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Steve Daines

The second biennial summit, hosted by Senator Steve Daines, which brings national tech industry leaders to Montana to talk about job creation.
Edward O'Brien

Microsoft President Brad Smith’s thoughts on the value of high speed internet is as bold as it is brief: “Broadband has become a necessity of life.”


Gianforte at the High Tech Summit on Oct. 9 2017
Edward O'Brien / MTPR

Montana’s lone congressman Greg Gianforte has clarified his stance on modifying weapons with so-called bump stocks.

After Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun control has yet again become a hot topic among U.S. lawmakers. But this time some top Republicans and the National Rifle Association are hinting they may support additional regulations on  bump stock modifications for assault rifles.

The Cottonwood decision says the U.S. Forest Service needs to draw up a new management plan for 12 million acres of critical Canada Lynx habitat.
Keith Williams (CC-BY)

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the court ruling doesn't require the U.S. Forest Service to update their forest management plan, but to review it and then potentially create a new one. A previous version said "the U.S. Forest Service needs to draw up a new management plan for 12 million acres of critical Canada Lynx habitat." Yellowstone Public Radio regrets the error. 

Montana’s senators are trying to reverse a controversial federal court case out of Bozeman they say is partly to blame for the state’s devastating wildfires. But some environmentalists say it’s actually an assault on the Endangered Species Act.

Nick Bilogorskiy

“Cyber terrorism is an emerging threat that has become all too real in Montana.”

That’s Senator Steve Daines talking to FBI Director Chris Wray about last month’s cyber threats that shook the Flathead Valley.

Hackers breached Columbia Falls school district servers September 13th, stealing personal information belonging to students and staff, demanding payment of a digital currency called bitcoin in exchange for its safe return.

The culprits then proceeded to threaten physical violence against several targets including Flathead Valley Schools.

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