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Edward O'Brien

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

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The Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest released its new draft forest plan last week. It's a significant milestone. Montanans can now weigh-in on the master plan that will guide the forest's land use decisions for the next 15 years.

The Helena - Lewis and Clark is currently governed by a pair of 32-year-old forest plans.

Flooding in Missoula along the north end of Tower Street, May 7, 2018.
Josh Burnham

This year’s record snowpack is rapidly melting, and it started earlier than normal.

Greater Montana Foundation; Corin Cates-Carney

Voters Tuesday picked Republican state auditor Matt Rosendale to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester come November. His victory came as a big surprise to few.

Kathleen Williams' victory in the Democratic U.S. House primary on the other hand, that was an eye opener.

The former three-term state lawmaker from Bozeman eked out a two point win over John Heenan for the right to square off against Republican incumbant Greg Gianforte.

University of Montana Political Science Professor Rob Saldin says Williams ran a strong campaign despite being cash poor.

Missoula County Property listings by price range.
Missoula Organization Of Realtors

Missoula County is developing a pilot program to help former prisoners find housing.

No small task in a community with a notoriously tight and expensive rental market.

Republican U.S. Senate candidates Albert Olszewski, Russell Fagg, Troy Downing and Matt Rosendale debate in Helena, April 26, 2018.
Greater Montana Foundation

Four Republicans are jockeying to replace U.S Senator Jon Tester in tomorrow’s primary election. The Democratic incumbent is seeking his third term.

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