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Edward O'Brien is Montana Public Radio's Associate News Director.

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Robin Selvig (right) announces his retirement as coach of the Lady Griz Basketball Team at a press conference in Missoula Thursday July 28. UM athletic director Kent Haslem looks on.
Mara Silvers

Robin Selvig is a veteran of many press conferences, but he knew that Thursday’s was going to be tough to get through.

"I’m a crier, so expect it. I couldn’t get through a "Little House of the Prairie" episode when I was younger."

The Parrot Smelter operated between 1891 and 1899
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Some Silver Bow County shop buildings have to move to make way for a major environmental cleanup in Butte. Moving the buildings is proving difficult for a number of reasons. The situation is raising concerns about government transparency, the environment and some good old-fashioned election year politics.
The Montana Standard has followed the story from the beginning. Editor David McCumber now joins us with the latest.


Comedian and Bernie Sanders supporter Sarah Silverman’s zinger at the Democratic National Convention Monday night brought the house down. It delighted Hillary Clinton’s supporters. The Bernie Sanders crowd – not so much.

Missoula delegate Anita Green was there and was not amused.

Gov. Bullock Rallies Missoulians At New Campaign Office
Edward O'Brien

Governor Steve Bullock recently rallied his supporters in Missoula. His message was clear; there’s a lot at stake in his re-election campaign against Republican challenger Greg Gianforte.

Montana's congressional delegation is reserving judgement on the proposed transfer of management duties at the National Bison Range
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Montana’s congressional delegation is taking a wait-and-see approach to a proposal to transfer management of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Governor Bullock told a crowd at the Center Natural History Museum in Missoula July 11, that he is he is committed to strengthening Montana’s outdoor recreation and tourism industries.
Edward O'Brien

Governor Steve Bullock was in Missoula today on state business, and to campaign. Bullock started the day with an event as governor to, "introduce his public lands and access agenda for Montana to Missoula."

Burned area in the interior of the West Fork Fish Creek Fire.
Inciweb

Senator Jon Tester has signed onto a bill that would help communities cope with the aftermath of a major wildfire.

Vet centers help combat veterans readjust to civilian life after what can be intense deployments overseas.
Courtesy Montana Vet Centers

Missoula-area veterans now have a new and improved Vet Center at their disposal. These centers help combat veterans readjust to civilian life after what can be intense deployments overseas.

Initiative 177 to ban commercial and recreational trapping on Montana public lands will appear on the November ballot.
Crystal Luxmore (CC-BY-NC-2)

Montana trappers say they’ll aggressively fight a ballot initiative to end commercial and recreational trapping on all of Montana’s public lands. I-177 will appear on November’s ballot.

The investigation continues into an alleged arson at a fire station just outside of Kalispell.
Flickr user Ariane Middel (CC-BY-2.0)

The investigation continues into an alleged arson at a fire station just outside of Kalispell.

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