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Suicide Hotline & Specialist Service In Montana To Go Nationwide

By July 2022, a national 988 hotline modeled on 911 is slated to launch for people to reach trained suicide prevention specialists and mental health counselors. Missoula began sending this special crew on emergency mental health calls in November as a pilot project and next month the program will become permanent. It’s one of six mobile crisis...

Attorney General Knudsen Leads Call To Re-Visit Keystone XL Pipeline

Four Native American tribes in Montana and a pair of indigenous rights organizations are challenging new restrictions on ballot collection signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte. Ballot collection is a practice commonly used by get-out-the-vote groups in which organizations submit completed mail-in ballots collected from voters. Violators ...

Montana Lands Face Potential Mining Ban For Bird Conservation

The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the Greater Sage-Grouse. A temporary ban on mining was imposed under former President Barack Obama, but dropped by the Trump administration. The affected lands totaled 10 mill...

Senator Daines Responds To Biden Address

A Hamilton woman who shot and killed her husband following an alleged abusive relationship was sentenced to a suspended 20-year commitment to the Montana Department of Corrections. Joanne Evelyn Campbell, 61, wiped away tears as she appeared via video link during her sentencing hearing Thursday before Ravalli County District Court. Campbell wa...

Missoula Resident Appointed To Bureau of Land Management

President Joe Biden nominated Tracy Stone-Manning Thursday to direct the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management. The Missoula longtime environmental advocate will oversee federally-owned land in western states. The agency regulates drilling mining grazing and other activities. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day...

Representative Rosendale Makes Case For Reviving Keystone XL Pipeline

As Congress considers what to include in an upcoming infrastructure package Montana’s lone Representative Matt Rosendale is fighting for the reauthorization of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Taking to the floor of the House he highlighted the detrimental effects President Joe Biden’s decisions have had on Montana specifically outlining how Fall...

MSU Scientist Featured On BBC Program

Tracy Stone-Manning served as a senior aide to Senator Jon Tester before becoming former Governor Steve Bullock’s chief of staff. According to several Washington D.C. sources the senior advisor to the National Wildlife Federation may be President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Montana State University plant patho...