Montana News

Cynthia Wolken is the new deputy director of the Montana Department of Corrections.
Montana Legislature

A Missoula Democratic state senator is leaving her seat and stepping into the role of deputy director of state corrections.

The Montana Department of Corrections announced Tuesday that Senator Cynthia Wolken was selected to help lead the department along with Director Reginald Michael.

Sen. Jon Tester at a meeting of the Missoula Kiwanis club, Jan 02, 2018.
Eric Whitney

At an appearance in Missoula Tuesday, Senator Jon Tester said he’s recently changed his mind about a contentious political issue in Montana.

While coal production is down nationwide, a new report says it still brings a lot of money to Montana. 

Montana DPHHS

The 10 percent cut to the state health department’s budget, part of an attempt to bring Montana’s overall state budget back into the black, is starting to sound less abstract.

Just before Christmas, the department announced it was cutting ties with four non-profit companies that help people with developmental disabilities.

Widlfire smoke fills the sky in Seeley Lake August  7, 2017.
Eric Whitney

This summer, Missoula County had its worst wildfire smoke season on record. It’s unclear how exactly that impacted the health of county residents, both as the fires were burning and longer term, but researchers are starting to pull in some data.