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Sen. Jon Tester
U.S. Senate

Montana’s senior Senator says Americans deserve to see special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report to make up their own minds.

While Mueller’s report found President Donald Trump’s campaign did not collude with the Russian government, Attorney General Bill Barr made headlines asserting there isn’t sufficient evidence Trump obstructed justice.

Indian Health Service logo.
Indian Health Service / IHS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is creating a task force to investigate how an Indian Health Service doctor was able to sexually assault children in his care.

Senator Jon Tester.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Nationwide, military veterans commit suicide at the rate of 17 a day, and despite many efforts to bring it down, the rate has remained constant for years.

On Wednesday, Montana Sen. Jon Tester has introduced a bill aimed at making an impact, by containing numerous directives for the U.S. Veterans Administration.

President Donald Trump speaks in Billings, MT, Sep. 6 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army staff sergeant killed in Iraq while trying to subdue a suicide bomber will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for battlefield valor.

President Donald Trump will present the medal to Travis Atkins's son, Trevor, and other family members at a White House ceremony on March 27.

Montana’s U.S. Senators are on opposite sides of a resolution that would condemn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over border security. The House passed that resolution today.

Montana’s Republican Representative Greg Gianforte called it a, “show vote,” and said, “Our country faces a humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border.”

Hans McPherson at his ranch in the Bitterroot Valley.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

A new federal rule that would roll back Clean Water Act protections across the country opened for public comment last week. If finalized, the rule would abandon enhanced protections the Obama administration proposed for a large portion of Montana’s stream mileage and wetlands.

L to R, Butte Superfund Activist Fritz Dailey, US Senator Steve Daines and Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler at the confluence of Blacktail and Silver Bow Creeks in Butte, September 7, 2018.
Eric Whitney / Montana Public Radio

With no deal yet signed to avert another partial government shutdown, progress on Montana’s Superfund cleanup sites is again in jeopardy. MTPR's Nora Saks spoke with a former senior official at the Environmental Protection Agency to understand what kind of impacts another shutdown could have in Montana.

U.S. Capitol illustration.
Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

Watch Live: State of the Union Address
State of the Union live annotation

Live Annotation: 2019 State Of The Union

Feb 5, 2019
Podium illustration.
Meg Kelly / NPR

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis.

Watch Live: State of the Union Address
Democratic response live annotation

Watch Live: 2019 State Of The Union Address

Feb 5, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks in Billings, MT, Sep. 6 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

State of the Union live annotation
Democratic response live annotation

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