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PHOTO: Crude oil leaking after flood near the South Platte River along the Front Range of Colorado in September 2013. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight, ecoflight.org.

BILLINGS, Mont. – It all comes down to water. That's the point of a new report from the Western Organization of Resource Councils that looks at oil and gas drilling impacts and regulations. Birney rancher Terry Punt says there's an obvious need for more oversight because accidents happen f...Read More

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PHOTO: An Annie E. Casey Foundation report released today explains that Montana should invest more in children's early years Ė and high-quality preschool is key. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

MISSOULA, Mont. - The window is open for eight years when it comes to making sure Montana's children are on the path to success in school and in life. An Annie E. Casey Foundation report released today explains that the state should invest more in children's early years, and high-quality preschool i...Read More

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PHOTO: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is pushing for full funding for public lands conservation and more "balance" in development decisions. She spoke to the National Press Club. Photo courtesy of DOI.gov

HELENA, Mont. - The word "balance" was mentioned often as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke to the National Press Club Thursday about public lands issues. Her speech focused on the importance of funding for the agency to maintain stewardship of the lands it manages. According to Adam Cramer, p...Read More

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LOGO: Today (Thursday) is the final day of "Letís Talk Month," which is designated each year to encourage families to discuss sexuality issues all year long. Logo courtesy of Advocates for Youth

HELENA, Mont. – Let's have The Talk. For some parents and children, it can be scarier than the scariest Halloween costume. Today is the final day of Let's Talk Month, designated each year to encourage families to discuss sexuality issues all year long. And many parents are reaching out. ...Read More

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PHOTO: A Montana mother of a new baby pushed her daughter along in a "stroller brigade" in Washington DC yesterday, along with thousands of others who are calling for updates to the Chemical Safety Improvement Act. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

HELENA, Mont., and WASHINGTON - A Montana mother of a new baby pushed her daughter along in a "stroller brigade" in the nation's capital Tuesday, along with thousands of others who are calling for updates to the Chemical Safety Improvement Act. We're all exposed to thousands of chemicals each day, ...Read More

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PHOTO: There's a "People's Hearing" on EPA coal plant standards tonight at the University of Montana. Montana Regents Professor Dr. Steve Running will testify. Photo credit: UM

MISSOULA, Mont. - Bark beetles, stream flows, asthma and the ski industry. They're all topics folks will be talking about today at a "People's Hearing" on the Environmental Protection Agency's carbon pollution standards for new coal plants. The impacts of a changing climate are harsh on the state's...Read More

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PHOTO: This is Teen Driver Safety Week. A survey shows 55 percent of Montana teens admit to texting and driving. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Cutting distractions and buckling up are two goals for Teen Driver Safety Week in Montana this week. Montana has the highest traffic fatality rate in the nation, even when distance traveled is taken into account - and it's a trend that holds true for teen drivers. Denise Juneau, Mo...Read More

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PHOTO: The National Park Service has released its final winter regulations for Yellowstone National Park. It took 15 years to craft the rules. Photo of Yellowstone River courtesy of NPS.

GARDINER, Mont. - A plan has been put in place to manage snowmobile and snowcoach use in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service finalized the regulations Tuesday - a process that took 15 years. There will be more vehicle traffic overall than current levels, said Tim Stevens, Northern...Read More

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