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Two competing plans to ask Montana voters to legalize and tax recreational marijuana are underway in the state.  A group called MontanaCan is the latest initiative sponsor calling for a change in the state’s policies for marijuana.

Evening Newscast 01-27-20

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The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians celebrated the tribe’s recently won federal recognition in Great Falls this weekend.

State and Federal wildlife managers are offering a first-of-its-kind summit on grizzly bear education in Helena this week. 

State and Federal wildlife managers are offering a first-of-its-kind summit on grizzly bear education in Helena this week.

Mayor Engen On The Vibe Fueling Missoula's Growth

Jan 26, 2020

What makes a city ripe for entrepreneurship? Is it the fruit of well-conceived planning, a combination of luck and circumstances, or all of the above?

Missoula, Montana’s tech scene has boomed in the last decade, bringing a steady population increase, immense opportunities, and growing pains. Perhaps no one has a better perspective on this growth than Missoula’s current Mayor John Engen, who joins us on this episode of Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs.

Baking Yeast: Which Kind Do You Knead?

Jan 26, 2020

The Food Guys react to a March 2018 post published at the Serious Eats blog by cookbook writer Stella Parks (BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts) titled "All Abouty Dry Yeast: Instant, Active Dry, Fast-Acting and More." 

Evening Newscast 01-24-20

Jan 24, 2020

Montana Public Radio evening newscast for January 24, 2020.

A Montana case before the U.S. Supreme Court could have far-reaching implications for public education funding and the debate over the separation of church and state. Two candidates in the U.S. House race — one Democrat and one Republican — are running away from the pack in fundraising. A controversial tribal water compact could become an issue in the governor's race. And the three Republican candidates for governor square off in their first debate. Listen now on Campaign Beat.

Grizzly bears that make their way into the Bitterroot Ecosystem will have Endangered Species Act protections. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials made that announcement a letter to National Forests in the area Tuesday.

A fire broke out early Thursday morning in Uptown Butte, gutting a historic building and ravaging several businesses. 

Three Blackfeet Nation members have filed a civil lawsuit arguing the Indian Health Service violated their treaty rights when it allegedly failed to prevent a former IHS doctor from abusing them. 

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