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MT Jobs Summit
1:50 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Boeing announces $35 million expansion of Helena plant

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney (center) announces an expansion to the company's Helena facility at the Montana Economic Development Summit along with Gov. Steve Bullock (left) and Sen. Max Baucus
Credit Dan Boyce

The CEO of Boeing said Tuesday the company is expanding its Helena manufacturing plant by almost 50-percent.

Jim McNerney said the $35 million dollar expansion will add between 20 and 25 jobs to the facility’s workforce, allowing for the building of parts for the company’s 787 Dreamliner.

McNerney announced the expansion at the Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte alongside Senator Max Baucus and Governor Steve Bullock.

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MT Jobs Summit
9:06 am
Tue September 17, 2013

FULL KEYNOTE: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks with Sen. Max Baucus on MT Jobs Summit Stage

Sheryl Sandberg

The Montana Jobs Summit   gives the following biography for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg:

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MT Jobs Summit
7:06 am
Tue September 17, 2013

FULL KEYNOTE: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks at Montana Economic Development Summit

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke to the Montana Economic Development Summit  on Monday, addressing both the challenges and opportunities in creating jobs in the modern world.

Schmidt also has some advice for Montana, a state he says he "loves everything about."

Hear his full speech below

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MT Jobs Summit
1:34 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

FULL KEYNOTE: SpaceX, Tesla Founder Elon Musk speaks at Montana Jobs Summit

Elon Musk

Sen. Max Baucus' Montana Jobs Summit kicked off today with remarks from some of the world's most respected business leaders.

The two-day summit is featuring keynote addresses ranging from Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmit, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and SpaceX and Tesla Motors Founder Elon Musk.

Sen. Baucus introduces Musk in this 15 minute presentation.

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Constitution
11:37 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Scholar argues the Constitution is a “living document”

Constitutional scholar Melvin Urofsky
Credit Columbia College

Constitutional law scholar Melvin Urofsky  is in Missoula to deliver the Constitution Day lecture at the University of Montana.

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Education
3:37 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Helena alternative high school students combine science, English studies with wilderness survival

Students and teachers in the Project for Alternative Learning's 'Primitive Elements' class twist together a rope made of grass Thursday near Cardwell
Dan Boyce

Tug of War.

Boys vs. Girls.

A rope made of grass.

That was the scene Thursday afternoon on a 21-acre parcel of riparian land near the town of Cardwell.

About a dozen teenagers at Helena’s alternative high school have been spending four hours of almost every school day outside, combining wilderness survival skills with elements of their science and English studies.

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Justice O'Connor
5:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

First woman on U.S. Supreme Court honored today at UM

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor addressing crowd at the University of Montana
Credit Sally Mauk

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor  received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Montana today.

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Indian Country
9:15 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Ft. Belknap's relocated Yellowstone bison herd worries adjacent landowners

Rancher Leta Calvin's land runs adjacent to Ft. Belknap's herd of Genetically Pure Yellowstone Bison. She worries about perceptions of brucellosis.
Dan Boyce

A small herd of genetically pure Yellowstone National Park bison transported to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation late last month are creating tension between the tribes and landowners adjacent to the animals’ enclosure.

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9/11 reporter
4:23 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

New York reporter remembers the chaos of covering the 9/11 attack

WNYC reporter Beth Fertig
Credit WNYC Radio

The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is of course most meaningful to the survivors of those who perished.

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Glacier National Park
10:49 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Glacier Park's new leader on budgets, community, and climate change

Superintendent Jeff Mow in November 2012 while working at Denali National Park.
Credit NPS Photo / Jay Elhard

Glacier National Park’s new leader says the Park is facing many challenges, and opportunities. New Superintendent Jeff Mow is heading south, to Glacier National Park after more than 20-years working in Alaska.

“I have actually had the northern-most duty station in the National Park Service which is in the small Eskimo village of Anaktuvuk Pass in the Brooks Range, I lived there for a couple years. So, anything is moving south in the National Park Service,” Mow said.

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