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People gather around candles and a picture of Selena Not Afraid at a nighttime vigil.
Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

The sheriff leading an investigation into a 16-year-old Crow girl’s disappearance and death has requested assistance from the state Division of Criminal Investigation.

Montana Secretary of State Chief of Staff Christi Jacobsen
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A Montana Republican primary candidate for Secretary of State is calling an ethics complaint lodged against her on Jan. 27  by Montana Democrats a “desperate attack.” The current Chief of Staff for Secretary of State says Democrats have nothing on her.

The Environmental Protection Agency says another Libby Asbestos Superfund Site unit is ready to be delisted. The public has 30 days to comment on delisting the former vermiculite export plant.

Researchers say government activity in Lewis and Clark County continues to insulate the area from major economic swings. But an outlook released Tuesday by University of Montana analysts shows wage growth in the area lags behind the state as a whole.

Montana saw wage growth in 2019 but, an economic slowdown is expected in coming years, according to University of Montana researchers. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research released its annual outlook Tuesday in Helena.

Grain Elevators located in Hardin, Montana.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Farming and ranching have always been considered risky. But more extreme weather events, low prices and uncertainty have led to higher rates of bankruptcy and suicide across the U.S. Recently 700 women ag producers gathered in locations across six western states to learn about ways to reduce stress on farms and ranches. 

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We're going to talk now about a story that involves our own colleagues here at NPR. The State Department has denied diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen permission to fly with the secretary of state tomorrow on an official trip that includes Ukraine. NPR is protesting that decision. This follows an interview Friday between my co-host Mary Louise Kelly and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the secretary was unhappy with. This morning, President Trump praised Pompeo for the way he handled the interview.

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Montana Secretary of State Chief of Staff Christi Jacobsen
www.christijacobsen.com

Montana Democrats have lodged an ethics complaint against a Republican candidate for Secretary of State. Democrats accuse the current Secretary of State Chief of Staff of using public time to campaign.

A landscape photo of sagebrush steppe
U.S. Bureau of Land Management / U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. land managers say they will release by mid-March a priority list of federal lands that need but don’t have public access.

Two ice fishermen were rescued after falling into the water at Holter Lake over the weekend.

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