Edward O'Brien http://mtpr.net en Justice officials meet to address impacts of violence on Native children http://mtpr.net/post/justice-officials-meet-address-impacts-violence-native-children <p>A federal Department of Justice advisory committee studying issues related to children's' exposure to violence in Native American or Alaska Native communities is meeting this week in Florida.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Montana U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter is there to share details about a pilot project taking place among the Chippewa Cree Tribe on Eastern Montana's Rocky Boy Reservation.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:37:59 +0000 Edward O'Brien 17726 at http://mtpr.net Justice officials meet to address impacts of violence on Native children Child abuse presents profound immediate and long-term problems http://mtpr.net/post/child-abuse-presents-profound-immediate-and-long-term-problems <p>April is National Child Abuse Prevention month - an unfortunate reminder that child abuse - in all its forms - continues to be a persistent problem.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:03:24 +0000 Edward O'Brien 17684 at http://mtpr.net Child abuse presents profound immediate and long-term problems Bears starting to - or soon will - emerge from winter dens http://mtpr.net/post/bears-starting-or-soon-will-emerge-winter-dens <p>Springtime in Montana brings with it a few certainties: For one, it's gong to be muddy. It's also going to be warm and beautiful one day, then snowy and cold the next.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It also means bears are starting to wake up and will soon be lumbering out of their dens.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:16:14 +0000 Edward O'Brien 17147 at http://mtpr.net Bears starting to - or soon will - emerge from winter dens The Science and Art of Anesthesiology http://mtpr.net/post/science-and-art-anesthesiology <p>And now for a brief look at a profession few of us may regularly think about until we have to; but when that time comes, it's suddenly one of the most important things in the world.This is about anesthesiology. When you're scheduled to undergo any number of medical procedures that - without pain-killing/numbing drugs - could induce anything from minor discomfort to unimaginable pain, you want a skilled anesthesiologist in your corner.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Cristi Sullivan is a partner of Missoula Anesthesiology, P.C. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:44:22 +0000 Edward O'Brien 17101 at http://mtpr.net The Science and Art of Anesthesiology Sleek, new medical helicopter begins service in Missoula http://mtpr.net/post/sleek-new-medical-helicopter-begins-service-missoula <p>It was a case of "out with the old and in with the new" in Missoula as a brand-new medical helicpoter and its Montana team visited the two local hospitals they'll serve.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:30:20 +0000 Edward O'Brien 17038 at http://mtpr.net Sleek, new medical helicopter begins service in Missoula Lagging forest trail maintenance prompting "frenemies" to unite http://mtpr.net/post/lagging-forest-trail-maintenance-prompting-frenemies-unite <p>Over 50 diverse recreation and conservation groups say the Forest Service is facing a nation-wide trails crisis and they sent a letter to Congress this week asking for help.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:15:39 +0000 Edward O'Brien 16857 at http://mtpr.net Lagging forest trail maintenance prompting "frenemies" to unite Can coal train impacts at rail crossings be mitigated? http://mtpr.net/post/can-coal-train-impacts-rail-crossings-be-mitigated <p> Coal export-related rail traffic in Montana is rising and not expected to subside anytime soon. Pacific Northwest-bound train traffic can have impacts on communities, leaving some wondering why more can't be done to mitigate those inconveniences.&nbsp; In this interview with Edward O'Brien, Montana Coal Board member Tom Towe talks about the options available to Montana communities.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Billings attorney is well-versed on the issue as he created the Montana Coal Tax, Montana Coal Tax Trust Fund and Coal Impact Fund some 3 decades ago:</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:43:45 +0000 Edward O'Brien 16694 at http://mtpr.net Can coal train impacts at rail crossings be mitigated? White House honors UM student http://mtpr.net/post/white-house-honors-um-student <p>University of Montana student, Tristan Persico, was honored this week at the White House for his conservation work and helping fellow veterans readjust to civilian life.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:54:57 +0000 Edward O'Brien 16416 at http://mtpr.net White House honors UM student Exhibits explore the highs - and shameful lows - of Montana’s early suffrage movement http://mtpr.net/post/exhibits-explore-highs-and-shameful-lows-montana-s-early-suffrage-movement <p><strong>March is Women's History Month and 2014 is also the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage in Montana. </strong></p><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The occasion is being marked this year with exhibits at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at the University of Montana.</strong></p><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; U-M History professor Anya Jabour was part of the team that helped create these exhibits. Jabour, the Co-Director of Women's and Gender Studies at U-M also chairs the Montana Woman's Suffrage Centennial committee.</strong></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:24:35 +0000 Edward O'Brien 15686 at http://mtpr.net Exhibits explore the highs - and shameful lows - of Montana’s early suffrage movement Missoula County Attorney meets with county commision to explain agreement http://mtpr.net/post/missoula-county-attorney-meets-county-commision-explain-agreement <p>Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg met with the County Commission today to discuss the most recent revelations concerning his ongoing dispute with the United States Department of Justice.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:03:58 +0000 Edward O'Brien 15528 at http://mtpr.net Missoula County Attorney meets with county commision to explain agreement