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Newscast 08-01-2013

Aug 1, 2013

Much needed moisture gives firefighters a welcome break. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us on a tour of a major hydroelectric project now operating near Great Falls. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the co-founders of a project to help educate people about those who are born with ambiguous gender traits.

Newscast 07-31-2013

Jul 31, 2013

Weather forecasters say substantial rain is on the way -- offering at least some temporary relief for firefighters. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has an update on this season's firefighting costs so far. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the CEO of a tribal company in the process of buying Kerr Dam.

Newscast 07-30-2013

Jul 30, 2013

Firefighters gain ground on area fires. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us why the Flathead is not getting as many fires as the rest of western Montana. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why an owner of several Great Falls casinos thinks his new smoking rooms comply with the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with a rodeo athlete trying to get tobacco out of her sport.

Newscast 07-29-2013

Jul 29, 2013

Firefighters try to make gains on several large fires and hope for help from the weather. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why the state attorney general doesn't think the Associated Press should be given information about who in Montana has a concealed weapons permit. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with author Natalie Brown about her debut novel "The Lovebird."

Newscast 07-26-2013

Jul 26, 2013

The University of Montana football program is penalized for violating NCAA rules. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce takes us to the pets and dolls parade in Great Falls. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a former corrections counselor about the war on drugs.

Newscast 07/25/2013

Jul 25, 2013

A new wildfire ignites just West of Missoula in the Frenchtown area prompting evacuations and a major fire agency response.  Reporter Katrin Frye tells us that the Forest Service is looking to its roads to increase efficiency in the face of ever-shrinking budgets. And in our feature interview News Director Sally Mauk talks with Carlee Soto about her sister who was one of the 26 teachers and students massacred at Sandy Hook elementary school.

Newscast 07-24-2013

Jul 24, 2013

A proposed new port terminal on the Washington coast has sharpened the debate over coal development in Montana. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us why a state senator went out of state to get married. And in our feature interview,  Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a federal official about the future of the food stamp program.

Newscast 07-23-2013

Jul 23, 2013

Gun control supporters rally in Helena. We'll also have an update on the West Mullan Fire burning near Superior. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with University of Montana astrophysicist Nate McCrady about the search for life on other planets.

Newscast 07-22-2013

Jul 22, 2013

Fire danger goes to very high and extreme in western Montana, as new fires break out. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the state's efforts to clear up confusion about the Affordable Care Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with some of the actors in the new film "Winter in the Blood," including lead actor Chaske Spencer, about the film's authentic portrayal of Native Americans.

Newscast 07-19-2013

Jul 19, 2013

Firefighters continue to gain ground on the large fire near Superior. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about a new two million dollar grant to help Montana college students become entrepreneurs. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the winner of this year's Aldo Leopold award, wildlife scientist Dr. Joel Berger.

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