Alex Not Amy: Growing Up Transgender In The Rural West

Alex Not Amy: Growing Up Transgender In The Rural West Go along with Alex on his journey to change his gender — legally and socially — in his hometown in the Rocky Mountain west.

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Montana Poaching Cases Doubled Over Last Two Decades

courtesy Brian D'Ambrosio

A few of Montana’s actors such as Gary Cooper and Myrna Loy found success during the Golden Age of Hollywood. For more than a century, Montana has supplied a rich variety of film and musical entertainment and personality—from daredevils to dancers, mostly unknown, until now.

Brian D’Ambrosio’s new book, Montana Entertainers, Famous and Almost Forgotten, gives us a glimpse of many unsung heroes and heroines of the entertainment world, including a few African American and Native American actors such as Chief Many Treaties and Taylor Gordon.

It's Monday, September 9th. Today we have national park updates and a story about Chronic Wasting Disease.

Solar Farm
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The Northern Cheyenne Nation received a $2 million dollar federal grant this summer to build a new solar farm. It’s part of the Tribe’s decision to invest in renewable energy over mining their rich coal deposits.

It's Friday, September 6th. Today we have stories about whooping cough, Last Best Outdoors Fest and the Northern Cheyenne Nation's new solar farm.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the release of the first Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the National Bison Range on the Flathead Indian Reservation today. It comes after two years of public comments.

The  Plan  is now in its final stages. On Friday, it will be published in the Federal Register, opening the last comment period for the document.

Montana now has 12 times as many confirmed pertussis cases than at this time last year.

That’s according to the latest state Health Department report showing there are more than 440 reported pertussis – or whooping cough – cases in Montana. That compares to 37 cases at this time last year.

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On the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Busby has water again after losing it Tuesday afternoon.

Katie Loveland speaks at Yellowstone Substance Abuse Connect Coalition
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

A federally-funded group of substance abuse counselors, service providers and law enforcement in Yellowstone County met this week to work on a coordinated plan to tackle drug abuse in Billings and the surrounding area.

Kids playing in a preschool classroom
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Montana is one of a handful of states that doesn’t publicly fund preschool. The last legislative session rejected two bills that tried to change this, shortly before the state’s preschool pilot project ended.

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Rural areas across the United States struggle to find and keep doctors. In Montana, rural residency programs aim to fix that problem by training new doctors away from city centers. Hospitals will be able to access federal funding for rural physician training starting in October.


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