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Mark Mariano does daily waterfowl observations rounds at the Berkeley Pit during migration season. October 2018.
Nora Saks / MTPR

The Trump administration moved forward Friday with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species, despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result.

Sen. Steve Daines at President Trump's rally at Missoula International Airport. Oct. 18, 2018.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

President Donald Trump is planning to campaign in Montana in support of Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines’ reelection bid, according to his Friday tweets.

Black Butte Copper Project, project facilities site plan.
Montana DEQ

Conservation groups want a Montana court to cancel the approval of the long-disputed Black Butte copper mine, saying it would pollute a tributary of the Smith River, one of the state's most popular recreational rivers.

Montana's April 2020 unemployment by county (accessed May 28)
Courtesy Montana Department of Labor and Industry

Applications for unemployment benefits in Montana have declined — but are still much higher than normal — as the state continued to lift closures designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, officials said Thursday.

Montana Candidates Look Forward To Campaigning In Person

Jun 3, 2020

Montana candidates advancing to the general election are looking forward to the time when they can get back on the campaign trail. The primary election, ramped up while the state was under directives designed to help prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, had them reliant on phone calls to reach voters.

A file photo of a tour bus entering Yellowstone Park from the West Yellowstone entrance.
Yellowstone National Park (PD)

Montana's three Yellowstone National Park entrances have opened after they were closed two months ago to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a challenge to a Montana law on spending disclosure for political ads within 60 days of elections, eliciting praise from Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

Aerial view of Deer Lodge, Montana.
Sam Beebe (CC-BY-2) / https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9094066

A search for a Montana State Prison inmate who escaped from the prison’s work reentry center over the weekend continued Monday.

Oil well.
(PD)

Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands.

Three orphaned grizzly cubs found near Dupuyer are set to move to an Arizona zoo after spending six weeks in Helena.
Corie Rice / Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

A trio of grizzly bear cubs whose mother was killed after attacking a hiker in Montana have a new home at a zoo in Arizona, state and federal wildlife officials said.

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