Montana News

Forest Poll
1:04 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Poll shows Americans love their forests – and are willing to pay for them

Blodgett Canyon trail, Bitterroot National Forest
Credit Sally Mauk

Americans love their national forests.

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Climate change
1:30 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Environmental law expert says climate change era demands we adapt or die

Clark Fork River in Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

One of the resources most directly impacted by climate change is water.

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Climate Report
10:38 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Climate scientist says new report should, but likely won’t, spur Congress to act on climate change

University of Montana Regents Professor of Ecology, Dr. Steve Running
Credit Dan Boyce

The first comprehensive report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 2007 will be released this week

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Steve Daines
2:16 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Congressman Daines wants to cut timber--and food benefits

Republican Congressman Steve Daines

Montana’s Congressman Steve Daines is touting a bill he is cosponsoring which would increase logging on national forest lands.

The Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act passed the U.S. House last Friday.

Supporters say the bill would boost local economies near forest land and help lower the risk of catastrophic wildfires like those seen near Yosemite National Park this summer.

But, the bill faces some stiff opposition, including from the Obama Administration.

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Steve Daines
9:29 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Daines defends cuts to SNAP benefits, MT food banks worry

A bill to cut the federal food stamp program, now called SNAP, by $4 billion annually for the next decade is heading over to the U.S. Senate.

The Republican-led U.S. House passed the SNAP cuts last week, over opposition from Democrats.

The proposed cuts could seriously impact local food banks in Montana. Executive Director of the Great Falls Community Food Bank David Abbott said currently about 10,000 people in Cascade County do not know where their next meal is coming from.

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Law expert/Syria
10:53 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Expert says U.S. right to threaten military intervention in Syria

International law expert Ved Nanda
Credit University of Denver

International law expert Ved Nanda  says the U.S. cannot isolate itself from the rest of the world without risking its own security.

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2013 Legislature
1:19 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

MT Developmental Center reorganizing after 10-percent budget cut

The entrance to the Montana Developmental Center grounds in Boulder.
Credit Dan Boyce

The Montana Developmental Center (MDC) in Boulder is trimming about ten percent from its budget following cuts handed down by the state legislature.

The facility provides treatment to people with developmental disabilities whose aggressive behavior has led the courts to determine they pose a risk to themselves or others. Those in charge at MDC say they are working to make the $1.5 million in annual cuts without compromising safety or standard of care.

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Dress for Success
9:40 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Do clothes make the woman?

Dress for Success Missoula

The national organization "Dress for Success" says it's helped hundreds of thousands of economically disadvantaged women from around the world in their job searches.

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Hunger in Montana
9:18 am
Thu September 19, 2013

20 percent of Montana’s kids aren’t getting enough to eat

Logo for upcoming summit on childhood hunger

One in five Montana kids is going hungry.

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Ambassador Stephens
10:22 am
Wed September 18, 2013

First female ambassador to South Korea hoping to spend more time in Montana

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens

The first female ambassador to South Korea is retiring from the U.S. Foreign Service after 35 years.

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