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

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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 Tribes' Request For Bison Hits Hurdle
(PD)

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.

Voters this November will decide the future of traps and snares on Montana’s public lands. A proposal to end commercial and recreational trapping on Montana’s public lands will appear on November’s ballot.
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks

Voters this November will decide the future of traps and snares on Montana’s public lands. A proposal to end commercial and recreational trapping on Montana’s public lands will appear on November’s ballot.

Wildlife experts have fanned out across the Halfmoon Lakes area of the Flathead National Forest in search of the grizzly that killed 38-year-old Brad Treat Wednesday.
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Montana wildlife officials have a difficult decision to make when and if they capture a grizzly bear that killed 38-year-old Brad Treat Wednesday near Glacier National Park. Do they euthanize the animal or relocate it?

Observation Fire spreads to Lost Horse area in the Bitterroot.
InciWeb

Wildfire conditions can change in an instant. The Observation Fire burning about 10 miles southwest of Hamilton in the Bitterroot National Forest is a perfect example.

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