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Maxine Speier

Reporter

Maxine is a UM Journalism School graduate student working on Montana news for MTPR.

Montana Senator Jon Tester.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Montana Senator Jon Tester is blaming Republican leaders in Congress for failing to schedule a vote on the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF, before it expires on Sunday.

Solenex Well Site, Badger-Two-Medicine
Corin Cates-Carney / MTPR

A federal judge has reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some Native American tribes.

State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen and 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year Dylan Huisken at Bonner Middle School on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Montana Office of Public Instruction

A middle school teacher from Bonner has been named the 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year.

Montana’s Public School Superintendent Elsie Arntzen visited Bonner Thursday to announce that social studies teacher Dylan Huisken had been selected to represent Montana in the National Teacher of the Year program next year.

Refugee Welcoming Week 2018 calendar of events.
Soft Landing Missoula

A week-long cultural celebration of Missoula’s refugee community kicks off Friday at Imagine Nation Brewing.

Mary Poole, the executive director of the Missoula non-profit Soft Landing, says "Welcoming Week is a national week of events to celebrate refugees and immigrants in our communities and to bring them together with other folks in the community."

Covellite Theatre
CIFF

The third annual Covellite International Film Festival kicks off Wednesday. It runs through Sunday and brings independent filmmakers from all over the world to Montana.

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