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Politics Week In Review
5:43 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Special Nominating Convention, Veterans Issues, And Campaign Finance

This week in Montana politics.

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Elections 2014
2:42 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Five Candidates Are Out

Jonathan Motl

Three legislative candidates and two candidates for county commissions will be removed from the November fourth  ballot after they failed to file campaign finance reports.

Edward O'Brien has more with Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, Jonathan Motl, who explains how - and why - the investigation started:

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Sen. Walsh In Missoula
2:22 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Sen. Walsh Makes First Public Appearance Since Dropping From Senate Race

Sen. John Walsh met with Missoula community leaders in the first of three planned visits to Montana cities today to address problems related to Social Security and Medicare.
Credit Christopher Allen

In his first public appearance since dropping from the U.S. Senate race Aug. 7, Sen. John Walsh met with Missoula community leaders in the first of three planned visits to Montana cities today to address problems related to Social Security and Medicare.

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Bio Station Open House
1:00 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Talking Invasive Fish, Clean Water, And Swimmers Itch At The Flathead Lake Biological Station

Dr. Bonnie Ellis talks Flathead Lake food web as a research boat returns from a tour at the annual Flathead Lake Biological Station's Open House.
Credit Katrin Frye

The Flathead Lake Biological Station has scientists conducting research not just on the waters of the Crown of the Continent, but also around the Pacific Rim, South America, and Norway, among others. Each summer the Station opens its doors to the community to showcase some of the different work being done.

Dr. Jack Stanford said at each annual open house they try to emphasize different research Biological Station scientists are conducting.

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Politics Week In Review
3:36 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

How Plagiarism Sank A U.S. Senate Campaign

This week in Montana politics, a recap of events leading to Sen. Walsh's decision to drop of out of the U.S. Senate race.

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First Annual Care Farm Challenge
10:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Creating More Opportunities For People With Disabilities To Succeed

Medals for the first annual Care Farm Challenge at the Keller family "Centennial Farm" in the West Valley of the Flathead.
Credit Katrin Frye

The first of what organizers plan to be an annual race took place on Saturday, July 26th in the Flathead featuring a Spartan-style-obstacle race for people with disabilities. The race brought together several organizations including Special Olympics, Care Farms, the Lighthouse Christian Home, and the Special Friends Advocacy Program.

Rachel Grant works with the Care Farm Program through A-Plus-Home-Healthcare of Kalispell. Grant helped plan this “Farm-Style” Obstacle race.

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U.S. Senate Race
2:39 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Montana Sen. Walsh Drops Out Of U.S. Senate Race

Sen. John Walsh, D - Montana

Democratic Senator John Walsh has decided to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. In a public statement released today, Walsh said:

The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate you expect and deserve. I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. Senator. You deserve someone who will always fight for Montana, and I will.

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Breaking
11:31 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Man Found Dead In Clark Fork River Was Shot

Credit Flickr user Ariane Middel (CC-BY-2.0)

Two people have been arrested and two others are wanted in connection to the Missoula Sheriff Department’s investigation into the death of Gilbert George Berry, whose body was found in the Clark Fork River Tuesday.

Officials say Kevin Joseph Lino, 27, is wanted for the charge of deliberate homicide, and are searching for Angela M. Marchese, also 27, who is a witness in the case.

Lino and Marchese are believed to be traveling in a white 2014 Ford Focus, with a temporary West Virginia Plate. 

The Sheriff's Office believes Lino is armed and dangerous.  

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Emergency room expansion
12:54 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Kalispell Regional Medical Center Needs Help From The Flathead

New KRMC ED concept
KRMC

Kalispell Regional Medical Center's emergency department was built in the mid 70's, last expanded in 1991 and now, officials say, is in desperate need of a $14-million-dollar renovation.
     Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation president, Tagen Vine, says the emergency department records about 23,000 patient visits annually.

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Flathead Fire Situation
10:00 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Hot And Dry Forecast Causing Concern For Wildfire Danger

Helicopter suppression effort on the Hay Creek Fire Complex.
Credit USFS

Lightning storms have kindled several fires in the greater Flathead area, but rain coming with those storms has kept fire danger in check.

Information Officer Wade Muehlhof for the Northwest Zone for Fire Restrictions says most activity has centered on the North Fork of the Flathead River.

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