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The #Me Too movement has turned sexual harassment into a hot topic online, in the media, and in casual conversation. This week, a panel of experts in Billings sat down together to discuss sexual harassment, assault and resources in the state of Montana.

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A rehabilitation center that specializes in mental health and substance abuse is steeling itself to receive extra patrons this winter. Maybe more than it can accept.

Healing The Wounds Of Domestic Violence Through Theater

Nov 11, 2018
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Theater can be a force for change, said writer and director Jessie Sherman. In this case, shining the light on domestic abuse.

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Montana saw an almost 70% voter turnout this week according to the secretary of state’s office. County clerks said that’s larger-than-usual participation for a midterm election, but it also made for a lengthy night and delayed results.

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester invited YPR to sit down for a one-on-one chat early Tuesday afternoon at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls where he and his family were staying to ride out the election. 

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During the mid-term election, Montana voters re-elected their incumbents – a Democrat and  a Republican - for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House, respectively. Political scientist David Parker was asked to look at his proverbial “tea leaves” to explain the outcome.

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Editor's note:  an update from the November 6, 2018 balloting.

Posters by a white nationalist group have been popping up on Montana’s college campuses. Even though officials took down these unapproved posters, Identity Evropa posted the evidence to social media. 

Superintendent Christine Lehnertz, far right, is under investigation by the Interior Department's Inspector General.
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The woman at the helm of one of the West’s most visited national parks – Grand Canyon – is under federal investigation.

President Donald Trump said he returned to Montana for a record 4th campaign swing to defeat U.S. Senator Jon Tester. He told the crowd in Belgrade that it's personal.


The 2017-18 winter for the Billings, Montana region was one of the snowiest on record, but meteorologists say for those who are hoping to use their snow shovel and snow blower a little less this winter, they may be in luck.