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Helena Montana

Eric Whitney

There's something unusual about how kidney dialysis is done in Helena.

Nationwide, more than 400,000 Americans have kidney disease so bad that they need regular dialysis – meaning they have to connect to a machine for several hours at least three times a week to clean their blood of toxins.

“They have to come at a certain time, so it's very scheduled, very regimented, and their time is not their own,” says Dr. Robert LaClair, a nephrologist, or kidney specialist at St. Peter's hospital in Helena.

Man Shot To Death In Helena, Suspect Being Sought

Jul 7, 2016
Man Shot To Death In Helena, Suspect Being Sought
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Police in Helena say a man was shot to death and officers are searching for a suspect.

For the past several weeks Zinke and Juneau have swapped strongly-worded press releases and statements condemning each other's views on public land.
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

Candidates for Montana’s House seat are calling for debates to challenge each other on key issues. But the campaigns don’t agree on when and where those debates should take place. Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke and Democrat Denise Juneau have both proposed dates and venues for debates.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is opening a Vet Center this fall in Helena. Unlike larger VA medical clinics, Vet Centers only counsel returning combat veterans and military sexual trauma victims.

A movement to block the potential resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state of Montana took to the steps of the Capitol for a rally on Monday.
Corin Cates-Carney

A movement to block the potential resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state of Montana took to the steps of the Capitol for a rally on Monday. It was the second high-profile event to voice such opposition within a week.

Campaign Finance Complaint Dismissed

Jan 29, 2016
Jonathan Motl, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices speaks during a forum about the "Disclose Act" in Missoula, MT
Josh Burnham

Montana’s Commissioner of Political Practices dismissed a complaint today about campaign practice violations. Jonathan Motl ruled today that the complaint filed on behalf of the Montana Republican Party was similar enough to another complaint filed earlier in the year that it wasn’t necessary to charge again.

The Myrna Loy Center presents Helena Theatre Company’s production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, by Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph. A truly different kind of love story that spans three decades, during which an accident prone daredevil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love, and the squishy parts in between.

Information and tickets are available at MyrnaLoyCenter.com.

Wind, Flooding Problems Across Western Montana

Dec 9, 2015
National Weather Service Missoula, MT

Severe wind and flooding was reported from all across the western parts of the state today. Helena seemed to be hit the hardest with wind.

Flag at half-staff. File photo
Edward O'Brien

All across the state, many people are taking some time to honor the sacrifices of America’s veterans. Steve Jess attended one of the services, in the capital city.

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Wednesday morning, an estimated 150-thousand Montanans will dive under their desks, for the Great Montana ShakeOut, the state’s annual earthquake drill. The fact that Montana has earthquake drills at all probably comes as a surprise to some, according to Michael Stickney, director of the state’s Earthquake Studies Office at Montana Tech in Butte.

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