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Harmon’s Histories: Honoring the women who led the way in the U.S. military

Harmon’s Histories: Honoring the women who led the way in the U.S. military

At the end of WWI, the military women were released from duty – just released. They weren’t considered “veterans.” That wouldn’t come until decades later. Let’s close this week honoring all of our veterans, including those not recognized until more modern times. Read More

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November 16, 2019

Montana, Alberta scientists say delisting plans put grizzlies at risk of extinction

Montana, Alberta scientists say delisting plans put grizzlies at risk of extinction

From a scientific perspective, U.S. grizzly bear populations are still endangered and more needs to be done before they can be delisted. That was the message of five scientists from Montana and Alberta who came together Friday to explain how experience and evidence from various biological specialties do not support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's push to delist at least two regional grizzly bear populations. Read More

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November 16, 2019

Montana’s Medicaid Expansion work requirements won’t take effect Jan. 1

Montana’s Medicaid Expansion work requirements won’t take effect Jan. 1

New work requirements for some of Montana’s 96,000 low-income residents covered by Medicaid expansion won’t be in place Jan. 1, when they become law, state health officials say. But the state said Friday “there is no delay” in implementing the new requirements, because it’s waiting for final approval from federal health officials and has been working as quickly as possible on the transition. Read More

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November 16, 2019

“We’re people too:” Life under Reserve Street bridge wrought with challenges as homeless struggle to survive

“We’re people too:” Life under Reserve Street bridge wrought with challenges as homeless struggle to survive

When the temperatures dropped to zero last month and the wind blew at gale force, Stacey Barnett and Bear Legault hunkered down in their tent below the Reserve Street bridge, waiting for the weather to pass. Life in the homeless camp is wrought with challenges. Read More

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November 15, 2019

Report: Surge in fracking endangers Montana’s most-stressed water supplies

Report: Surge in fracking endangers Montana’s most-stressed water supplies

With climate change putting Montana’s future water supplies in question, an increase in the number of fracking wells could endanger what water remains, according to a new report. Read More

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November 15, 2019

Montgomery Distillery celebrates 7th year, wins 2019 World Whiskies Award

Montgomery Distillery celebrates 7th year, wins 2019 World Whiskies Award

Montgomery Distillery, celebrating its seventh anniversary on Nov. 16, has attracted high-profile international recognition for its single malt whiskey. Read More

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November 14, 2019

In demand: UM, tech industry announce initiative to train highly skilled workforce

In demand: UM, tech industry announce initiative to train highly skilled workforce

Missoula County's booming tech businesses have partnered with the University of Montana in an effort to train the thousands of highly skilled employees needed in the next decade. The resulting Tech Skills for Tomorrow initiative was unveiled Monday afternoon at Missoula College. Read More

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October 28, 2019

Lindeen to step down as MT Democratic Party executive director

Lindeen to step down as MT Democratic Party executive director

State Democratic Party Chair Robyn Driscoll said Monica Lindeen would stay on as executive director as the party searches for her replacement, but the end of the year. Read More

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October 22, 2019

Climate change: Montana could lose half its bird species

Climate change: Montana could lose half its bird species

Montana could lose more than half of its bird species as they are forced to move north or die as a result of climate change, according to a new report. Read More

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October 21, 2019

Yellowstone Pipeline will remain buried beneath Lolo National Forest, Flathead Reservation

Yellowstone Pipeline will remain buried beneath Lolo National Forest, Flathead Reservation

The Lolo National Forest plans to remove less than a third of an abandoned oil pipeline crossing Forest Service land, leaving the rest to rust in the ground between Missoula and Thompson Falls. Read More

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September 23, 2019