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Beau Baker

Reporter, Host & Audio Producer/Engineer

Beau is UM School of Journalism reporter. He reads the news on Montana Public Radio two nights a week.

He also runs the board for Morning Edition on weekdays and serves as producer and engineer for the MTPR program "Campaign Beat."

On Tuesday night controversial right-wing speaker Mike Adams gave a lecture at the University of Montana.

Adams, a professor of criminal justice at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, was brought to Missoula by a conservative donor to UM’s School of Journalism. Maria Cole supports the Jeff Cole Distinguished Lecture Series, named for her late husband, who was a journalist.

A 19-year-old Broadwater County detention officer was killed in a head-on collision between his pickup truck and a tractor trailer on Interstate 90 about 40 miles east of Missoula.

Two people were found dead after a house fire near the southern Montana town of Emigrant. A western Montana school district is asking that a federal lawsuit be thrown out, saying district officials did not know about many allegations that a student was being sexually harassed by a music teacher.

A Montana man was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in federal prison for his participation in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

USGS

State budget cuts mean that ranchers, recreation businesses and conservationists who rely on accurate information about water in Montana are facing new challenges.

Yellowstone River, MT
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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is praising a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows legal challenges to the Obama Administration's Waters of the United States, or WOTUS - rule to continue.

A baby clutches a parent's finger.
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The Montana Department of Health launched a new program today aimed at reducing child deaths, along with abuse and neglect among vulnerable families. The First Years Initiative will provide services and resources to new mothers and their children. It’s funded through a federal grant and will be rolled out in stages.

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