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Tuesday’s Supreme Court vote to temporarily block the Obama Administration's climate change regulations is receiving praise and criticism in Montana.
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Clean Power Plan Decision Gets Mixed Reactions In Montana

Tuesday’s Supreme Court vote to temporarily block the Obama Administration's climate change regulations is receiving praise and criticism in Montana.
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Regan deVictoria & Ed Lahey: Leaving Butte

"You come to Butte, Montana direct from seven exhausting years in the city, seeking solace, expecting blight, and finding home." Missoula native Regan deVictoria fell for Butte "as you do a man with a harelip despite deformities, and later, because of them."
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How Hillary Clinton Might Actually Win In N.H., Even Though She Lost Big

This post was updated at 4:50 p.m. ET to reflect revised delegate countsBernie Sanders delivered the second-biggest rout in New Hampshire Democratic primary history last night, besting Hillary Clinton by 22 percentage points.That's important, because it hands him a crushing victory, lots of momentum and money to help him staff up for a potentially long fight against Clinton. And with that huge win, one might think that Sanders would end up with the majority of delegates.But Clinton may very...
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Montana Newscasts

Evening Newscast 02-10-16

17 hours ago
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The state commissioner of political practices says Montana candidates aren't allowed to deliberately distribute campaign material to public employees' email addresses.

Montana health officials say flu-related hospitalizations are down 95 percent from the same period last year.

After refusing a plea agreement, the former chief financial officer of the Vann's appliance store chain has been named a co-defendant in the federal case against former CEO George Leslie Manlove.

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision yesterday to temporarily freeze the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan gives Montana Governor Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term.

Evening Newscast 02-09-16

Feb 9, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late this afternoon to put President Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold is reverberating across Montana.

Today Montana’s AFL-CIO unions announced endorsements for five candidates running for statewide office this year.

A Hamilton woman who was reported missing this morning has been located and is being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

Gov. Steve Bullock was in Butte today for a round table addressing the state's growing need for more health care workers.

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More than forty years after he founded the legendary Kronos Quartet, violinist David Harrington's passion for string music - and his drive for nailing a live performance - is stronger than ever. Harrington recalls the origins of the pioneering quartet's vision and reflects on the diversity of musical styles represented in its huge repertoire of commissioned works.

Tuesday’s Supreme Court vote to temporarily block the Obama Administration's climate change regulations is receiving praise and criticism in Montana.
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Tuesday’s Supreme Court vote to temporarily block the Obama Administration's climate change regulations is receiving praise and criticism in Montana.

Data Show Mild Flu Season In Montana So Far

18 hours ago
Montana health officials say flu-related hospitalizations are down 95 percent from the same period last year.
James Gathany (PD)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials say flu-related hospitalizations are down 95 percent from the same period last year.

Candidates Barred From Targeting Public Workers' Emails

18 hours ago
The sign outside the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Office
Steve Jess

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana candidates for political office are barred from distributing unsolicited campaign material to public employees' email addresses, the state commissioner of political practices said Wednesday.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has determined that the animal seen chasing elk on Mount Jumbo last week was a domestic dog.

Townsend's Solitaire: Soundtrack To Your Hike

21 hours ago
Townsend's Solitaire
Mark Watson (CC-BY-NC-ND)

When I feel the need to escape from town and immerse myself in the woods, I head up to Marshall Canyon, just east of Missoula, for a hike. Hiking along one of the old roads through the woods and taking in the fresh air and the views down the Clark Fork River towards Milltown soothe my soul and put things back into perspective. As I hike, I frequently hear what sounds like the squeak of a playground swing, swinging back and forth. This sound, however, is completely natural, the call of a somewhat drab-looking bird: a Townsend’s Solitaire.

Helena, Montana, author Brian D'Ambrosio talks about his book Warrior in the Ring: The life of Marvin Camel, Native American world champion boxer.

About the book:

In the Golden Age of boxing, Marvin Camel, from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, defied all obstacles of race, poverty, and geographical isolation to become the first Native American to win a world boxing title.

Montanans React To The Clean Power Plan Ruling

Feb 9, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late this afternoon to put President Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold is reverberating across Montana. That plan, written by the Environmental Protection Agency, called on Montana to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 47 percent by 2030, more than any other state.

College kids are stereotyped as being poor and hungry, but for some students at Montana State University, it’s more than just a stereotype.

Today Montana’s AFI-CIO unions threw their support behind five candidates running for statewide office in 2016. Most notably the only Republican to get the labor unions’ support is incumbent Attorney General Tim Fox.

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Don't get pregnant.

That's the advice given to women by the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador in light of a possible link between the Zika virus, which is spreading in those countries, and a birth defect called microcephaly, which results in an abnormally small head and possible brain damage. Brazil has reported thousands of cases of microcephaly since the outbreak began there last spring; researchers are trying to determine whether the virus is the cause.

Final Occupier Refusing To Leave Oregon Wildlife Refuge

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Three of the last four occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon have reportedly surrendered to the FBI, but the fourth is continuing an armed occupation that is stretching into its 41st day.

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How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode

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In the summer of 2014, a 23-year-old pregnant woman entered the military hospital at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan with a cut on her left cheek. The wound had been stitched up elsewhere, but she still wasn't quite right.

She said she'd been hit in the face by a ricochet back in her home village. What hit her exactly, she couldn't say for sure. She was upset, though, because the vision was bad in her left eye, even though there had been no apparent trauma to it.

For the Midwesterner who likes to eat local, this time of year is a challenge. Browse the produce shelves in middle America – or any place where snow falls in winter – and you'll find carrots from Mexico and peppers from Peru.

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