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Olga Kreimer

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Olga is a Missoula-based journalist, columnist and grad student on the MTPR news team. You can find her freelance work online at kreimero.com. She once won a fight with a rooster using only her words.

Posters from previous years of the IWFF cover the stairwell wall at Missoula's Roxy Theater on March 30, 2018. Now in its 41st year, the IWFF is expanding beyond films to spur community conversations about wildlife, conservation and science.
Olga Kreimer

The International Wildlife Film Festival kicks off its 41st year on April 14 with a wildlife costume parade in downtown Missoula, followed by nine days of film screenings, workshops and live events. 

New this year is a series called "Wild Sounds," featuring talks from audio storytellers and behind-the-scenes glimpses at five wildlife-related podcasts.

Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox.
Courtesy Montana DOJ

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has joined 29 other state attorneys general in imploring federal legislators to maintain state level consumer protections on student loans.

The attorneys general sent congressional leaders a letter asking them to reject the piece of the so-called PROSPER Act that would limit states’ jurisdiction in student loan matters.

Hay field. File photo.
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Montana's congressional delegation is criticizing President Trump's order to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, saying that the decision will harm the state's farmers and ranchers.

Snow water equivalent, basin percentage of normal, Feb. 1, 2018.
Natural Resources Conservation Service

The National Weather Service says there's a 70 percent chance of flooding in the Clark Fork and Flathead River valleys this spring.

"Probably not a bad idea to start thinking about sandbags," National Weather Service hydrologist Ray Nickless says in a youtube video posted today.

High school students march in downtown Missoula February 21, 2018, after walking out of classes to call for stronger gun regulation.
Olga Kreimer

Montana gun rights advocates are organizing a rally in defense of the Second Amendment later this month in Helena. The "March For Our Guns" rally is planned for Saturday, March 24, on the steps of the state Capitol. That’s the same day "March For Our Lives" groups nationwide plan rallies to protest gun violence. 

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