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Graybill: Loved ones' matter on the ballot in Attorney General raceRaph Graybill writes, "GraybillI've gone to court and won to protect public access. I've beaten the federal government in court when they broke the law, and took on dark money groups trying to buy our elections."

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Jack Ballard: This land is your landJack Ballard writes, "I don't know your income, occupation or whether you fish with bait or flies."

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What's Trending in Glacier National Park?At 6:40 a.m. on Sept. 6, the day before Labor Day, the parking lot at Glacier National Park’s Logan Pass Visitor Center resembled a tailgate party as throngs of visitors either jockeyed for parking spaces or, having secured one, set up lawn chairs in the beds of pickup trucks to watch the sunrise.

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Trial of Miles, Miles of TrialsI met Tony Banovich at the second race I ever ran on Montana soil. It was October, seven years ago, shortly after I moved to Missoula to run cross country for the Griz.

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Future of Public Schools on the LineFor 28 years, we had the great honor of serving Montana as superintendents of public instruction.

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Montana is Filling Up with Californians, Wash Post Front PageBoy, is this article about the Montana COVID housing boom getting attention. That's what NBC Montana's Maritsa Georgiou tweeted out Tuesday afternoon.

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Watch Live: Final Presidential Debate Between Donald Trump And Joe BidenPresident Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating.

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2020 Candidate Profile: Kathleen Williams For U.S. HouseThis week we're publishing profiles for the candidates running for Montana's lone U.S. House seat.

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2020 Candidate Profile: Matt Rosendale For U.S. HouseThis week we're publishing profiles of the candidates running for Montana's lone U.S. House seat.

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Reservation Facilities Strapped For Space As Regional Hospitals FillAs Montana sees a surge in COVID-19 cases, medical facilities, particularly within tribal nations, are being pushed to their limits.

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County Election Officials On Voting In This Year's Unusual ElectionEarly voting is underway in Montana. The novel coronavirus pandemic has led most counties to conduct an all-mail ballot election, while others are sticking to a traditional polling place election.

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Trump Takes a Beating… in MontanaMontanas Gov. Steve Bullock just chalked up another great win with a victory over Donald Trump's corrupt puppet, Louis DeJoy, who heads the U.S. Postal Service and has crippled that agency with Draconian measures such as dismantling sorting machines, removing postal boxes and generally slowing down delivery of the mail.

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Montana TeePee Photograph Carry-all Pouch for Sale by Kimberly WalkerOur pouches are great. They're availabe in sizes from 6" x 5" up to 12.5" x 8.5".

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Evening Newscast 10-21-20Evening Newscast for October 21, 2020.

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Lewis and Clark County feeling economic and health care impacts of increased COIVD casesThere were 457 active COVID cases reported in Lewis and Clark County on Wednesday; higher than Gallatin County one of Montana's early COVID hotspots.

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Report: Registered apprenticeship program a boon to businesses, job seekersOver the past 20 years, Montana's registered apprenticeship program has sent more than 3,300 workers into good-paying jobs, with another 2,400 on the way, according to a new report.

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More than 243K Montana ballots already returned, two weeks before Election DayHELENA — With just under two weeks to go until Election Day, a large portion of Montana's votes are already accounted for.

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Missoula Plans Winter Homeless Shelter To House 150 PeopleMissoula has updated its Emergency Winter Shelter Plan for the homeless with a new temporary location to house 150 people.

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Montana Coronavirus And COVID-19 NewsUpdate 10/21/20 A county health board in north-central Montana Wednesday approved a proposal to set a threshold for new COVID-19 cases that, if surpassed,.

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Judge Denies Tribes' Request To Freeze Keystone XL Pipeline ConstructionA U.S. district court judge on Oct. 16 rejected tribes' request for a temporary hold on construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline in northern Montana.

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COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In Montana SchoolsThe number of total COVID-19 cases associated with K-12 schools in Montana has doubled over a two week stretch, according to the most recent state data.

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Swimming hole: Missoula to acquire former gravel quarry-turned pondsA 77-acre property formerly owned by Knife River that is home to two of the few stillwater ponds in the Missoula Valley will come under city ownership, the Parks and Conservation committee voted Wednesday.

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State Unemployment Office Estimates $3 Million In Fraudulent Payments During COVID SurgeMontana has sent over $1 billion in unemployment benefits to residents since the start of the pandemic.

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Montana woman faces attempted homicide charge after allegedly giving 6-year-old boy AmbienA Bozeman woman appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Wednesday morning after being accused of giving a 6-year-old boy Ambien in a possible poisoning attempt.

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Wolfpack Will Make First Appearance in State FinalsBOZEMAN — Raegan Brisendines goal in overtime helped lift Kalispell Glacier to a 2-1 semifinal victory over Bozeman on Tuesday and into the championship match of the Class AA state girls...

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Montana Prep Football Rankings: Oct. 21The football season is winding down and playoff berths are slowly solidifying. In one of the most anticipated games of the week, an undefeated Class AA matchup between Missoula Sentinel and Helena High ended in a commanding 48-0 shutout by the Spartans, sending Helena down the rankings.

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Snowy Mountain Development Corporation celebrates "EnVision Center" designationWith as many people as could fit in Snowy Mountain Development Corporation's conference room in Lewistown on Wednesday, and with a few people there virtually, the corporation celebrated being the first economic development corporation in the country to be designated as an EnVision Center by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Gianforte Uses $4M More of his Own Money for CampaignHELENA — Republican Greg Gianforte used $4 million more of his own money to help fund his bid to become Montana's next governor in the November election, bringing the total amount the congressman has loaned himself to more than $7.5 million, new campaign finance reports show.

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Broods in the woodsNature-based outdoor education programs have been gaining steam in the U.S., and in Montana, for years.

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Road conditions deteriorate rapidly across Western Montana Wednesday night2-4" will be likely closer to the Divide in upper elevation valleys like Seeley Lake and Swan Lake and passes on the Idaho/ Montana border, too."

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Unseasonable arctic front bears down on MontanaWeather forecasters are increasingly confident that Northwest Montana will experience record cold temperatures and accumulating snow beginning Friday through the weekend.

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Guide to State Cross Country: BoysAll-Class State Meet Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24 Rebecca Farm Kalispell One of the biggest COVID-19 changes to cross country this season was travel restrictions that prevented any Class AA...

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Montana Ag Network: Ranchers busy with fall shippingTraditionally, most Montana calves are sold to buyers in the Corn Belt. The reason being is that northern cattle perform well in Midwest feedlots, staying healthy and growing efficiently.

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A Wilder View: Wildlife and Lyme DiseaseLyme disease is the most prevalent vector-borne disease in North America - and cases are increasing.

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Slow Spring Gives Way to Busy Summer for OutfittersWhen Glacier National Park closed at the end of March, right when coronavirus lockdowns were gripping the world, outfitters in West Glacier and the Flathead Valley were canceling reservations and received few phone calls for rafting, fishing and trail ride bookings.

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Montana's top prospect Dylan Rollins building good relationshipsMissoula. Sentinel offensive lineman Dylan Rollins is building strong relationships with a handful of schools...

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A Wilder View: Wildlife and Lyme DiseaseLyme disease is the most prevalent vector-borne disease in North America - and cases are increasing.

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Montana prohibitionists ask Supreme Court to kick legalization off ballotTrailing badly in the polls, Montana prohibitionists appeal to anti-legalization judges to bail them out.

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How to Write an A+ EssayWriting an essay doesn't have to be a tedious task. In fact, it can be quite enjoyable once you know the steps in order to write that perfect essay.

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Deadline approaching to apply for rent, mortgage assistanceSince the program's May inception, Montana Housing, with assistance from NeighborWorks Montana, has approved more than 1,300 applications and awarded more than $4.5 million in rental and mortgage assistance to Montana families and individuals statewide.

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Authorities Investigating Suspicious Death in Hot Springs Soaking PoolThe Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death at a soaking pool in Hot Springs, where a woman was found unresponsive on Tuesday night.

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State environmental plan calls to drain Lake Elmo in Billings next winter to fight invasive clamsMontana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment that proposes to drain Lake Elmo in Billings in October 2021 to try and eradicate invasive Asian clams first found in the lake's water in 2019.

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Butte veterans court aims to help military veteran offenders turn their lives aroundButte is a step closer to forming a new court designed to help military veterans who get in trouble with the law.

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Gov campaigns hit with campaign-finance violationsAnd, in an order last Friday, Mangan said the campaign of Democrat Mike Cooney improperly accepted a $710 donation, in excess of legal limits, and didn't report another in-kind donation from the Democratic Governors Association.

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DEA taking back unused prescription drugs on October 24The biannual event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at sites across Montana.

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Guide to State Cross Country: GirlsAll-Class State Meet Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24 Rebecca Farm Kalispell One of the biggest COVID-19 changes to cross country this season was travel restrictions that prevented any Class AA...

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Hunting in Grizzly Country: Smart Choices Keep Bears and Hunters SafeLast week, I sat down with John Meyer to discuss some tips for hunting in grizzly country⎼ smart and effective practices that minimize risk, help hunters avoid unwanted bear encounters and, importantly, keep both humans and bears alive.

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Acquisition of old federal building could open downtown properties for redevelopmentThe old federal building in downtown Missoula could become the new hub of local government, though the blend of services offered from the central facility have yet to be determined, county officials said this week.

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Mushroom Cornbread StuffingSo, what do you say, dressing or stuffing? Technically, it's dressing if it's cooked in a pan and stuffing if it's cooked inside the bird.

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State has 624 new virus cases Wednesday, adds 23 deathsMontana posted 624 new confirmations of the coronavirus and 23 more deaths early Wednesday, bringing the state's total number of COVID-19 cases to 24,712.

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Montana reports 23 additional deaths, 624 new COVID-19 casesThe state death toll increased from 252 on Tuesday to 275 on Wednesday.

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Montana Reported 624 New COVID-19 Cases and 23 New Coronavirus Related DeathsAs of Wednesday morning, Montana has confirmed 24,712 positive COVID-19 cases. Montana's COVID-19 case tracking map shows 624 new confirmed cases.

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Like the House and Senate, Tester and Daines in standoff over relief packageWith the election just weeks away, the finger pointing over a stalled stimulus bill continued to intensify this week, with members of Sen.

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Montana Coronavirus ReportThe latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic in Montana, including updated case count maps and original in-depth reporting.

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Low Culinary ExpectationsThe last time I ate at Arby's was in October 2017, when the fast-food chain offered venison and elk steak sandwiches to celebrate hunting season.

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Be Wary of Efforts to Legalize Recreational MarijuanaThe quality of life valued by Montanans will be dramatically diminished if recreational marijuana becomes legal in our state.

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Find the TimeThe leaves patched the ground. They'd been falling all morning as the cold wind blew across the field.

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Showdown at the BLM corral: Montana senator fires out bill to oust director PendleyA U.S. senator introduced a bill Wednesday to prohibit the Trump administration from appealing a federal court ruling that forbids William Pendley, a deputy director at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management , from continuing to unlawfully exercise the authority of BLM director.

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Best Sporting Events to Watch Over the Holiday SeasonSports fans have plenty to look forward to during the holiday season, with the schedule packed with a host of exciting events.

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Make-A-Wish South Dakota realigns with Montana chapterChipotle reveals it killed the free tortilla side because people were ordering too many during the pandemic.

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Real Estate Market TrendsLast week, per reader request, we looked at Kalispell building permits issued over the past four years.

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Is it Better to Own or Rent a Camper?Whether you want to permanently adopt the RV lifestyle or are simply interested in some enthralling getaways, there are some key factors to consider.

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Fox goes after Google, Daines seeks investigation into Twitter, FacebookIn twin attacks on tech, Attorney General Tim Fox filed a lawsuit with 10 other states accusing Google of monopolizing the internet while Sen.

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Gianforte Donates Another $4 Million to His Campaign As He is Hit with a Major Campaign Finance ViolationCongressman Gianforte was hit with a left hook and a right jab yesterday as Montana press reporters told voters that he dumped another $4 million into his campaign for governor and was hit with a major campaign finance violation.

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Greg Gianforte: Montana success story wasn't his first startupRepublican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, making his second run for Montana governor, is known primarily for his founding of a firm here that helped fuel the high-tech boom that's made Bozeman the fastest-growing city in the state.

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Voices: Jason Marks is fit, trained and suited to serve as District Court judgeJudge Marks is fair; he is smart; he is compassionate; and he is hard-working. In a busy district such as ours, those are key ingredients in the delivery of justice to all.

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Letters: Our voice is our vote, so go and do itWe have a constitutional right to vote, as well as an American duty to carry it out.

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Different blood types may react to Covid-19 differently"There is some data that suggests that being O blood type does provide a little bit of protection, and that maybe your severity of disease is not going to be as great as a different blood type," said Dr. Kerrie Emerick, a pathologist with Bozeman Health.

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Gianforte loans governor campaign another $4M, brings personal stake to $7.57MKPAX) Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte has poured another $4 million of his own money into his campaign for Montana governor, increasing his personal stake in the race to $7.57 million.

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Is It Time To Raise Prices? Part 3Last week, we started the hard work by creating new service levels and then organized your customers into similar groups.

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Montana Morning State News Headlines for Wednesday, October 21Bullock talks vaccines, rising job numbers and slams Flathead County's COVID 19 response at a Helena press conference on Tuesday.

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Podcast: Pandemic PortraitsDig even deeper into the biggest stories of the last seven days with the Beacons weekly podcast.

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Montana Is a Rare State With a Competitive Race for GovernorDemocrat Mike Cooney and Republican Greg Gianforte are in a tight election to run the state, though President Trump leads comfortably there.

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Montana's 2020 Senate race between Steve Bullock and Steve Daines a dead heatDemocrats are within reach of a second Senate seat in Montana.

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Pandemic PortraitsPeople who contract COVID-19 can have vastly different experiences: mild or no symptoms to severe illness.

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The Montana Voters Who Could Decide Control of the SenateIn a U.S. Senate race that may end with a vanishingly thin margin of victory, Montana's Native Americans and union members are playing a central role, E.

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What wearing Montana's 49ers jersey meant to Brady as a kidTom Brady will always remember wearing his Joe Montana jersey as a kid.

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Election countdown: Poll suggests voters prefer Biden on most major issuesCN) — With just two weeks to go before Election Day, former Vice President Joe Biden continues to hold on to his lead over President Donald Trump, with most voters saying they trust the former VP to handle the key issues dominating the election cycle in America.

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Greg Gianforte: Montana success story wasn't his first startupRepublican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, making his second run for Montana governor, is known primarily for his founding of a firm here that helped fuel the high-tech boom that's made Bozeman the fastest-growing city in the state.

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Groups plan challenges of BLM actions after courts Pendley decisions in MontanaConservation groups say they plan to pursue the reversal of Bureau of Land Management actions in Colorado and other states after a federal judge in Montana last week ruled that three of the agency’s resource management plans in Montana are invalid because of the role William Perry Pendley played in their approval.

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Two MT Candidates Selected for Conservation Voters' So-called "Dirty Dozen"This was not stated in an earlier version of the story.

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Be God's You.So many times I see girls, and guys, changing so others like them. They do something different so others wont judge them.

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Montana's Senate race was supposed to be easy for Republicans. It's a dead heat.Daines may appear to have a built-in advantage, as the Republican incumbent in a state President Donald Trump won by 20 points in 2016.

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Shields Valley's Aidan Jenkins signs with Montana Western football programShields Valley standout Aidan Jenkins has signed with the Montana Western football program, according to a Facebook post on Tuesday evening and Jenkins' twitter account.

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CWD sample stations replacing check stations for hunting seasonMontana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is providing chronic wasting disease sampling stations to assist hunters at select locations during the hunting season.

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Montana Barn Orb Shower Curtain for Sale by Wes and DottyMontana Barn Orb WeberOur shower curtains are made from 100% polyester fabric and include 12 holes at the top of the curtain for simple hanging from your own shower curtain rings.

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Helena nurse highlights COVID-19 challenges, state starts planning for future vaccineOn Tuesday, state leaders urged Montanans to continue taking COVID-19 precautions for the benefit of medical workers.

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Evening Newscast 10-20-20Evening Newscast for October 2o, 2020.

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Missoula Considers Ban On Flavored Tobacco Products And E-CigarettesMissoula could become the state's first city to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

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Political Cop: Gianforte Violated Campaign Finance LawsHELENA — Montana gubernatorial candidate and Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte violated campaign finance laws by moving money from his primary election account to his general election account before paying all of the debts owed by his primary campaign, the commissioner of political practices found Tuesday.

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Montana Submits Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan To CDCMontana released a draft document Monday that outlines its COVID-19 vaccination plan and priorities as required by the CDC.

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Domestic Violence Shelter Fundraising Effort Points To Increased Need Mid-PandemicA domestic violence nonprofit in Bozeman this month launched a campaign to fundraise for a new shelter it announced last year, and it says the pandemic highlights the need for more safe spaces.

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Missoulian Editor On Her Resignation And Why Local News MattersMissoulian editor Gwen Florio resigned from the paper recently, in the wake of the editorial board's controversial endorsement of PSC candidate Jennifer Fielder - an endorsement the paper retracted the very next day.

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Helena nurse highlights COVID-19 challenges, state starts planning for future vaccineHELENA — On Tuesday, state leaders urged Montanans to continue taking COVID-19 precautions for the benefit of medical workers.

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Families Sue Whitefish Care Facility for Negligence During Lethal COVID OutbreakThe families of three residents who were infected with and died of COVID-19 at a Whitefish care center are suing the facility for negligence and wrongful death, alleging its corporate owners failed to establish basic infection prevention criteria during an outbreak of the deadly virus while ignoring sanctions from state and federal regulators.

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Gianforte loans gov campaign another $4 millionGianforte, a Bozeman businessman, reported Tuesday that he loaned the campaign $4 million in the past month and also garnered about $225,000 from donors, including individuals and political-action committees.

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Families Sue Whitefish Nursing Home Claiming Negligence Led To COVID-19 DeathsFamilies of four former Whitefish Care And Rehabilitation residents filed a lawsuit in county court Tuesday alleging that negligence in implementing COVID-19 protocols at the facility led to their family members' deaths.

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Anti-pot group challenges Montana ballot initiativeAn anti-marijuana group has asked the Montana Supreme Court for an expedited decision to strike down a ballot initiative in a last-ditch effort to prevent the statewide legalization of recreational pot.

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When local Montana news isn't localThe bylined authors on Metric's Montana sites appear to be only occasionally focused on Montana.

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Quiet and Unknown Trails around BozemanSometimes you want to get away from it all, leave the crowds behind and just enjoy some peace and quiet.

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Raph Graybill is the Future of Montana PoliticsThey have rigged the courts against us. They've worked for years to destroy the rule of law, and to undermine workers, our right to clean air and water, and our faith in democracy.

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Silent Witness exhibit somber reminder of what's been lost to domestic violenceThe 95 red wooden silhouettes represent the Montana women that were killed during a domestic violence situation.

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Montana Joins Suit Over Alleged Google MonopoliesThe state of Montana has joined the U.S. Department of Justice and 10 other states in filing a lawsuit that alleges tech giant Google has unlawfully maintained monopolies in online searches and advertising.

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Area flu clinics available for Montana veteransMore than 6,200 Montana veterans have received flu shots at Montana VA Health Care System sites in the past month.

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Man Charged with Deliberate Homicide After Deadly Arson FireA 42-year-old man has been charged with deliberate homicide after he allegedly set a trailer he shared with his father on fire early Saturday, trapping and killing his dad inside....

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Simple Ways That Will Make Your Children Excited For Their First School ExperienceHowever, not all children are ready to face their first school day with utter enthusiasm.

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Ways to Prevent Future Plumbing BreakdownsHere are four ways to prevent potential plumbing issues.

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'We need your help, Montana' Public asked to help slow COVID-19 spread as cases now total 24,093Pleas from Montana's medical community to help halt the spread of the coronavirus were made for the second time in as many weeks as the state posted new 706 COVID-19 cases and added 11 deaths Tuesday, pushing the total number of reports over the 24,000 mark to 24,093.

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Essential Items You Should Have When Traveling Far With a ChildWhen it comes to traveling with a baby, considerable planning comes into play. Remember, children have a short attention span.

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Nurse in COVID Unit Describes Both Stress and Hope Amid TragedyAs a nurse in the intensive-care unit , Sarah Johnson is accustomed to high-pressure medical scenarios and the ever-present prospect of tragedy.

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Kalispell Cop Was in ‘Pure Agony' During Depths of COVID-19 IllnessIn some ways, Justin Turner was lucky. The 35-year-old officer with the Kalispell Police Department rode out self-isolation in a house by himself to shield his wife and their toddler...

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Teacher Navigates Mental, Physical Fallout After DiagnosisBethany Shehan did everything right. A 36-year-old mother of two and teacher at the Linderman Education Center in Kalispell, Shehan wore a mask everywhere she went.

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Mostly) Friday Night Lights Oct. 16Ben Tack rushed 19 times for 147 yards and three touchdowns, and Tyson Rostad threw two TD passes to Jaiden Klemundt to lead top-ranked and unbeaten Hamilton past Libby 35-14.

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River Warriors: Mike FiebigWater is a necessary part of the river, but it’s not the only part. To have a river, you need an ecosystem that’s free-flowing up and down its length and across its floodplain.”.

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A Fitness Enthusiast Activities Director Gets SidelinedGlacier High School Activities Director Mark Dennehy cuts an imposing figure on the sidelines of the football field, towering above the biggest prep linemen.

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When local news isn't localWhile Montana's media landscape has for years included left - and right-leaning political blogs authored by resident partisans, Big Sky Times and eight other Montana-focused sites affiliated with Metric Media represent a new trend: digital news outlets that present themselves as community news sites even though they operate without a local...

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‘You Don't Want to Go Through What I Went Through'After days of intense head and body aches, fever, fatigue and generally "feeling terrible," James Haring wasn't surprised when his COVID-19 test came back positive.

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Nurse Urges Montanans to Take Politics Out of COVID FightHELENA — An emergency room nurse urged Montana residents to take politics out of the fight against the coronavirus Tuesday, as the number of cases in the state reached 24,000, the death toll surpassed 250 and hospitals are caring for 360 patients.

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Missoula County backs Republic Service's proposed gas-to-power project at landfill ~ Missoula CurrentMissoula County officials said a proposal by Republic Services to convert methane gas to power at the Missoula landfill would go far in helping the urban area achieve its goals of operating off 100% clean electricity by 2035.

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Majestic Valley Arena Voluntarily Cancels Upcoming Events to Limit COVID SpreadKalispell’s Majestic Valley Arena will shut its doors for at least the next month, voluntarily canceling a pair of upcoming events in an effort to slow the fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak in Flathead County.

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Montana passenger rail commission grows to 10 counties; Tester eyes infrastructure billThe Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority grew to 10 Montana counties on Tuesday in a growing effort to restore Amtrak service to the state's southern tier.

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Please Give President Trump His DueAfter learning from The New York Times that President Donald Trump’s personal finances are collapsing under a mountain of debt, and after watching the president and members of his inner circle become infected with COVID-19, it seems unfair to pile on with criticisms.

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Issues at Stake This ElectionWe are so bombarded with slick political ads and personal attacks that we often forget to consider the issues at stake in this election.

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Deeply Disappointed by CommissionersAs an employer and company leader, I am deeply disappointed by local leaders failure to lead during a deadly pandemic.

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Legislature Rejects Rule Changes Proposed By RepublicansAn effort by Republican state lawmakers to change how the Montana Legislature operates has failed.

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Gov. Bullock provides COVID-19 update for MontanaSteve Bullock provided an update on the COVID-19 situation in Montana.

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Montana unemployment rate falls to 5.3%Montana's unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in September after dropping from 5.6% in August.

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Do you listen to podcasts?Laurel Outlook is Laurel Montana's main and only news source.

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State SoccerGlacier's Diego Mendoza got in a goal off an overtime corner kick to nudge the Wolfpack over Billings West 3-2 in the quarterfinal playoff match.

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Montana unemployment rate falls to 5.3%Montana's unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in September after dropping from 5.6% in August.

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Pandemic creates new challenges for blood donationsThe need for blood donations is typically always high. But organizations are now saying the need may be higher than ever because of this pandemic.

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PSC candidates spar over experience, climate change, during Missoula debateRepublican State Senator Jennifer Fielder and Democrat Monica Tranel have been locked in an intense campaign since the Primary votes were final.

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PSC District 4 candidates continue focused, pointed campaign as Election Day nearsRepublican State Senator Jennifer Fielder and Democrat Monica Tranel have been locked in an intense campaign since the primary votes were final.

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Public weighs in on proposed Missoula flavored tobacco banA final decision on a new proposal could prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco will be up to the Missoula City Council next week.

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New report says home prices outpacing income, including in MontanaA new report on the housing crisis in America shows that across 90 percent of the country, the increase in home prices over the past five years has outpaced income growth.

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MSU Billings announces selection of new chancellorMSU Billings announced Tuesday that Stefani Hicswa has been selected as the new chancellor for the college.

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Parents encouraged to make Halloween game plan ahead of timeThe temperatures we're starting to see might make Halloween night a better time for a snowman than a pumpkin — but one thing's fore sure, it's going to be cold.

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Family looks to pick up pieces after Missoula home fireA Missoula home went up in flames this weekend and now a family of six is looking for a new place - and so much more.

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Butte real estate market skyrockets amid coronavirusThe coronavirus has put a damper on a lot of businesses, but there's one business in Butte that's doing very well.

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Gallatin County Sheriff honors the memory of fallen deputy Jake AllmendingerOn October 19th, 2019 deputy Jake Allmendinger lost his life responding to a report of a stranded car on Fairy Lake Road in the Bridger Mountain Range.

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Next Storm System to Bring More Heavy Snow to Montana and North Dakota Wednesday and ThursdayThe parade of storm systems will provide more heavy snow chances for Montana and North Dakota Wednesday into Thursday. Winter weather alerts have already been issued for Montana for the threat of heavy snow and hazardous travel.

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Montana joins landmark antitrust case against GoogleThe Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.

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Montana passenger rail commission grows to 10 counties; Tester eyes infrastructure billWhile passenger rail service has contracted nationally during the pandemic, Sen. Jon Tester said it enjoys bipartisan support in the Senate and could be eyed for investment down the road with the aid of an infrastructure bill.

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Additional burglaries, break-ins reported at University of MontanaUMPD stated in an alert issued Monday evening that the reports came from the University Villages Sunday night - specifically in Rimini and Ophir Court areas.

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The critical Montana Public Service Commission racesIt's obvious the Montana PSC is dysfunctional. The latest example: last week's listening session scheduled by the commissioners to get input from the public on NorthWestern Energy's plan to buy an even bigger share of the doomed Colstrip Unit 4 was attended by only two of the commission's five members.

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Code Girls Registration Open for FallCode Girls United, a free nonprofit computer science education program for young girls, returns this month following a pandemic-delayed start with an online format for the valley-wide program, as well as in-person programs at Columbia Falls Junior High School and the Boys and Girls Club in Polson.

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Montana Woman Gets 15 Years for Son's Death in Hot CarBILLINGS — An eastern Montana woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of her 2-year-old son, who she left in her car after a night of drinking.

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Justice Dept. Files Landmark Antitrust Case Against GoogleWASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.

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Montana Lawmakers Reject Power Grab by Majority RepublicansHELENA — Montana lawmakers have rejected legislative rule changes that would have authorized majority leaders of the House and Senate to break tie votes in legislative interim committees, which are usually comprised of Democrats and Republicans in equal numbers.

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Bigfork Teen Will Join Inaugural Female Eagle Scout ClassFor the first time in history, hundreds of young women will become Eagle Scouts with the inaugural class of females, including Gabrielle Thorsen of Bigfork and potentially three others in Montana.

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706 new cases of COVID-19 in MontanaMontana state health officials report 24093 total cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, 252 people have died of the virus.

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We'll miss you, Gatch. Montana Wilderness AssociationJohn Gatchell is retiring after 35 years with MWA. No one's done more for Montana's wild places in that time.

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Montana Reported 706 New COVID-19 Cases, 61 New Cases in MissoulaAs of Tuesday morning, Montana has confirmed 24,093 positive COVID-19 cases. Montana's COVID-19 case tracking map shows 706 new confirmed cases.

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Montana reports 11 additional deaths, 706 new COVID-19 casesThere are now 8,999 active cases of the virus in the state.

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Montana COVID-19 case reportMontana state health officials are reporting 706 additional COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday morning.

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Stefani Hicswa Named Chancellor of Montana State University BillingsMontana Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian and Montana State University President Waded Cruzado announced the appointment this morning.

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Montana Toddler Died in Hot Car After Mom Attended Party, Then Overslept — and Mother Gets 20 YearsAuthorities said Ashley Howard left her son inside her vehicle for 14 hours — with the sun blazing for eight of those hours.

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Bullock schedules COVID-19 update press conference TuesdayMontana Gov. Steve Bullock has scheduled a press conference Tuesday to provide an update on COVID-19.

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6th COVID-19 death reported in Gallatin CountyThe person was a woman in her 90s who passed away on Oct. 16 at her residence in a long-term care facility following a hospitalization.

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Travel Tips That You Should ConsiderTraveling can be stressful at times. You need to plan ahead so that you do not forget anything and you also need to make sure you do not over pack.

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Traveling Essentials for Every WomenOn that note, we are going to share with you some of the traveling essentials that no woman should be without.

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Oct. 20, 202020, 2020 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

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Proponents, opponents sound off on City Council's flavored tobacco banThe Missoula City Council heard from business owners, pediatricians, teachers and others during a three-hour public hearing Monday night on a proposed ban of self-service displays and flavored tobacco in city limits and five miles beyond.

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Judge: Montana's BLM management plans are invalidA Great Falls federal judge ruled that Montana's BLM management plans, including the Missoula Office plan, are invalid because William Perry Pendley signed them without the authority to do so.

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Montana prepares vaccine distribution plan as COVID cases climbHealthcare providers already tight on hospital beds are bracing for an anticipated fall wave of COVID-19, with the number of cases and deaths climbing across Montana.

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Shared State Podcast — Ep. 8Certain perspectives on freedom and liberty are getting louder as Montana grapples with implementing public health measures as coronavirus spikes.

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Letters: Political divide closing on climate change, and you can helpJoyce Waterhouse writes, "There is still work to be done sharing information and urging action by the legislature."

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Letters: Will the real Steve Daines please stand up?Whitney Tawney writes, "Senator Steve Daines has repeatedly claimed to be a strong defender of Montana's public lands."

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Letters: Montana needs more than one party to ensure checks and balanceSue Orr writes, "People say they don't know Mike Cooney, well, you know what his opponent is about."

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Time to let fall go: It's about to get seriously cold in northcentral MontanaAccumulating snowfall from 2 to 6 inches is expected Wednesday through Thursday, with higher amounts in some locations.

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Montana judge invalidates decisions under removed chief of public land agencyA federal judge in Great Falls, Montana has invalidated three decisions that William Pendley issued during the more than 400 days he unlawfully led the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play 2020: MontanaThe Wilderness Club is No. 1 on the list of Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play 2020: Montana.

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Marxism or FreedomThis election you will decide if you wish to retain the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution or the principles of Marxism.

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Vote Daines to Protect Your Second Amendment RightsImagine an America with gun confiscation, rampant violence on the streets, and your right to self-defense deemed illegal.

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Health Care is ImportantSteve Bullock worked to pass and reauthorize Medicaid expansion in Montana, which expanded health care to more than 90,000 Montanans.

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Montana passenger rail commission grows to 10 counties; Tester eyes infrastructure billMISSOULA — The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority grew to 10 Montana counties on Tuesday in a growing effort to restore Amtrak service to the state's southern tier.

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Montana adds 706 COVID-19 cases, state total now 24,093Montana added 706 COVID-19 cases and added 11 deaths early Tuesday, pushing the total number of reports over the 24,000 mark to 24,093.

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Montana joins landmark antitrust case against GoogleWASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.

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Montana unemployment rate falls to 5.3%HELENA — Montana's unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in September after dropping from 5.6% in August.

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Montana woman gets 15 years for son's death in hot carAn eastern Montana woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of her 2-year-old son, who she left in her car after a night of drinking.

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Mask mandate? In a Montana town, it ‘puts us at odds with customers'One Montana block, two small businesses — and two different decisions about asking customers to wear masks.

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Wolf Point Bridge  Born out of TragedyOn a July trip to Montana, we traveled through the town of Wolf Point. At the Missouri River crossing between Roosevelt and McCone counties, we passed by a small park that led to the original Wolf Point Bridge.

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Shared State Episode 08: To Secure The Blessings Of LibertyMontana's mask mandate was put into effect for the health of everybody in the state, collectively.

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Hannah Montana's alternate ending: Disney Channel fans shocked to find key scene from 2011 finaleHannah Montana ran on the Disney Channel from 2006 until 2011 but some fans are only just discovering Hannah Montana's alternate ending.

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2020 Candidate Profile: Mike Cooney For GovernorThis week we're publishing profiles on both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor. MTPR's Shaylee Ragar brings us this look at Democrat Mike Cooney and his bid for Montana's executive office.

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New report says home prices outpacing income, including in MontanaA new report on the housing crisis in America shows that across 90 percent of the country, the increase in home prices over the past five years has outpaced income growth.

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Evening Newscast 10-19-20Evening Newscast for October 19, 2020.

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Legislature Rejects Rule Changes Proposed By RepublicansAn effort by Republican state lawmakers to change how the Montana Legislature operates has failed.

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Montana Coronavirus Closures, Restrictions And ExemptionsUpdated 10/19/20 While the state has seen a recent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases, Gov.

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Romano Criticizes Handling Of School Relief Funding But Offers No PlanMelissa Romano, the Democrat running for to lead Montana's K-12 public school system criticized the current school superintendent's handling of hundreds of.

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Romano Criticizes Handling Of School Relief Funding, But Offers No PlanMelissa Romano, the Democrat running for to lead Montana's K-12 public school system criticized the current school superintendent's handling of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds.

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Father pleads for help in finding daughter Kimberly Iron who left Montana home in SeptemberKimberly Iron, 21, left her Billings, Montana home on September 22, 2020, leaving her three children behind with their grandparents in Hardin, Montana.

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Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley campaigns for Daines in KalispellThe importance of voting was in the forefront as former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley campaigned for US Sen.

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New law will improve outreach to veterans and their mental health care optionsHELENA — This weekend President Trump signed into law landmark legislation that is designed to bolster the Department of Veteran Affairs' mental health workforce, improve rural access to mental health care and hold the VA accountable for its mental health care and suicide prevention efforts.

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Additional 14 inmates, 16 staff members contract COVID-19 at Montana State PrisonThe Montana Department of Corrections confirmed an additional 14 cases of COVID-19 among inmates at Montana State Prison and 16 cases among staff.

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Montana Wishesromance in MontanaMontana Wishes by Amy Vastine Along comes another romance as the Harrison girls get slowly pulled back to their biological Blackwell roots and their Montana cowboy origins.

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A Happiest Birthday PartyGetting very chilly out there with the possibility of snow on Thursday. Sounds about right...

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Mike Cooney: A life in politicsBut Cooney's family history is not all politics. In fact, his great-grandfather, Philip Poindexter, was a prominent rancher in the Beaverhead Valley, near Dillon, and had the first registered cattle brand in Montana.

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Montana candidates in the newsSteve Bullock, Steve Daines and more in MTFP's weekly roundup of statewide campaign coverage for the week of Oct.

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House Speaker Greg Hertz answers Listener Questions on TalkbackMontana Speaker of the House Greg Hertz appeared on the KGVO Talk Back Talk show on Monday, answering listeners' questions on various legislative and government issues.

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Leaf Collection Starts Monday, Nov. 2The City of Missoula will begin fall leaf pickup on Monday, Nov. 2, starting in the neighborhoods north of the Clark Fork River during the first week.

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2020 Candidate Interview: Troy Downing For State AuditorMontana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates. Troy Downing is the 2020 Republican.

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Montana federal prosecutor warns of dangers of pot legalization ahead of voteMontana's top federal prosecutor is urging voters to tread carefully before voting to legalize recreational marijuana, taking the unusual step of jumping into a political debate about a ballot initiative in the weeks before the election.

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2020 Candidate Profile: Greg Gianforte For GovernorThis week we're publishing profiles on both the Democrat and Republican candidates in the race.

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Sunday Conversation: Jolene Fuzesy Lloyd discusses records held in MontanaHELENA — Jolene Fuzesy Lloyd was deadly from 3-point range in both high school and during her time at Carroll College.

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Cooney racks up another $910K in campaign donationsHELENA — Democrat Mike Cooney said Monday his campaign for governor raised $910,000 from donors in the past month, pushing his total since May to $2.5 million - a likely record amount for a Montana gubernatorial candidate during that time period.

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Western Montana's PSC candidates debate energy regulation, climate changeWhile a number of issues separate western Montana's two candidates for the Public Service Commission, the largest division may lie in their views on clean energy and the state's transition to the energy future.

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More than 400 crashes reported over snowy weekendThe winter storm that blew into central Montana Friday created treacherous road conditions, leading to more than 400 crashes through the weekend.

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Covering coal's tracks?A federal coal advisory council that frequently advocates expanding coal production has illegally operated in secret during the Trump administration, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week in Great Falls by the Western Organization of Resource Councils.

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New Rule to Protect Lake Koocanusa from BC Mining Contaminant Clears Legislative HurdleA new water quality standard aimed at protecting Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenai River from Canadian mining contaminants cleared a major legislative hurdle last week, overcoming resistance from Lincoln County Republicans who said the state is attempting to “strong-arm” a British Columbia mining giant responsible for discharging...

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Political Practices Commissioner: Cooney Accepted Excess Campaign DonationHELENA — Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney accepted over-the-limit donations from the Democratic Governors Association, including the disputed cost of creating a website that neither the DGA nor Cooney reported as an in-kind donation to his campaign, Montana's commissioner of political practices found.

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With Pendley ousted, BLM decisions come under new scrutinyNow that a Montana federal judge has ousted 'acting' BLM Director William Perry Pendley, a slew of consequential land use decisions across the American West are coming under renewed scrutiny.

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Heavy COVID-19 outbreak at Northern Montana Care CenterThe Hill County Health Department, in a document given to the Havre Daily News said Northern Montana Care Center is in the middle an outbreak of COVID-19 with six of the 12 COVID-19-related deaths in Hill County being residents of the facility.

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4 Compelling Reasons to Get a Lizard as Your First PetLizards can make wonderful pets, it just depends on the species of lizard and the living situation.

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NOAA: Cold, snowy winter favored for Montana, northern U.S.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting winter in the northern United States will be cooler and wetter this year.

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Broadwater County requires masks in courthouse and Law Enforcement CenterThe Broadwater County Sheriff's Office has reported a positive Coronavirus case in the County courthouse and Law Enforcement Center complex.

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In Favor of the NHAJane Weber, Chair of Big Sky Country NHA, Inc., appeared on Voices of Montana to offer her side in support of a proposal to designate over 1.7 million acres in Montana as a National Heritage Area.

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I Hope My Students Remember What I Taught ThemAfter watching the "presidential" debate, I had the following thoughts: I adore children. I loved teaching them for 30 years.

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Vote the Republicans Out of OfficeWhen what's left of our democracy falls completely apart, we can fault Sen. Steve Daines, along with many of his fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

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The Last Best Place is On the BallotWith the most crucial Election Day in recent memory less than a month away, I encourage my fellow Montanans to cast their votes with the following questions in mind.

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Montana State quarterback battle still close after fall practices, scrimmageMontana State has three quarterbacks vying to be the starter who have won Division I games in their careers.

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Jim Jensen stepping down from MEICDuring 35 years as executive director of the Montana Environmental Information Center, Jim Jensen fought — and won — some of the state's most contentious battles.

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Former UN Ambassador Haley crisscrosses Montana for Republican candidates for Senate, governorHaley finished up in Great Falls where she painted a stark contrast in outcomes depending on which party is victorious Nov.

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Flathead community rallies behind Kila boy in critical careMaverick was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in May; a rare condition in which the body stops producing enough new blood cells.

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Double K Ranch receives grant funding to expand meat processing effortsThe ability to process meat has become a scarcity during the pandemic. Double K Ranch in Darby, Montana has received 150,000 dollars in grant money to help provide more meat processing capabilities in Montana.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters receives grant to continue Laurel mentoring programSibanye Stillwater awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County a $5,000 grant to support the Laurel school program, the nonprofit announced Friday.

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Saving lives one stop at a time: Mammography coach driver shares passion for her new jobFortunately for women across Montana, the St. Vincent Healthcare mobile mammography coach is available to play a part in detection.

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Downing, Morigeau compete in Montana State Auditor RaceRepublican businessman Troy Downing is running against Democratic lawyer and state legislator Shane Morigeau.

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Family fears woman last seen in September may now be in dangerKimberly Iron, 21, left her Billings, Montana home on September 22, 2020, leaving her three children behind with their grandparents in Hardin, Montana.

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COVID-19 in MontanaThere are 339 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,020 hospitalizations.

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Montana Reported 569 New COVID-19 Cases, 339 Active HospitalizationsAs of Monday morning, Montana has confirmed 23,390 positive COVID-19 cases. Montana's COVID-19 case tracking map shows 569 new confirmed cases.

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Montana reports 569 new COVID-19 casesThe cumulative total number of cases has reached 23,390 in Montana, and there have been 13,538 recoveries.

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Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus SurgeWESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didnt see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August.

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569 new cases of COVID-19 in MontanaMontana state health officials report 23390 total cases of COVID-19 for Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, 241 people have died of the virus.

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Missoula County to issue bonds to continue funding fairgrounds improvements ~ Missoula CurrentWith a golden credit rating, and after waiting for the right timing, Missoula County has approved the parameters of a limited obligation bond to help fund Phase 1 improvements at the fairgrounds, where work continues to unfold.

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Safety tips to prepare your car for winter drivingAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, planning and preventative maintenance is key when it comes to winter driving.

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35 Reasons Your Friends Might Not Know They Should Come Out to Vote Against Matt RosendaleMaybe your friend who is a nurse doesn't have time between his shifts at the ER and his second gig to pay for his mortgage to follow politics as closely as he'd like.

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Montana federal prosecutor warns of dangers of pot legalization ahead of voteIn an op-ed published in several newspapers in recent days and posted on the Justice Department's website on Monday, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme told voters they should "review in detail" a pair of ballot initiatives that would legalize cannabis for adults ages 21 and older, warning that marijuana is addictive, could lead to more traffic accidents...

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Nine years old!Kenley is nine years old today! Our birthday interview! What is your name? Kenley How old are you?

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How Salesforce Works and Why Your Company Needs ItWhen it comes to finding the right Customer Relationship Management system for your business, you want to find one that will integrate with both your sales and customer service teams.

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Biden, Trump lawyer up in anticipation of contested electionBoth sides are lawyering up in anticipation of a contested election that may hinge on court decisions determining the legitimacy of mail-in ballots or whether certain state restrictions are constitutionally viable.

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Exploring Western Montana's Bob Marshall WildernessThere’s getting away, and then there’s getting away from it all. In Montana, when we want to really go remote, we head to a little place we like to call “The Bob.” The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex isn’t little at all, though.

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Pair of measures would legalize marijuana in MontanaMarijuana is back on the ballot — the third time in the last five election cycles — but this year Montanans will decide for the first time whether to follow other states like Colorado and Washington in legalizing use for all adults.

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After Missoula, ballot measure would restrict local government gun lawsSo, here’s the question: How much power should local governments have to regulate firearms or prevent their possession by felons, minors, undocumented immigrants or people judged mentally incompetent?

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Initiative seeks to 'clean up' rules around ballot accessOver the past few elections, Montanans have voted to change the rules around medical marijuana, sought to impose a crime victim's bill of rights and changed how absentee ballots can be collected.

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Harmon's Histories: Harnois Theater was the pride of Missoula and albeit brieflyIt was Charles Harnois' vision to bring back the days of the grand opera house, attracting major acts and major audiences - and in 1908, he received the backing of the Missoula Chamber of Commerce.

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Montana Viewpoint: An honest politicianJim Elliott writes, "Instead of believing the tripe coming out of our mailbox, web pages, and finally, ears, we need to turn the coin over."

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Schreiner: Our kids deserve better than a governor who doesn't believe in scienceCasey and Theresa Schreiner write, "Like many of you, we've been having conversations around the dinner table with our boys about the upcoming election, and what it means for their future."

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Voices: Take a closer look at LR130 before you vote to subvert your rightsLarry Finch writes, "Today, people are being killed at demonstrations by gun-toting radicals. It happened in Portland, Oregon and in Kenosha, Wisconsin; notably, in the first case by a leftist radical and in the second case by a rightist radical."

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Voices: Pending SupCo decision on ACA could leave Montanans without healthcareBut if this lawsuit is successful, it will have disastrous consequences for our state. Not only would it end healthcare coverage for 90,000 Montanans, it would deny protections for those with pre-existing conditions, raise healthcare costs on seniors, and close our rural hospitals.

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