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Montanans cast their vote in elections statewide yesterday for school board representatives and levies.

Five school districts in the Flathead Valley are asking voters to approve school levies. Voters have until the end of Tuesday, May 8 to vote on them.
Nicky Ouellet

Five school districts in the Flathead Valley are asking voters to approve school levies. Voters have until the end of Tuesday, May 8 to vote on them. They’re largely a response to state budget cuts enacted by the legislature last year.

Photos from artist Kylin O'Brien's Scream Room art installation.
Kylin O'Brien

Artist Kylin O’Brien wants you to scream.

"People really do need to get out some pent up emotion. And screaming is really effective. Sound waves can carry so much energy, and they're so potent," O'Brien says.

O’Brien recently debuted her interactive art installation, called The Scream Room, in Brooklyn, New York, and she’s bringing it to the Flathead Valley this week at the request of a Kalispell friend who wants to see more contemporary and inclusive art in the Valley.

George Wilcoxen at his sentencing in January
Nicky Ouellet

A Bigfork man convicted of felony sexual assault on a minor in January has been allowed to withdraw the plea he gave at that time. He’s now scheduled to go back to court for a jury trial later this year.

George Wilcoxen submitted an Alford plea in January to the 2013 sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl. An Alford plea allowed him to maintain his innocence while acknowledging that the prosecution likely had enough evidence for a jury to convict him.

Students at Glacier High School in Kalispell, MT memorialized the Parkland shooting victims on March 14, 2018 by placing 17 empty chairs outside, one for each of the victims.
Nicky Ouellet

Students across Montana joined the nationwide school walkout today on the one month anniversary the Florida school shooting. Nicky Ouellet reports from the Flathead Valley, Corin Cates-Carney reports from Helena, and Edward O'Brien reports from Missoula.

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