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Nate Hegyi

Reporter

Nate is the Bozeman-based reporter for Yellowstone Public Radio. Before joining us, he worked as a freelance journalist and as a part-time reporter for Montana Public Radio. He wrapped up his graduate studies at the University of Montana's environmental journalism program in 2016.

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During a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday, the head of Puerto Rico’s electric power authority, or PREPA, justified signing a controversial, $300 million contract with a small energy company in Montana. 

The University of Montana.
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As the Montana Legislature faces down a $227 million budget shortfall, the state’s university system could see some steep budget cuts.

In a deal that coincides with President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing this week, China’s largest online retailer says it will buy $200 million dollars worth of Montana beef over the next three years. 

In the next month or so, the Trump administration will announce its plan to shrink or modify large national monuments across the country. Some people are heralding the decision, saying these designations are federal land grabs that strangle local economies and kill jobs.

Others say national monuments help local economies by boosting tourism. But an economist from Utah told a crowd in Bozeman on Thursday they might both be wrong.

An escalating trade war between the United States and Canada could save timber jobs in Montana while creating a lot of uncertainty in Canada.
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The Trump administration has issued the latest blow in a trade war between the United States and Canada. The fight is over lumber, and Yellowstone Public Radio’s Nate Hegyi explains, it could save timber jobs in Montana while creating a lot of uncertainty in Canada.

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