Montana News

Great Falls
9:03 am
Wed August 14, 2013

A tour of the L&C Interpretive Center

A life-size replica of the dugout canoes used by the Corps of Discovery is the centerpiece of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls
Credit Dan Boyce

It’s been more than 200 years since Lewis and Clark led the ‘Corps of Discovery’ through Montana as part of their legendary expedition across the American West.

Their exploits are chronicled at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, on the banks of the Missouri River in Great Falls.

About 70 volunteer guides lead visitors through the various exhibits.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce joins one such guide for a look around.  

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Climate change
1:35 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Is there a connection between our health and climate change?

Dr. Wendy Ring
Credit climate911.org

Doctor Wendy Ring is bicycling across the country, speaking to various groups about the impacts of climate change.

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Montana News
3:44 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

How rare is it for someone to 'lie in state' in the Montana Capitol?

Betty Babcock was the first person to lay in state in the capitol rotunda since 1962
Credit Dan Boyce

A closed casket viewing was held in the Capitol building’s rotunda this for the public to pay respects for former Montana First Lady Betty Babcock.

The wife of former Governor Tim Babcock died this past Sunday at age 91.

It’s rare for anybody to lie in state in Montana’s seat of public power.

Former Governor Tom Judge’s casket was given a public viewing after he died in 2006. That was in the Old Supreme Court Chambers, on the third floor.  

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Todd Garrett
2:12 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Missoula's new fairgrounds director

Todd Garrett
Credit Edward O'Brien

Missoula County Fairgrounds has a new director and his name is Todd Garrett. Garrett will replace Steve Earle who, earlier this year, announced his retirement plans.
      Garrett and his family currently live in Whitefish. He's a University of Montana grad who earned a degree in Recreation Management. Garrett says many people mistakenly assume that's a discipline rooted in fun and games, when in fact, he says he learned critically important management and communication skills.

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Tobacco
1:58 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Professor compares tobacco industry to Godzilla

Pamela Ling
Credit University of California, San Francisco

Over 300 health professionals, advocates and

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Missoula Roxy Theater
2:50 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Bringing new life to a neat - if underused - Missoula theater

Steinberg warming up the popper
Credit Mike Steinberg

Missoula's Roxy Theater has served as the headquarters of the International Wildlife Film Festival for several years.

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Concealed Carry
9:06 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

AP reporters threatened after requesting concealed carry permit information

Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for more than the past week after requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.

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Concealed Carry
5:36 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Extended Interview: Tim Fox speaks on threats to AP reporters, thoughts on open government

Attorney General Tim Fox

Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.

Attorney General Tim Fox speaks with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce about those threats and how his administration plans to approach open records requests in the future.

  

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Coal exports
11:33 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Coal terminal exec says shipping coal to Asia won't harm environment

Bob Watters
Credit SSA Marine

American coal companies want to vastly increase their sale of coal to Asia, including coal from Montana, but that requires a new coal export terminal to be built on the west coast to handle the shipments.

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Montana News
2:04 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Seeds, cyclists and ice cream

(L to R) Vickie Ly, Koko Barrios, Carmen Taylor
Credit Seeds to Cities/Adventure Cycling

Three young women are bicycling from California to New York this summer gathering information about seeds; meeting people who produce and save seeds, traditions that revolve around seeds and local agriculture.

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