Montana News

Public Land Management
6:05 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

House Candidates Zinke & Lewis Battle Over Public Lands

 

Both the Democratic and Republican U-S House candidates agree access to public lands in Montana is a critical part of the state’s culture and heritage.

But that’s about all they agree on when it comes to this issue.

As Yellowstone Jackie Yamanaka reports, Democrat John Lewis is aggressively going after Zinke on the issue of public lands. So Zinke held a press conference in Billings today to reiterate his position.

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In Wake Of Appeals Court Ruling
5:57 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

ACLU Asks Federal Judge For Quick Ruling On Gay Marriage

The ACLU of Montana says a federal judge in Great Falls should rule in favor of gay marriage, without taking their lawsuit to trial.

The group filed suit to overturn Montana’s gay marriage ban in April, on behalf of four same sex couples,
some were married in other states, others are trying to get married in Montana.

Today they asked U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris to rule in their favor without a trial, since the federal appeals court with jurisdiction over Montana struck down similar bans in Idaho and Nevada on October seventh.

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Montana Politics
5:22 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Gov. Bullock Promotes Early Education In Missoula

Gov. Bullock pushed his early childhood education proposal at a Missoula pre-school on Oct. 15, 2014.
Credit Edward O'Brien

Governor Steve Bullock's early childhood education proposal received an enthusiastic response today at a Missoula pre-kindergarten program, even as critics are wondering about its expense and value to taxpayers.

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St. Patrick Hospital A Designated Facility
5:40 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Is Missoula At Risk For Ebola?

Credit Missoula City Website

The news that a nurse has contracted the first-ever case of Ebola transmitted in the United States could make it more likely that any future Ebola patients in the United States might come to Missoula. That nurse in Dallas became infected while caring for a patient from west Africa.

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Mountain Water Condemnation
5:33 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Mountain Water Employees Ask Mayor To Stop Condemnation Attempt

Missoula Mayor John Engen says the city won’t abandon its efforts to buy Mountain Water.
Credit Courtesy photo

The employees of Missoula’s privately-owned Mountain Water Company today asked the city to give up its quest to buy the company via condemnation.

Missoula Mayor John Engen says the city won’t abandon its efforts to buy Mountain Water.

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Controlled Burning
5:31 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

BLM To Conduct Controlled Burn Near Lincoln

Credit Colby Hawkinson USFWS cc-by-2.0

The Bureau of Land Management says it’s conducting a controlled burn in the mountains west of Lincoln, and that smoke may be visible in the area during the next month.

The agency is planning to burn 62 acres in the Ward Creek Drainage, a tributary of the Blackfoot River. It says the project may take up to two weeks to complete, and will happen when weather and fuel conditions are favorable, but could occur anytime over the next month.

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Early Childhood Education
5:58 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Governor Calls For Early Childhood Education

Governor Bullock reads to students.
Credit Courtesy Photo

Governor Steve Bullock says it is time to give every four-year old Montana child access to a high-quality, early childhood education.

It is one of the priorities of the Bullock Administration going into the 2015 Montana Legislative session.

Bullock kicked off the "Early Edge Montana” initiative with stops today in Hardin and Billings. He'll be in Helena and Great Falls to talk about the program Tuesday, in Missoula on Wednesday, and Bozeman on Thursday. Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean will visit Browning to talk about it on Thursday. 

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Montana Schools
3:56 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Montana Teachers Come To Missoula To Sharpen Skills

Credit MEA-MFT Facebook page

Montana public school students have a short week so their teachers can attend a two-day conference in Missoula this Thursday and Friday. Up to 3,000 teachers will participate in the annual Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers conference. The MEA-MFT teachers' union vice president Melanie Charlson says this conference is anything but some sort of a vacation for teachers.

"You want to make certain that all of your professionals are honing their skills," says Charlson.

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LR - 126
3:49 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Election Day Registration Debate In Missoula

Missoula voters wait in line to vote at the Missoula Fairgrounds during the 2012 general elections.
Credit University of Montana Journalism School

Busy, hardworking Montanans either benefit from being able to register to vote on election day, or, allowing people to register on election day makes voting harder for other busy, hardworking Montanans.

Those were the arguments Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and State Senator Champ Edmunds made at a debate put on by City Club Missoula.

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Voter's Voice
3:13 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Voter's Voice: How Do Campaign Ads Impact Montana Voters?

Voter's Voice: How do campaign ads impact Montana voters? Watch the video, then tell us your opinion.

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