Montana News

Constitution
11:37 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Scholar argues the Constitution is a “living document”

Constitutional scholar Melvin Urofsky
Credit Columbia College

Constitutional law scholar Melvin Urofsky  is in Missoula to deliver the Constitution Day lecture at the University of Montana.

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Education
3:37 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Helena alternative high school students combine science, English studies with wilderness survival

Students and teachers in the Project for Alternative Learning's 'Primitive Elements' class twist together a rope made of grass Thursday near Cardwell
Dan Boyce

Tug of War.

Boys vs. Girls.

A rope made of grass.

That was the scene Thursday afternoon on a 21-acre parcel of riparian land near the town of Cardwell.

About a dozen teenagers at Helena’s alternative high school have been spending four hours of almost every school day outside, combining wilderness survival skills with elements of their science and English studies.

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Justice O'Connor
5:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

First woman on U.S. Supreme Court honored today at UM

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor addressing crowd at the University of Montana
Credit Sally Mauk

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor  received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Montana today.

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Indian Country
9:15 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Ft. Belknap's relocated Yellowstone bison herd worries adjacent landowners

Rancher Leta Calvin's land runs adjacent to Ft. Belknap's herd of Genetically Pure Yellowstone Bison. She worries about perceptions of brucellosis.
Dan Boyce

A small herd of genetically pure Yellowstone National Park bison transported to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation late last month are creating tension between the tribes and landowners adjacent to the animals’ enclosure.

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9/11 reporter
4:23 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

New York reporter remembers the chaos of covering the 9/11 attack

WNYC reporter Beth Fertig
Credit WNYC Radio

The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is of course most meaningful to the survivors of those who perished.

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Glacier National Park
10:49 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Glacier Park's new leader on budgets, community, and climate change

Superintendent Jeff Mow in November 2012 while working at Denali National Park.
Credit NPS Photo / Jay Elhard

Glacier National Park’s new leader says the Park is facing many challenges, and opportunities. New Superintendent Jeff Mow is heading south, to Glacier National Park after more than 20-years working in Alaska.

“I have actually had the northern-most duty station in the National Park Service which is in the small Eskimo village of Anaktuvuk Pass in the Brooks Range, I lived there for a couple years. So, anything is moving south in the National Park Service,” Mow said.

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Events
5:43 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Toiletries, produce among items requested on National Day of Service

Americorps VISTA volunteer Jessi Sheava holds up some items donated to Helena's 'Great Roll Out' toiletry drive
Credit Dan Boyce

    

Why would a group of young people  be collecting toiletries for the National Day of Service?

Well, the items collected by the Americorps VISTA volunteers go to veterans. VISTA volunteer Jessi Sheava sayssaid for vets going through hard times, some staying at the local homeless shelter, toiletries like toothpaste and shampoo may be luxury items.

"A lot of veterans here in Helena are looking for jobs, are eager to find work and the basics are needed to help them in their everyday life," she said.

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College Grads
10:34 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Are colleges teaching students to do what they’re best at?

Executive Director of Gallup Education, Brandon Busteed
Credit World Affairs Council

Many college graduates have jobs that have nothing to do with their degree - and many are not happy with the jobs they do have.

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Wolf Hunting
5:33 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Wolf Hunt Sabotage manual continues to stir controversy on both sides of wolf debate

An environmental group called Earth First! is distributing a manual on how to sabotage the upcoming wolf hunting season.

It lays out steps for disrupting wolf hunts through methods such as smoke bombs and air horns as well as steps for destroying wolf traps.

The guide, released last month, continues to generate controversy.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with people on both sides of the trapping debate who disapprove of the manual—for different reasons.

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Commerce Secy
11:17 am
Mon September 9, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Commerce tours Missoula store

Liquid Planet owner Scott Billadeau giving Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker a tour of his store
Sally Mauk

She's ranked number 271 on the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

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