The special election to fill Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives will be held May 25. Governor Steve Bullock made that announcement this morning just minutes after Ryan Zinke resigned the seat. Zinke's resignation came just minutes after the U.S. Senate confirmed him to be secretary of the Interior department.
- May 25 Is Election Day For Montana's US House Seat
- Meet The Candidates Vying To Replace Ryan Zinke In Congress
- Missoula Community Radio Launches As Accessible Platform For Free Expression
- Montana Lawmakers Advance Bill Targeting Child Abuse And Neglect
- Traveling Exhibit Showcases Tiny Schools Across Montana
- Whitefish Businesses Take A Hit After Water Main Break
In episode four of Threshold, we meet Robbie Magnan of the Fort Peck Tribes. He believes his community can prosper in the future by reconnecting with their roots as the Tatanka Oyate — the buffalo people. Magnan has built a quarantine facility that could be an alternative to the Yellowstone bison slaughter, but right now it sits empty while more than a thousand bison are being culled from the herd. Why? We'll learn more about Magnan's vision for bison restoration, and investigate why some people are opposed to it.
In the world of tea, a new variety is on the cusp of becoming the next big craze. It’s praised for its health benefits — high levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants exceeding even those found from drinking green tea — and its resistance to climate change in Kenya where it was developed. It came onto the market about five years ago, and at the moment, Lake Missoula Tea Company in Missoula, Montana, is one of the only distributors in North America. It's called purple tea, and it might just save Kenya's struggling tea industry.