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Tester Discusses Conservation, Healthcare And Immigration At Bozeman Town Hall

Democratic Senator Jon Tester hosted a town hall in Bozeman Tuesday where he answered questions about immigration, healthcare and climate change — among other hot topic issues.

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Numbers from the Billings school district show about half of students go straight into a four-year college after graduation, but prospects may also be good for those who choose to plunge right into the job market.

The school district held a high school senior career fair at the MetraPark in Billings recently.

Through the day, around 1,000 high school seniors wandered around two rooms of booths staffed by more than 100 potential employers.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposes to limit hours at four ports of entry in northern Montana.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection will follow through on its proposal to cut back hours of operation at the Port of Raymond starting April 14. The proposal, along with a series of listening sessions last week, is drawing criticism from Montana’s Washington, D.C. delegation.

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A Bozeman company has been awarded one of the first border wall construction contracts to use funds under President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. The Army Corps of Engineers gave Barnard Construction a $187 million contract for pedestrian fencing at the US-Mexico border Tuesday.

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Free speech and immigration were some of the hot button issues discussed at Montana State University Monday. Young voters shared some of their views at an event with Jeff Sessions, the former US Attorney General.

The Montana Department of Livestock is investigating bovine tuberculosis after three diagnoses with potential connections to Montana herds.
Cattle on Weston Merrill's family ranch

  The Montana Department of Livestock is investigating three cases of bovine tuberculosis with potential connections to Montana herds.

A 1,700-acre grass fire in Lame Deer burned one trailer home and forced evacuations April 7, 2019.
Dean Wallowing Bull

A trailer burned in a fire that crews contained Sunday on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeast Montana.

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More than 300 people took part in the first Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women’s march in Billings on Friday.

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The Custer Gallatin National Forest is hosting public meetings about a proposal to update its management plan for the next 10 to 15 years. The Forest Service released a draft plan last month that could essentially re-zone sections of the 3 million acre forest and affect how people use it. Two national forests — the Custer and the Gallatin — were combined into one administrative unit in 2014, but it’s still being managed under two separate plans from the 1980s. 

More than 100 potential weather spotters attended the National Weather Service's Skywan Spotter training session at the Billings Public Library April 2.
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Modern technology helps the National Weather Service predict and track severe weather. But just as important in the weather warning system are trained weather spotters.

Planned Parenthood of Montana

Nonprofit sexual health care organization Planned Parenthood of Montana hits its 50th anniversary Saturday.


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