President Trump and Crow Chariman AJ Not Afraid shake hands during their meeting on November 26.
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Trump Administration Creates MMIP Task Force

President Donald Trump formed a task force to address missing and murdered indigenous people last month.

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President Trump and Crow Chariman AJ Not Afraid shake hands during their meeting on November 26.
C Span / C Span. org

 

President Donald Trump formed a task force to address missing and murdered indigenous people last month. 

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The Trump administration reauthorized a controversial device used to kill livestock predators Thursday, despite strong opposition. 

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A former Helena elementary school teacher and husband of Democratic state superintendent of public instruction candidate Melissa Romano is facing a felony drug charge. The charges were filed Tuesday. 

It's Friday, December 6th. Today we have stories about the controversial M-44 device, the CSKT tribal water compact and a school program aimed at lowering student suicide rates. 

Montana Senator Steve Daines and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes announced Thursday that they have come to a new agreement that would settle thousands of the tribes’ water rights claims.

Daines says he will introduce legislation next week that, if approved by Congress, will bring more than a decade of negotiation over the tribes’ water rights to an end. Daines was not available for an interview, but provided this recorded comment.

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The Rosebud Mine on Thursday announced it’s renewed a contract to supply Colstrip power plant Units 3 and 4 with coal until 2025.

Kalispell Regional Healthcare is facing a potential class action lawsuit over a data breach of personal information impacting up to 130,000 people. The hospital announced the incident in October, two months after it discovered the breach. The lawsuit filed late last month argues victims are at increased risk of identity theft.

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A new report says that indigenous students are disproportionately disciplined in Montana public schools.  Study authors say more support instead of discipline could lead to higher academic achievement rates.

Montana’s lone voice in the U.S. House is blasting Democrats following Thursday's announced drafting of the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Bison graze in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, August 18, 2016.
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State, federal and tribal representatives tasked with managing bison in and around Yellowstone National Park voted again Tuesday to reduce the herd size as animals migrate out of the park this winter. 

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