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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.

Site preparation work is underway on the expansion of UM's education center
Eric Whitney

The University of Montana announced it has received a major gift from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation to expand the college of education and human sciences.

Montana Lawmakers Consider 6 Percent Tax On Medical Marijuana
Courtesy Drug Policy Alliance

Montana’s medical marijuana providers have to start paying taxes on their product this month.

Troy Downing posted on his Facebook page that he is, “looking forward to showing and demonstrating these charges are baseless.”
Public Domain

A Republican hopeful campaigning to run for Senate in 2018 is defending himself against misdemeanor charges of purchasing resident hunting and fishing licenses as a nonresident.

Yesterday, Troy Downing posted on his Facebook page that he is, “looking forward to showing and demonstrating these charges are baseless.” Downing also suggested in the post that the charges are politically motivated. 

Black bear
(PD)

Increasing black bear activity in Missoula’s Rattlesnake neighborhood is forcing the city’s Animal Control agency to crack down on garbage ordinance violations.

Animal Control has handed out 100 letters of notice to homeowners in the Rattlesnake for not complying with waste storage requirements in a bear buffer zone.

Police car.
(PD)

Updated 6:40 p.m.

Flathead Valley schools will remain closed tomorrow due to an ongoing investigation into unspecified threats.

Just after 6 p.m. tonight Kalispell Superintendent Mark Flatau said all schools in the Flathead Valley will remain closed. That includes private schools.

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