Olivia Reingold

Tribal Issues Correspondent

Olivia Reingold is the Tribal Issues Correspondent for Yellowstone Public Radio. She was previously a producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting and participated in the NPR program, “Next Generation Radio.” She graduated from Columbia Journalism School, where she reported on opioids and the 12-step recovery program, Narcotics Anonymous. She’s from Washington D.C. and is particularly interested in covering addiction. She likes to sew, just don’t ask her to follow a pattern.

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A screenshot of a Twitter post from Montana Senator Steve Daines
Twitter Screen Capture, July 16, 2019

A tweet from Montana's Republican Sen. Steve Daines supporting President Trump's racist tweets about four members of Congress has gone viral.

Running Water Fountain
Joshme17 / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services held a public hearing Thursday in Helena on a new rule that would require all public schools to test water fixtures for lead.

Bighornvalley.org

For the first time ever, federal Farm Bill grants for medicine are being aimed at treating opiod addiction. $188 thousand for that is heading to the Bighorn Valley Health Center in Southeast Montana.

Headshots of Matt Rains and Tim Johnson
Courtesy Rains for Montana Campaign and Corvallis School District

The total number of candidates running for Montana’s open U.S. House seat jumped to seven today. That’s after Simms Democrat Matt Rains and Corvallis Republican Tim Johnson announced their candidacies.

Legal Gavel
Howtostartablog.net / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


Indigenous people from across Montana gathered in a Helena courtroom today to hear oral arguments about how the FBI handled a Crow man’s murder.

Shaneformontana.com

This Sunday, State Representative Shane Morigeau (D-Missoula) entered the race to become Montana’s State Auditor. Affordable healthcare is at the forefront of his platform.

Three bison walk through sagebrush in front of snowcapped mountains.
Jacob Byk / National Wildlife Federation


Five bison from Montana’s Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes arrived on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming Wednesday night. The exchange is part of an effort to restore bison populations across Indian Country.

Grant Bulltail sits at the bottom of Buffalo Jump located in the Rosebud Battlefeild State Park, Mt.
Gary Wortman / EveryMan Productions LLC

A Crow storyteller just won a national award for his craft. Grant Bulltail is one of nine recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship for folk and traditional arts. It's an annual prize awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sheild of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribal
Little Shell Tribe / http://www.montanalittleshelltribe.org/

Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester found a new place for a bill that federally recognizes the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Last night, they placed it within the National Defense Authorization Act.

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