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A screen shot of a recent political text message sent to phones in Montana
Corin Cates-Carney

Political Texts Test Montana Campaign Practices Laws

Fifty-six thousand Montanans recently got a text from the political committee supporting ballot issue I-186, which would tighten regulations on the mining industry. The group that sent out those messages said they were not "robo-texts," although a messaging app helped send them out.

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President Trump and U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale at a campaign rally in Missoula, MT, Oct. 18, 2018.
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Photos Of President Trump's Missoula Rally And 'Love Trumps Hate'

Thousands of people turned out for a campaign rally featuring President Trump, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte in Missoula Oct. 18, 2018. At the same time, a "Love Trumps Hate" rally was happening across town where organizers registered people to vote, marched to the polls, danced and rallied in opposition to the president.

Check out some pictures from each rally here.

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'Field Notes:' What Determines When Leaves Fall?

Every autumn, deciduous trees and shrubs shed their leaves. In some years, leaves are shed earlier than in others. Why does this happen? What determines when leaves fall?

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Montana’s hunting season opened this weekend with low success rates across the state, especially in west-central areas, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

FWP checkpoint stations near Bonner and Darby recorded the lowest combined totals of elk and deer harvests on an opening weekend since 1999.

Land and Water Conservation Fund.
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In Missoula Friday, Montana’s Republican U.S. Senator, Steve Daines, said Senate leadership has committed to, “Put some kind of a package together of bills, public lands bills and conservation bills that we hope to move during the lame duck session. We’ll be back in session in the U.S. Senate on November 13 and we’ll have between then and the end of the year — which will be really the end of this Congress — to put something together.”

Montana Cities Bid For USDA Office Relocation

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Missoula Economic Partnership is among three Montana organizations that have expressed interest in housing the relocated facilities for two United States Department of Agriculture research centers.

Visualized: The Incumbent Fundraising Advantage In Montana’s Congressional Races

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With Montana’s 2018 campaign season into its final month, Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Greg Gianforte, the two incumbents in the midterm election, have charted clear fundraising advantages over their respective challengers, State Auditor Matt Rosendale and former state legislator Kathleen Williams.

A screen shot of a recent political text message sent to phones in Montana
Corin Cates-Carney

Fifty-six thousand Montanans recently got a text from the political committee supporting ballot issue I-186, which would tighten regulations on the mining industry. The group that sent out those messages said they were not "robo-texts," although a messaging app helped send them out.

Photo courtesy of the Headwaters Foundation Facebook page.

A new nonprofit foundation in Montana is on track to give away $2.5 million by the end of 2018, its first year of grantmaking.

Pimples can appear anywhere on the body.
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Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with health tips for kids about: pimples. 

'Field Notes:' What Determines When Leaves Fall?

Oct 21, 2018
Fall leaves.
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Every autumn, deciduous trees and shrubs shed their leaves. In some years, leaves are shed earlier than in others. Why does this happen? What determines when leaves fall?

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Nancy Silverton's recipe for sourdough bagels comes from her classic book, Breads From The La Brea Bakery. Food Guy and "Baking Wizard" Greg Patent doesn't rely on Silverton's beloved recipe to satisfy just his summertime bagel-baking jones. He even uses a sourdough starter begun years ago following Silverton's in-depth instructions. 

President Donald Trump is sticking by remarks he made during last night’s campaign rally in Missoula praising Congressman Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter last year.

“Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy," Trump said. 

This earned Trump criticism amid international furor over the apparent assassination of a Washington Post columnist inside a Saudi Consultant in Istanbul two weeks ago.

A reporter asked Trump today if he regretted making those remarks in light of that allegation. In this audio clip courtesy of MSNBC Trump said:

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