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  • Regulators are looking for the source of nutrient pollution near Yellowstone National Park, two Montana cities reporting unsafe drinking water, and employees at the state’s mental hospital raising concerns over staffing, conditions and mandates from the Governor.
  • Two transgender women file suit against the state over gender markers on birth certificates, Democratic lawmakers refuse to participate in a hearing over abortion rights, and the airport in Billings adds a new concourse, more seats and additional flights.
  • A celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Livingston gets backlash, Montana’s Department of Justice accused of withholding information, and a pachyderm parades in downtown Butte.
  • Federal land managers eye Montana and Wyoming for solar power development, a nuclear power reactor plant in Butte gets another look, and numbers released for summer streamflow forecasts.
  • We break down the politics at play in the wrangling for abortion access, a new initiative to bring Billings neighbors together begins today, and your chance to perform the National Anthem at Big Sky State games is approaching.
  • Students encouraged to learn about Indian Boarding schools through a project at the Western Heritage center, and rainy days and Mondays did not get eclipse watchers down.
  • Confusion continues over an abortion ballot initiative, the first wave of charter schools set to open in July, and whether the weather cooperates for the solar eclipse today remains a mystery.
  • The Secretary of State could face a contempt of court charge, Montana schools get a dismal report card, and we won’t see the full effect of Monday’s solar eclipse in the West but we might see something better.
  • New rules and more money expected to provide better internet access for rural Montanans, an effort to cut down on the number of wildlife killed on a road to Yellowstone gets support, and helpful information before you plan a trip to Glacier National Park.
  • More tension over abortion rights in the state, the head of public schools told to release funds for charter schools, and an exhibit on Native American children placed in boarding schools opening in Montana.