U.S. Senate Race
6:13 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Amanda Curtis Releases First TV Ad Of Campaign

Screen capture from the new Curtis ad.

Both Montana U.S. Senate candidates released brand new campaign ads today.

But with less than three weeks to go before election day, and absentee ballots already in the mail, this morning’s ad from Democratic candidate Amanda Curtis is only her first since announcing her candidacy back on August 16th.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:10 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Newscast 10-16-2014

Missoula's Providence St. Patrick Hospital is one of four nationwide that's made special preparations to care for a patient with Ebola, but at least two Missoula physicians say they're not sure it's really ready. We'll also hear from the U.S. Forest Service's top official in the northern region about harvesting more timber.

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9:24 am
Thu October 16, 2014

State Takes Another Crack At Changing Auditor's Title

State Auditor... or Commissioner Monica Lindeen
Credit Courtesy Monica Lindeen

There may be no more solemn duty in electoral politics than considering a constitutional amendment, and this year Montanans face such a choice. Of course, it’s not every day you modify the constitution to change a name.

If voters approve C-45 on this November’s ballot the title of the Montana State Auditor’s Office will become the Commissioner’s Office of Securities and Insurance.

Yes, that is it.

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Pea Green Boat
6:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Return of the Raptors and Kate Davis To The PGB!

Kate Davis shows off a raptor during a session of the Pea Green Boat

Get ready for jingling jesses, fluffing feathers, and dazzling dialogue as Kate Davis returns to the Pea Green Boat to chat with Annie and listeners about raptors and to show them off as well. The birds may have something to say,too.They often do!

Listen in to the Pea Green Boat at 4:00 p.m. today, October 16th, for Kate Davis and her  raptors.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

The Biggest Win: An Iraq Vet's Extraordinary Story

George Nickel, Boise, Idaho
Credit Clay Scott

George Nickel survived the roadside bomb that killed his comrades in Iraq. Back home in Boise, Idaho, his readjustment to civilian life was a disaster. An armed standoff with Boise police led to jail, and almost a year of solitary confinement. Now George's life is dedicated to helping other combat veterans make the difficult transition to non-military life.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:23 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Newscast 10-15-2014

Montana's ACLU asks a federal judge to rule quickly on the state's same-sex marriage ban. Gov. Bullock visits Missoula to stump for his early childhood education proposal. And Ryan Zinke fights back against charges he wants to sell public lands.

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Public Land Management
6:05 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

House Candidates Zinke & Lewis Battle Over Public Lands


Both the Democratic and Republican U-S House candidates agree access to public lands in Montana is a critical part of the state’s culture and heritage.

But that’s about all they agree on when it comes to this issue.

As Yellowstone Jackie Yamanaka reports, Democrat John Lewis is aggressively going after Zinke on the issue of public lands. So Zinke held a press conference in Billings today to reiterate his position.

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In Wake Of Appeals Court Ruling
5:57 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

ACLU Asks Federal Judge For Quick Ruling On Gay Marriage

The ACLU of Montana says a federal judge in Great Falls should rule in favor of gay marriage, without taking their lawsuit to trial.

The group filed suit to overturn Montana’s gay marriage ban in April, on behalf of four same sex couples,
some were married in other states, others are trying to get married in Montana.

Today they asked U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris to rule in their favor without a trial, since the federal appeals court with jurisdiction over Montana struck down similar bans in Idaho and Nevada on October seventh.

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Montana Politics
5:22 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Gov. Bullock Promotes Early Education In Missoula

Gov. Bullock pushed his early childhood education proposal at a Missoula pre-school on Oct. 15, 2014.
Credit Edward O'Brien

Governor Steve Bullock's early childhood education proposal received an enthusiastic response today at a Missoula pre-kindergarten program, even as critics are wondering about its expense and value to taxpayers.

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