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“I Sat Down With...” is a series from the University of Montana Journalism School and is reported, written and produced by students.

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“I Sat Down With...” is a series from the University of Montana Journalism School and is reported, written and produced by students.

"I Sat Down With:" My Cousin, A Cop Who Never Forgot

Feb 5, 2020
A policewoman helps another woman place blankets in a paper bag.
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“I Sat Down With...” is a series from the University of Montana Journalism School and is reported, written and produced by students.

A woman holding a toddler standing with a man and another toddler in a football field.
Tyler Grina / University of Montana

“I Sat Down With...” is a series from the University of Montana Journalism School and is reported, written and produced by students.

University of Montana History professor Mehrdad Kia was born and raised in Iran and came to the United States when he was 17. 

The University of Montana lost its longest living, and one of its most respected alumna this weekend. MTPR's Edward O’Brien takes this look back at the life and legacy of 107-year-old Emma Lommasson.

University of Montana ecologists are researching human-made beaver dams as a potential habitat restoration tool. Early case studies show the dams could dull the impacts of climate change seen in rivers and streams. The U.S. Forest Service is looking to use the simple structures on new sites in the state, but first, officials want to better understand the science behind simulated rodent engineering.

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The mortality rate of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana has prompted a group of bear researchers to challenge whether the grizzly should be removed from federal protection.

Elouise Cobell, the Blackfeet woman who spearheaded a lawsuit alleging rampant federal mismanagement of Indian trust funds, would have been 74-years-old Tuesday.

The lawsuit she championed ended with a $3.4 billion settlement, providing money for an Indian education scholarship fund and a land trust program.

Montana still officially celebrates October 14 as Columbus Day, but a handful of cities here have replaced it with Indigenous Peoples Day.

Some local leaders refuse to recognize a day that they say glorifies colonization and mistreatment of Native Americans. Missoula is one of those cities.

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