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New Program Reaches Out To Drug Addicted Pregnant Women

May 31, 2018
Jackie Yamanaka

The Northern Cheyenne tribe and St. Vincent Healthcare are partners in a new program that changes the way pregnant women, suffering from addiction, are treated. Instead of being greeted with blame and punishment these women are being met with support services.

EPA Region 8 Administrator Doug Benevento talks to MTPR's Nora Saks Wednesday in Butte
Eric Whitney


  In January, after 12 years of secret negotiations, top officials from the US Environmental Protection Agency came to Butte and said they now have a plan to finish the Mining City’s Superfund cleanup in just six years. They said the parties responsible for that had reached agreement on what it should include and who would pay for it.

More than 100 people came to Montana Tech at noon on Wednesday to hear about the cleanup plan
Eric Whitney

This post was updated at 9 PM Wed, May 30.

Top EPA officials were in Butte yesterday to explain details of the proposed Superfund cleanup that was agreed to in January, and get feedback from locals. 

Mark Conlin


Four years ago the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that Arctic grayling in Montana don’t warrant Endangered Species Act protection. Now, it’s asking for public input on its strategy to work with the state and private landowners to protect the last native population of the fish in the lower 48 states.

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This year’s fire season is off to a slow start, but it could ramp up in July. That’s according an update Montana’s State Forester gave to state lawmakers Wednesday.

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