Edward O'Brien

Interim News Director

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Arizona aftermath
2:14 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Forest Service official says firefighter safety continues to be top priority

Hundreds of firefighters making progress on the wildfire outside the mountain town of Yarnell, Arizona came off the line to share a moment of silence and watch a procession of the towed vehicles of the 19 elite Hotshot crew members killed over the weekend.

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Subsidized Stafford loans
1:41 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Student loan interest rate hike kicks in

Ron Muffick
Credit Ron Muffick

College students will notice interest rates on new loans for the fall term will be double what they were just last spring - unless Congress follows through on its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4th holiday.

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Butte Hill re-vegetation
2:24 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Improving native plants on the Butte Hill

Kriss Douglass (right) and co-worker Josh Prince (a Montana Tech alumnus) looking over the seedlings and square-meter forb patches ready to be planted on the Butte caps this summer
Credit Montana Tech

Montana Tech is spearheading a project that organizers say will improve the quantity and diversity of native plants on the Butte Hill.

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Heat Tips
9:38 am
Fri June 28, 2013

It's HOT! Here are some tips to avoid getting TOO hot

Credit noaa

Just as forecasters promised, hot temperatures have moved into the region.

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Climate change
2:24 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

A changing climate impacting birds?

The "Shifting Skies" report
Credit National Wildlife Federation

A new report finds a variety of birds are - and likely will be well into the future - facing significant climate-related challenges.

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Montana News
1:51 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Caregiving for the elderly and disabled is rewarding and very stressful

Experts says that providing care for the elderly or the disabled can be a very rewarding experience. It can also be extremely challenging work.
     A company providing in-home non-medical services to the Missoula and Ravalli counties recently launched a family caregiver stress relief program to specifically address those challenges.
     In this feature interview, Home Instead Senior Care owner, Denise Krueger, says home care is becoming an increasingly popular alternative.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation list
2:37 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Montana's historic rural schoolhouses make endangered list

Burnham school
Charlotte Caldwell

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released its listing of America's eleven "Most Endangered Historic Places".

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Fireworks ordinance
1:55 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Wanna use fireworks in Missoula's city limits? It may cost you...

Credit City of Missoula

When it comes to fireworks there doesn't seem to be lots of middle ground; you either love them or would be quite pleased if you never heard or saw one again in your life.

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River recreation
2:00 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Survey to study river recreation patterns

Credit Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Various agencies are teaming-up to research recreation patterns on the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers.
     The study will be conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and the University of Montana.
     The point of the survey is to find out what river users like about our waterways and where they'd like to see some improvements made.

In this feature interview, F-W-P's Fishing Access Site Manager, Chet Crowser, says one thing is clear; people love our rivers and more of us are using them.

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Marketplace Fairness Act
12:58 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Montana AG opposes "internet sales tax" bill

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

The "Marketplace Fairness Act" - better known as the "Internet Sales Tax" bill -  recently passed the U.S. Senate without the help of Montana Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester.
      The proposal will soon go before the U-S House where it's widely expected to face a more skeptical reception. Montana Republican Representative Steve Daines has already gone on the record opposing the measure. 

If implemented, it would require states to force e-commerce retailers in other states to collect sales taxes for them.

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