020.

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Evening Newscast 08-04-20The Evening Newscast for August 4, 2020.

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Bat Moms Do A Lot Of Hanging AboutBats are wonderful, mysterious creatures: they swoop gracefully through the night, and sometimes through our nightmares.

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Evening Newscast 08-03-20Evening Newscast for August 03, 2020.

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Conservation Groups Pan BLM Resource Plan for Central MTConservation groups are disappointed in the Bureau of Land Management's resource plan for central Montana.

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Montana Local Food Challenge: More Significance This YearThis August is the fifth annual.

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Campaign Beat: Money, Mobs And CorruptionMontana's U.S. House race looks to be tight and maybe getting tighter. New ads in the Senate race allege corruption and kowtowing to the "liberal mob." And the candidates in that race agree to three debates this fall.

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Public Can Comment on Draft MT Grizzly RecommendationsAfter nearly a year of work, Gov. Steve Bullock's Grizzly Bear Advisory Council has released.

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Evening Newscast 07-30-20Evening Newscast for July 30, 2020.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Cooney Releases Economic PlanDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Cooney Thursday unveiled an economic plan for the state. Cooney's plan emphasizes in-state hiring for state contractors; growing rural economies; and empowering women in the workforce.

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Evening Newscast 07-29-20The Evening Newscast for July 29, 2020.

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Bullock: Decision On Mail Voting Coming SoonMontana election officials are calling on Gov. Steve Bullock to allow counties the option of running the November election by mail.

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Episode SeventeenFor this episode of Breakfast in Montana, Aaron and Russell talk about two very powerful collections of stories, Black Cherries, published in 1931 by Grace Stone Coates, and The Ballet at the Moose Lodge, by Caroline Patterson.

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Evening Newscast 07-28-20Evening Newscast for July 28, 2020.

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'Field Notes': The Saga Of Farlin, 300 Million Years In The MakingLast summer I was helping teach a geology field camp near Dillon. On our way back to the Birch Creek Outdoor Education Center each day, after long hours in the August sun spent identifying and mapping incredible exposures of rock, we would drive past a few crumbling cabins beneath an unweathered cliff face footed by large piles of scree.

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Rosendale Releases Plan to Reignite EconomyRepublican nominee for U.S. Congress Matt Rosendale released a detailed plan listing several priorities prescribed by Montana's business community to "Reignite Our Economy" in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Evening Newscast 07-27-20Evening Newscast for July 27, 2020.

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Spit Bugs and Soapsuds: The Safety Of Tiny BubblesIf you take a walk through fields this time of year, you can't help but notice what looks like gobs of frothy white spit on the stems of grasses and weeds.

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Study: Rural Residents Less Likely to Follow Public Health AdviceThe Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media.

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Evening Newscast 07-24-20Evening Newscast for July 24, 2020.

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Montana Candidates Highlight Flip-Flops, Public Lands And ChinaNew ads in Montana's U.S. Senate race target the candidates' election year flip-flops. And candidates in the Senate and gubernatorial races try to make the case that they're the best steward of Montana's public lands.

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Horse Racing in MTHorse racing in Montana has had a rough go of late. Currently there are only 2 tracks in operation , and races there were cancelled this year due to the novel coronavirus.

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Evening Newscast 07-23-20Evening Newscast for July 23, 2020.

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