Montana Public Radio

Corin Cates-Carney

Capitol Reporter

Corin Cates-Carney is MTPR's news director. He was formerly the Capitol Bureau reporter, and before that, MTPR's Flathead area reporter.

Corin has worked for NPR, and is a UM Journalism School Graduate.

Contact Corin Cates-Carney:
Email: corin.cates-carney@mtpr.org
Mobile: 253-495-5193
Office:  406-243-4075

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Melissa Romano is the 2020 Democratic candidate for superintendent of public instruction.
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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Melissa Romano is the 2020 Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Romano is a school teacher making her second run for the office. She spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Elsie Arntzen is the 2020 Republican candidate for superintendent of public instruction.
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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Elsie Arntzen is the 2020 Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Arntzen is also the current Superintendent. She spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Raph Graybill is the 2020 Democratic Candidate for Attorney General
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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Raph Graybill is the 2020 Democratic candidate for Attorney General. Graybill is the current chief counsel to Gov. Steve Bullock. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney about how advocacy plays into the role of the state’s top legal officer, investing in “just reinvestment,” and depolarizing the board that manages state trust lands.

Austin Knudsen is the 2020 Republican candidate for attorney general.
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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Austin Knudsen is the 2020 Republican candidate for Attorney General. Knudsen is currently the county attorney for Roosevelt County. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney about his plans to shift funds from Helena to local law enforcement, being tough on drugs and violent crime, and maximizing the return on state trust lands.

Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Bryce Bennett is the 2020 Democratic candidate for secretary of state. Bennett is currently a state senator and former state representative from Missoula. He shared his views on automatic and online voter registration, the secretary of state’s role as an advocate against dark money in politics and his plans for a statewide business council with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates Carney.

Christi Jacobsen is the 2020 Republican candidate for secretary of state.
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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Christi Jacobsen is the 2020 Republican candidate for secretary of state. Jacobsen is currently the deputy Secretary of State, with a previous career in the private telecom industry. She shared her plan for strengthening election security, support of a voter ID law and promises not to raise business filing fees with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates Carney.

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Well over a month into the school year, some public school districts are making decisions about whether they should move toward more in-person education, while those that are dealing with outbreaks are temporarily shutting their doors. Montana Public Radio’s Aaron Bolton is here to talk about how districts are making these decisions.

On Tuesday night the candidates for governor Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Mike Cooney faced off in a debate on MontanaPBS. To make sense of what the candidates said, students and professors at the University of Montana school of journalism looked into the major claims and researched the context.
Professor Lee Banville spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney about the highlights.

Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Steve Daines met in their second debate in their race for the U.S. Senate earlier this week. Students and professors at the university of Montana school of Journalism did some fact checking for the debate, which was hosted by MontanaPBS. Professor Dennis Swibold helped lead that effort. He shares some of the highlights with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Air Quality is listed as “Moderate” and “Good” across western Montana this afternoon. That’s according to the Department of Environmental Quality. Smoke continues to blow into the state from massive wildfires burning in California. Fires burning in Idaho and Montana are also adding to the haze, according to modeling on the AIRPACT Map from Washington State University.

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