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Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams will host roundtable discussions this month on social security, Medicare, and health care.  

The events are similar to the roundtable Williams held last month on wilderness study areas, and will allow for public comments and questions.

Women who attended an informational session about the Women's Giving Circle in June stand together for a group photo.
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A Missoula women’s group formed in June is offering a $10,000 grant to Missoula non-profits that focus on improving the lives of women and children.

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Senator Jon Tester says he hasn’t yet decided on whether he’ll vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"Before I make a final decision on Judge Kavanaugh, however, I’ll need to look at him face to face, read his body language, ask him tough questions on behalf of Montana," Tester says.

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Pieces of the state budget that fell apart over the last year and a half are starting to get put back together. Last week, Governor Steve Bullock released a plan that outlined $45 million in budget restorations now that the state has collected more revenue than was forecast last year.

Most of the restorations are going to the state health department, which took the biggest budget cuts in January and reduced services for the poor, elderly and disabled.

Wednesday a joint U.S. House and Senate committee began a potentially week-long process of reconciling two versions of the Farm Bill. The current bill expires at the end of this month.

Small farm owners in the Flathead Valley worry one version could severely impact SNAP benefits in Montana.

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