Beau Baker

Beau is UM School of Journalism reporter. He reads the news on Montana Public Radio two nights a week.

Eight rallies in Montana Saturday will be part of nationwide events taking aim at the Trump administration's immigration policy of separating children from their families.

A new conservation project intended to prevent grizzly bear conflicts along the Rocky Mountain Front is getting private funding to help it move forward.

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced Tuesday that it recently awarded $50,000 to the Vital Ground Foundation to support its Glen Willow conservation easement north of Choteau.

The suicide rate in Montana is more than twice the national average, that’s according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among the counties with the highest suicide rate in Montana is Butte/Silver Bow. Karen Sullivan is the Health Officer for Butte Silver Bow. MTPR's Beau Baker spoke with Sullivan about why suicide rates are so high in Montana.

The Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park are continuing to seek public input on a new comprehensive river management plan for the three forks of the Flathead River. 

A total of 219 miles of the Flathead are designated under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. The Act was intended to safeguard the special character of certain U.S. rivers. As part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, the Flathead is subject to federal planning to preserve and protect its outstanding natural value, including the various wildlife that call the river home.

Heavy rain falling along the Rocky Mountain Front over the last several days has triggered flooding and road closures in and around the town of Augusta, and closed all the roads into the town.

Montana has the highest suicide rate in the country.

Attorney General Tim Fox’s office is cheering a ruling by a federal judge yesterday.

Matt Bell, a Democrat challenging three-term Montana House incumbent Kimberly Dudik is apologizing for making false statements in a mailer voters received last week.

The Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park are preparing a new comprehensive management plan for the three forks of the Flathead River, and they want the public’s input. That’s according to an announcement today from the U.S. Forest Service.

The four republicans competing in their party's primary campaign with hopes of challenging Democratic Senator Jon Tester this November are debating in Helena tonight.

Montana State University faculty members have voted against establishing an economic research center funded by a five-year grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

The Billings Gazette and KTVQ-TV are seeking to intervene in a case filed by three police officers who want to keep their names private after they were suspended for having sex with a civilian police employee on Billings city property.

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