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Meth Blamed For Rise In Violent Crime In Yellowstone County, Law Enforcement Steps Up In Response

Law enforcement officials say their collaborative effort to crack down on meth-fueled violent crime has resulted in a slight reduction in the number of murders, aggravated assaults and robberies in Yellowstone County.

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In counties across the U.S., voters might notice something way down at the bottom of their ballots – the candidates for county coroner. They’re in charge of investigating violent and suspicious deaths, and they’re up for reelection every four years. But should we be electing them at all? It’s a centuries old tradition inherited from across the pond.

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Calling it a matter of national security, the Trump administration wants to export coal to Asia through military bases along the West Coast. Companies are currently blocked from using ports in California and Washington State.

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An Idaho wildlife commissioner resigned and apologized Monday for emailing controversial photos from his recent African safari trip.

Vicki Christiansen was sworn in this morning as Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. She’s only the second female to serve in this role in its 113-year history.

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In counties across the U.S., voters might notice something way down at the bottom of their ballots – the candidates for county coroner. They’re in charge of investigating violent and suspicious deaths, and they’re up for reelection every four years. But should we be electing them at all? It’s a centuries old tradition inherited from across the pond.

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Playlist #1927 Oct. 12, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Ol’ 55”, Tom Waits, The Early Years vol. 2, Rhino Records, http://www.tomwaits.com http://www.rhino.com

“My 65”, Riffriders, Hit The Road, Graphite Sound, http://www/riffriders.com http://www.graphitesound.com

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Calling it a matter of national security, the Trump administration wants to export coal to Asia through military bases along the West Coast. Companies are currently blocked from using ports in California and Washington State.

Torrey Wiley, Beaver Creek Plantation

  The lobbying arm for the National Rifle Association is among the groups targeting Montana’s U.S. Senate race over the issue of guns in hopes of unseating Democratic incumbent Jon Tester.  The issue of the 2nd Amendment was raised during a televised debate Saturday evening. 

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Law enforcement officials say their collaborative effort to crack down on meth-fueled violent crime has resulted in a slight reduction in the number of murders, aggravated assaults and robberies in Yellowstone County. 

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The school bus driver shortage has ended in the Bozeman School District after enough drivers were found to restore four routes canceled at the beginning of the fall semester.

Bozeman School District Superintendent Rob Watson says more drivers have been hired to ensure all of the students who depend on the bus service now have a way to get back and forth to classes.

“That’s a pretty important service for our community and our students and families and so it’s great news to have those routes up and running again.”

Penny Hegyi

 


An Idaho wildlife commissioner resigned and apologized Monday for emailing controversial photos from his recent African safari trip.

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The “One in Five Film Festival” gets underway today in Billing, and it’s designed to encourage discussion and raise awareness about sexual assault.

Organizers say they’ve chosen a couple of documentaries the festival has featured before - they’re well-made and thought provoking.

But while the films aren’t exactly new, the perspective of audience members might be.

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The role for government when it comes to health care was just one of the topics where Montana’s U.S. Senate candidates disagreed during Saturday’s televised debate.

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There's a lot at stake for the future of the Affordable Care Act in next month's general election.

Voters say health care is among their top concerns and, here in Montana, people are paying attention to what the candidates are saying about "Obamacare" and coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions.

Years after it was approved, the ACA, or Obamacare, has a lot of public support, and there's a lot of opposition to the program too.

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