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MT Senate Race
11:50 am
Mon July 15, 2013

MSU Political Analyst David Parker on Schweitzer decision against Senate race

David Parker

Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer shocked the political world this past weekend in announcing he will not run for the open Senate Seat being vacated by Max Baucus in 2014.

Schweitzer says he is not interested in moving to Washington D.C., saying he’s happy with his current position as Board Chairman of the Stillwater Mining Company and is content living in his new house on Georgetown Lake.

Republican Congressman Steve Daines has expressed interest in running for the seat, and is considered to be the new frontrunner.

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Obesity
2:28 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Working to reduce childhood obesity

Credit letsmove.gov

Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss recently returned from a symposium in Washington D.C featuring First Lady Michelle Obama that was designed to let elected officials share strategies effective in addressing childhood obesity.
     "Let's Move!" is a public/private partnership designed to enhance and build healthy environments for children and adults.  

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Commentary - July 12th, 2013
2:06 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Climate and Carbon

Health professionals last month applauded President Obama for making a long-awaited announcement regarding his plans to address carbon pollution and climate change.

By making this announcement, the president put forth a framework for addressing the very real risks to public health posed by our warming climate.

Scientists warn that the buildup of carbon pollution creates warmer temperatures, which increase the risk of unhealthy ozone levels. More ozone, which is also known as smog, means more childhood asthma attacks and more complications for people with lung disease.

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Commentary - July 10, 2013
1:58 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Friendship

Good evening.  I’m Susan Kohler, CEO of Missoula Aging Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Missoula and Ravalli counties.  This month I celebrate 30 years at Missoula Aging Services and 34 years working in the field of aging. Tonight I would like to pay tribute to all the older adults who have served as my mentors and helped shape my personal and professional journey.

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MT Democratic Convention
5:13 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Will Schweitzer announce a Senate run during this weekend's Democratic Convention?

Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-Mont)

Montana Democrats are preparing for their party’s annual convention this Friday and Saturday in Lewistown.

The party will be electing officers and examining their rules. Executive Director Andrea Marcoccio said the party will be using the convention to unify—to build on the types of strategies which allowed Democrats to win big statewide races in 2012.

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Main Street Montana Project
4:00 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Forming a "blueprint" for economic growth, town by town

Governor Steve Bullock listens in at an economic round table discussion in Kalispell recently as part of the Main Street Montana Project.
Credit Katrin Frye

Affordable airfare, higher education, low wages, and quality of life are among the challenges and opportunities business leaders from across the state identify as hampering or helping economic growth.  These questions of opportunities and challenges are being asked as part of Governor Steve Bullock’s Main Street Montana Project. Governor Bullock said it’s a bottom up economic development plan to create a blueprint for job growth in Montana.

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Montana Folk Festival
2:29 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Butte's ready for the party

Montana Folk Festival starts tomorrow
Credit Montana Folk Festival

Organizers are hoping for another huge turnout to the Montana Folk Festival which kicks off tomorrow.

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Wolf Hunting
11:53 am
Thu July 11, 2013

FWP Commission approves more aggressive wolf season

Montana Wildlife Commissioners have voted unanimously to enact more aggressive hunting and trapping rules for the gray wolf. It’s part of an effort to reduce the predator’s population, which is still higher than state biologists want. This despite recent hunting seasons put in place after wolves were taken off the endangered species list a couple of years ago.

The new rules extend the hunting season, allow more wolves to be taken by individuals and allow the use of electronic calls.

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Student behavior survey
2:29 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Student risk behavior survey has mixed results

Denise Juneau
Credit MT OPI

There's some encouraging results in a survey of Montana students; and some troubling results as well.

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Arlee Powwow
2:15 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Powwow traditions

Justin Steck

Since 1898 the Jocko Valley north of Missoula has hosted a celebration during the week of the Fourth of July.  The timing is no coincidence.

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