Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Marc Cohn

In 1991, Marc Cohn took home the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. In the two decades since, he has recorded a series of self-titled albums full of piano-based gospel-blues folk songs, and has performed around the world. In 2005, a harrowing near-death experience helped sharpen Cohn’s musical focus.

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Amendments Fail
11:32 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Flathead Compact Survives The Senate

Montana Senate chamber.
Credit William Marcus

Supporters of the proposed Flathead Water Compact, involving the state, the federal government, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have a victory to celebrate. The compact, one of the most contentious issues of the current Legislative session not only survived a debate and vote in the Montana Senate, but did so with a sizable margin.

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Montana Newscasts
6:52 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Evening Newscast 02-25-15

Credit Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Montana is doing a better job than most states at getting people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Majority Leader Matt Rosendale of Glendive says the public should have more information about the pipelines that cross Montana’s navigable rivers.

The Flathead basin water compact has just crossed a major threshold in the state legislature, passing the Senate Wednesday evening. 

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2015 Legislature
5:48 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Anti-Bullying Bill Advances To Montana Senate

Rep. Kimberly Dudik (D) HD94 is the sponsor of the anti-bullying bill HB 284
Credit Montana Legislature

Today the Montana House of Representatives passed a bill that could finally place Montana alongside every other state in the union with an anti-bullying law. House Bill 284 would make bullying illegal, allowing for action to be taken in court.

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2015 Legislature
5:23 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Dark Money Bill On Thursday's Busy Legislative Agenda

Credit William Marcus

Thursday, Montana legislators will see plenty more bills on the House and Senate floors.

One of the larger bills will be in the Senate, when Republican Senator Duane Ankney presents his bill, Senate Bill 289, to fight dark money in politics.

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2015 Legislature
5:05 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Senate: Public Needs More Info On Montana Pipelines

Yellowstone River oil spill cleanup.
Credit Courtesy Bridger Pipeline LLC

Senate Majority Leader Matt Rosendale of Glendive says the public should have more information about the pipelines that cross Montana’s navigable rivers. A unanimous Senate agrees.

Senator Matt Rosendale of Glendive says he wanted to find out more about pipelines after crude oil poured into the Yellowstone River last month. It was the second time this happened since 2011.

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Affordable Care Act
4:38 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Montana Among Top States For ACA Enrollment

Marketplace Enrollment as a Share of the Potential Marketplace Population. See more: http://bit.ly/1ALPgr0
Credit Kaiser Family Foundation

Montana is doing a better job than most states at getting people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 45 percent of Montanans who are eligible to buy insurance had done so, as of February 15. Those eligible to buy insurance are generally anyone who doesn’t already have coverage through their job, a spouse or a government program like Medicare or Medicaid.

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Montana Newscasts
11:33 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Morning Newscast 02-25-15

Credit Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Flathead Water Compact working its way through the legislature was briefly killed yesterday, but quickly brought back to life.

Montana senators have passed a bill that would allow elementary school districts with at least 1,000 students to create a high school district.

The acting director of the VA Montana Health Care System has been removed from the job at Fort Harrison.

A bill aiming to protect property rights in Montana from an obscure global development concept known as Agenda 21 has failed in the House.

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Fiction
6:02 am
Wed February 25, 2015

A Prison Riot, A Fiddle, And The Love Of A Good Woman

S.M. Hulse talks about the characters in her debut novel Black River. She also reads passages from the book.

About the book:

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Adrian Jawort & Sterling Holy White Mountain: Igniting The Fire

In 2014, journalist and fiction author Adrian Jawort launched Off The Pass Press and its inaugural publicationOff the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century Montana American Indian Writers, Vol. 1

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