Screenshot of development projects in Bozeman from the city's Community Developer Viewer, July 18, 2019.
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As HRDC Collects Public Input, Affordable Housing Projects Move Forward

A non-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 people in southwest Montana is updating its community needs assessment . It helps determine which projects get the green light and affects how millions of dollars are allocated. Communities across Park, Gallatin and Meagher Counties identified affordable housing as one of the top priorities in the last assessment three years ago.

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The Great Seal of the Chippewa Cree Tribe
http://www.chippewacree-nsn.gov / Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Reservation

Chippewa Cree Consider Changes To Constitution

Traci Jordan (Left)  and Kacy Keith (Right) sit together
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Sober Homes Rise To Meet Addiction Numbers

Senator Steve Daines
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A group of rabbis in Montana sent an open letter to Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines this week following his recent Tweet in support of Pres. Donald Trump.

Home screen for the social platform Twitter
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This week YPR published a story about local reactions to racist tweets President Trump posted last weekend. One man whose comments were in our story says his business received abusive calls and messages after the story was broadcast.

Woman uses chalk to write the words 'No more missing sisters' at Vancouvers Womens Memorial March
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July is the second month in a row that two federal agencies have failed to provide input on five bills that address missing and murdered indigenous people, effectively stalling the bills.

Advocates say peoples’ lives hang in the balance.

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Interior were supposed to submit guidance in June on a series of bills that include Savanna’s Act, which would increase coordination between tribal, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Site of the Seven Mile Hole Fire near the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, July 18, 2019.
Courtesy of Yellowstone National Park

A lightning-caused wildfire is burning one-tenth of an acre in Yellowstone National Park near Canyon Village. It’s the Park’s first wildfire of the year.

A grizzly bear was detected in the Bitterroot National Forest about 15 miles west of Stevensville last week, according to a Montana FWP press release. Although there's no resident population of grizzlies in the Bitterroot, bear managers consider the area an important link between griz populations in the Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide ecosystems.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is proposing to remove non-native trout species in Cooney Creek, a tributary of the upper Swan River in northwest Montana, in an effort to boost native westslope cutthroat and bull trout populations.

FWP manages these species as “species of conservation concern.” Bull trout are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Screenshot of development projects in Bozeman from the city's Community Developer Viewer, July 18, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

A non-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 people in southwest Montana is updating its community needs assessment. It helps determine which projects get the green light and affects how millions of dollars are allocated. Communities across Park, Gallatin and Meagher Counties identified affordable housing as one of the top priorities in the last assessment three years ago.

The Great Seal of the Chippewa Cree Tribe
http://www.chippewacree-nsn.gov / Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Reservation

The Chippewa Cree Nation is considering a change in its constitution that would ease the amendment process.

Montana and North Dakota are petitioning the U.S. Department of Transportation to overturn a new Washington state law that could jeopardize rail shipments of crude oil from the Bakken region.

Yellowstone National Park says that its Mount Holmes Fire Lookout burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon after being struck by lightning. The fire also damaged a park radio repeater.

The fire lookout is located southwest of Mammoth Hot Springs and north of Madison Junction.

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