Sally Mauk http://mtpr.org en Attack ads - and why you should vote http://mtpr.org/post/attack-ads-and-why-you-should-vote <p>Last minute attacks ads - and the importance of the primary races - dominate the discussion on this last spring election season installment of "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program featuring Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, and News Director Sally Mauk...</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:05:55 +0000 Sally Mauk 19846 at http://mtpr.org Attack ads - and why you should vote Last Day http://mtpr.org/post/last-day <p></p><p>Fantastic memories. To all my wonderful colleagues - past and present - and devoted, thoughtful listeners - thank you, thank you, thank you.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:24:26 +0000 Sally Mauk 19824 at http://mtpr.org Last Day Congressman’s daughter follows her parents into a life of public service http://mtpr.org/post/congressman-s-daughter-follows-her-parents-life-public-service <p><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;To say Whitney Williams grew up in a political family is a bit of an understatement. Her father Pat served 18 years as Montana's representative in the U.S. House. Her mother Carol was the first woman to serve as both the majority and minority leader in the state senate. Mon, 26 May 2014 16:01:35 +0000 Sally Mauk 19612 at http://mtpr.org Congressman’s daughter follows her parents into a life of public service Rape, abortion and domestic violence dominate new Senate campaign ads http://mtpr.org/post/rape-abortion-and-domestic-violence-dominate-new-senate-campaign-ads <p>New campaign ads in the U.S. Senate race feature women telling personal stories of rape and domestic violence&nbsp; - and implying their candidate is the best choice for women. Those new ads, plus reaction to the new lawsuit seeking to overturn Montana's ban on same sex marriage, are the focus of this week's "Campaign Beat", with political analysis by Lee newspapers' reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, and News Director Sally Mauk.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:01:57 +0000 Sally Mauk 19527 at http://mtpr.org Rape, abortion and domestic violence dominate new Senate campaign ads New coordinated offices part of Missoula police effort to better deal with victims of violence http://mtpr.org/post/new-coordinated-offices-part-missoula-police-effort-better-deal-victims-violence <p>The Missoula police gave local media a tour of new offices and a new interview room they say will add to their improved response to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sergeant Travis Welsh says the improved facilities are part of the department's agreement with the federal Department of Justice to deal more sensitively with victims.</p><p>"They're going to help us relate to victims better," said Welsh. "And be able to understand what we're seeing and what we're hearing as we investigate the cases."</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:26:14 +0000 Sally Mauk 19455 at http://mtpr.org New coordinated offices part of Missoula police effort to better deal with victims of violence He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate http://mtpr.org/post/he-was-appointed-now-he-wants-be-elected-us-senate <p>As the incumbent, John Walsh has an apparent advantage over his two opponents - John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams - in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:26:35 +0000 Sally Mauk 19385 at http://mtpr.org He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate Have you noticed the tone of the campaign ads getting a little, um, nastier? http://mtpr.org/post/have-you-noticed-tone-campaign-ads-getting-little-um-nastier <p>The political ads and parries are increasing - and changing tone - as the June 3rd primary approaches.</p><p>In this edition of "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers' Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the rising campaign heat, especially in the high profile races.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:59:42 +0000 Sally Mauk 19168 at http://mtpr.org Have you noticed the tone of the campaign ads getting a little, um, nastier? Interview with U.S. House candidate Steve Daines http://mtpr.org/post/interview-us-house-candidate-steve-daines <p><em>-This interview was originally published Nov. 1, 2012</em></p><p></p><p>Republican businessman Steve Daines of Bozeman has led the race for the U.S. House both in fundraising and in the polls, but he’s not taking anything for granted. The former executive of RightNow Technologies emphasizes his business experience. In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about everything from creationism to climate change</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:36:55 +0000 Sally Mauk 19164 at http://mtpr.org Interview with U.S. House candidate Steve Daines If elected, he’ll take the lead on sexual assault cases http://mtpr.org/post/if-elected-he-ll-take-lead-sexual-assault-cases <p>One of the two candidates for Missoula county attorney running in the Democratic primary will be the next county attorney - because there are no Republican candidates.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That person will succeed the retiring incumbent Fred Van Valkenburg, who is locked in a fight with the federal Justice department over how his office has handled past sexual assault cases.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Both the candidates - Kirsten Pabst and Josh Van de Wetering - have worked in the county attorney's office before and both are now in private practice. Thu, 15 May 2014 15:30:54 +0000 Sally Mauk 19082 at http://mtpr.org If elected, he’ll take the lead on sexual assault cases The Missoula county attorney’s race may be the hottest race in town http://mtpr.org/post/missoula-county-attorney-s-race-may-be-hottest-race-town <p>The democratic primary race for Missoula county attorney is more high profile than usual this election - first, since there is no Republican candidate, the winner of the primary will be the next county attorney. Secondly, the current county attorney Fred Van Valkenburg has made headlines because of his legal fight with the federal Justice department over his office's past handling of sexual assault cases. Wed, 14 May 2014 19:49:50 +0000 Sally Mauk 19043 at http://mtpr.org The Missoula county attorney’s race may be the hottest race in town