Edward O'Brien


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

Ways to Connect

Sen. Jon Tester.

Congress has approved an agreement to reopen the federal government after a three-day shutdown.

The deal is now on its way to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

Test Results

At a legislative hearing today in Helena, the state health department faced accusations from law enforcement that it’s not readily sharing evidence that could protect kids who are being exposed to meth.

Lewis and Clark County Attorney Leo Gallagher wasted no time with state lawmakers today in Helena, saying, "one of my passions is kids and I don’t much like bureaucrats.”

Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox.
Courtesy Montana DOJ

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says the Montana County attorney who has implemented an immediate ‘crackdown’ on pregnant women found to be using drugs or alcohol never consulted with him.

Fourteen Montana children, whose cases had been reported to the state’s child protective services, died last year. Drug or alcohol use was identified in 9 of the 14 cases reviewed by the Montana Department of Justice.

State Attorney General Tim Fox says the state must learn how to better protect its most vulnerable children.

Patty Dickerson of Bozeman brought this sign to the 2017 Women's March in Helena.
Olga Kreimer

Last year’s Women’s March drew more than 10,000 people to Helena. Organizers this year are trying something different. This time there won’t be one big, centralized rally.