MTPR

Beau Baker

Reporter & Host

Beau is UM School of Journalism reporter. He reads the news on Montana Public Radio two nights a week.

He also runs the board for Morning Edition on weekdays.

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The Montana Department of Health launched a new program today aimed at reducing child deaths, along with abuse and neglect among vulnerable families. The First Years Initiative will provide services and resources to new mothers and their children. It’s funded through a federal grant and will be rolled out in stages.

Today was the first day Montana’s political candidates could begin filing for state and national legislative primaries in June. 

In all, 145 candidates filed; that’s a record number of candidates to file on the first day of a non-presidential election year, according to the Secretary of State’s office, beating the number in 2014 by seven.

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Government watchdog groups are challenging the Trump administration in court over its move to suspend methane emission rules for oil and gas production on federal lands.

The Montana Veterans Administration says more of the state’s veterans are getting access to rehab services for drugs, alcohol and PTSD thanks to a simplified admissions process.  

Montana Governor Steve Bullock and 11 other governors from both parties are urging Congress to re-authorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

Norovirus outbreaks are on the rise in Montana.

When you think of winter in Montana, you think lots of snow… not wildfires. But today the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the eastern part of the state.

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