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Political Mailers Causing Confusion For Montana Absentee Voters

Up to 90,000 Montanans have been getting mail this week from a political group backing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, encouraging voters to register for absentee ballots.

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Threshold S02 Episode Three: Impermafrost

All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there -- plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. What happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time? And what does that have to do with climate change?

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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Matt Rosendale poses with Vice President Mike Pence at a rally in Bozeman.
Matt Rosendale Campaign Twitter Feed

In his visit to Bozeman today, Vice President Mike Pence criticized Montana’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester for announcing his opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before an FBI investigation into the judge is completed.

The Bitterroot National Forest Tuesday re-opened the objection period for mountain bikes in wilderness study areas, following a court order to do so.

A handful of backcountry mountain bike, snowmobile and off-roading advocate groups filed a lawsuit challenging the Bitterroot Travel Plan.

The final plan closed roughly 62 miles of trails to mountain bikes in the Sapphire and Blue Joint Wilderness Study Areas that weren’t part of the initial draft plan, and therefore were not subject to public comment. The Forest’s 2016 travel plan remains in place.

Matt Rosendale at the Republican Senate primary debate in Helena, April 26, 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney

A piece of the Trump administration’s attack on Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, takes effect this week, and Matt Rosendale, Montana’s insurance commissioner, who’s running to defeat Senator Jon Tester in November is really happy about that.

Wheat
Flickr user, Keith Ewing

Montana grain producers seem cautiously optimistic about the revamped North American Trade Deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Bees and wasps are easily irritable in September.
Pixabay, public domain.

Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with health tips for kids about: September bee and wasp stings. Ouch!


L to R, Libertarian Elinor Swanson, Democrat Kathleen Williams and Republican Greg Gianforte
MTN News/Yellowstone Public Radio

The candidates in the race for Montana’s U.S. House seat met this weekend for the first of two debates before election day.

It was a chance for the Libertarian and Democratic challengers to try and chip away at incumbent Republican Greg Gianforte, who had the most to lose going into the candidates’ in-person faceoff.

On a closed TV set at Montana Television Network in Helena, Gianforte along with challengers Democrat Kathleen Williams, and Libertarian Elinor Swanson took turns answering questions from MTN and Yellowstone Public Radio journalists.

State Auditor Matt Rosendale, Republican, left, and Senator Jon Tester, Democrat, right.
Montana PBS

In the first of two televised debates Saturday night, Democratic Senator Jon Tester and his Republican challenger, State Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale clashed over campaign contributions, health care and Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme court nomination.

The event was broadcast live by Montana PBS from a closed set in Missoula.

A Brioche Tart So Good, It Made Julia Child Cry

Sep 30, 2018
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It's good to be a Food Guy, especially when you're Jon Jackson showing up in the kitchen of fellow Food Guy, Greg Patent. As Jon puts it:  "Quite often, he has something on hand he wants me to try." Recently, that something was Nancy Silverton's brioche tart with white secret sauce.

Sally Mauk: Welcome to Campaign Beat, our weekly political analysis program. I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana Political Science Professor Rob Saldin and Veteran Capitol Reporter Chuck Johnson.

Ads from Montanans Against Tax Hikes and Healthy Montana about I-185.
Montana Public Radio


I-185, the state ballot measure that would raise tobacco taxes in order to continue Montana’s Medicaid expansion, has state lawmakers from both parties concerned. 

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