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Kevin Trevellyan

Kevin is a UM Journalism graduate student and reporter for MTPR.

A sign from a Jan. 9, 2019 missing and murdered Indigenous women vigil in Missoula.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

Proponents of a proposed Montana bill meant to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women said Monday they now believe that it has been amended to become toothless.

As originally drafted, Hanna’s Act would have directed the state Department of Justice to hire a missing persons specialist to coordinate with local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement on cases. The idea being to improve response times by smoothing over jurisdictional issues.

Senate Bill 160 would allow current and former professional firefighters to file workers' comp claims for conditions they’re more likely to catch because of work, including several types of cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
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A bill that would expand workers’ compensation for firefighters to include chronic diseases continues to make progress in the Montana Legislature, but not everyone thinks it will improve the system.

An informational sign at the entrance of the National Bison Range near Moiese, MT.
Josh Burnham

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) have told Montana’s congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of Interior that it wants management of the National Bison Range restored to the tribes.

Under the proposal, tribal leaders would continue to prioritize bison conservation at the 19,000-acre refuge near Charlo, which the federal government would own in a trust.

Hellgate High students will join in the Youth Climate Strike, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of students outside their classrooms this week in protest of environmental inaction.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

Count Missoula among the cities to be represented in the Youth Climate Strike, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of students outside their classrooms this week in protest of environmental inaction.

Seventeen-year-old Hellgate High School senior Wren Cilimburg has been planning her school’s strike with other members of its environmental club.

Hole-in-the-Wall backcountry campground in Glacier National Park.
David Restivo - National Parks Service (PD)

Glacier National Park managers are implementing new lottery-based backcountry camping reservations intended to preserve the park’s overloaded internet system and campers’ chances at getting sites.

The new system will collect all campsite reservation requests placed opening day, this Friday, and process them in a randomly sequenced order.

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