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Previous Headlines
REGIONAL
Bullock's Bakken aid proposal needs approval from the state legislature
By Tom Lutey
(Source: Billings Gazette )

HEALTH
Obama: 8 million signed up for health care
A key figure from the President's statement is that approximately 35% of signups came from those under the age of 35.
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP )

MONTANA
Montana AG Fox seeks to broker agreement between Missoula County Attorney and DOJ
(Well, it's about time, Mr. Fox.)
(Source: Missoula Independent )

LOCAL
Sen. Walsh hosts roundtable at MSU on college affordability
"Walsh is sponsoring the Federal Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow those repaying federal student loans at interest rates above 4 percent to refinance to a fixed rate of 4 percent," reporter Erin Schattauer wrote.
(Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle )

ALTERNATIVE NEWS
Former Missoula county prosecutor who mismanaged sexual assault cases now running for county attorney
Kristen Pabst worked as chief deputy from 2006-2012 when, as stated in the now infamous Department of Justice report, "women consistently told us that Deputy County Attorneys treated them with indifference or disrespect, and frequently made statements to women victims, advocates, and the public diminishing the seriousness of sexual violence and minimizing the culpability of those who commit it.”
(Source: BuzzFeed)

MONTANA
President Obama signs Montana flooding disaster declaration
With the declaration signed on April 17th, President Obama has endorsed federal funding for relief in the counties of Broadwater, Dawson, Golden Valley, Jefferson, Lake, Musselshell, Park, Pondera, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Rosebud, Sanders, Stillwater, and Wheatland.
(Source: Whitehouse.gov)

POLITICS
State Supreme Court rejects Montana AG's attempt to alter Medicaid initiative wording
Cooperating with those that oppose Medicaid expansion in Montana, Attorney General Tim Fox's judicial push to rewrite a proposed ballot initiative and void all the signed petitions has been thwarted by the Montana Supreme Court.
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP)

ENVIRONMENT
Ten Nobel Laureates urging Obama to reject Keystone XL proposal and Canadian tar sands oil
“You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change,” the Nobel laureates wrote in a shared letter sent to Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.
(Source: NRDC Switchboard)

MONTANA
Sex trafficking easy to find in Montana, speakers at UM say
Melissa Farley, the keynote speaker at a recent UM event and executive director of Prostitution Research and Education, worked first as a clinical psychologist for over 40 years.
(Source: The Missoulian )

MONTANA
Corps increases releases from Libby dam to create storage space
Statewide, water managers are expecting a strong runoff year, following the long, snowy winter.
(Source: Flathead Beacon )

SPORT
Springtime offers bear and turkey hunters a break from cabin fever
By Tom Kuglin
(Source: Helena Independent Record )

MONTANA
Outfitter from Jardine shoots bison from Yellowstone
Last spring, Bill Hoppe was involved involved in another conspicuous shooting, when he killed a wolf on his property.
(Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle )

POLITICS
Daines, Walsh top fundraisers for Montana's U.S. Senate race
The U.S. Representative has raised more than twice as much as the seated Senator from Montana.
(Source: The Missoulian )

LIFESTYLE
Missoula muralist Hadley Ferguson takes on a big challenge
The muralist, who suffers from multiple system atrophy, says the state capitol mural will be her last big project.
(Source: Missoula Independent )

MONTANA
Gov. Bullock to announce $45M aid package for Bakken communities
"How the governor will appropriate the $45 million without legislative approval remains to be seen," reporter Tom Lutey wrote.
(Source: Billings Gazette )

ENVIRONMENT
China's air pollution producing more erratic weather in US, scientists say
Much of the coal being burned in Asia, of course, originates in Montana and Wyoming.
(Source: The Guardian (UK))

BUSINESS
Butte makes bid to be national manufacturing hub
Including Butte, Mont., dozens of cities nationwide are vying for designation from the Obama Administration to be among 15 National Network Manufacturing Innovation Centers.
(Source: Montana Standard)

MONTANA
'Uncontrolled reservoir': Spring flooding chances are better than normal
“We anticipate better-than-normal chances for at least minor flooding for any of these areas that drains off the Rocky Mountain Front,” National Weather Service hydrologist Gina Loss said.
(Source: Great Falls Tribune )

MONTANA
Missoula County Attorney election: Van de Wetering says office needs 'fresh eyes'
“It’s hard to watch what’s going on,” Josh Van de Wetering said of the current county attorney, Fred Van Valkenburg. “I have tremendous respect for Fred – he served the public at a personal sacrifice. I just cannot agree with how he is handling it.”
(Source: The Missoulian )

LIFESTYLE
Uberbrew takes second in World Beer Championships
Statewide, three Montana breweries took home awards from this year's World Beer Cup in Boulder, Colo.
(Source: Billings Gazette )

LOCAL
5 charged with assisting Briggs's escape
By Whitney Bermes
(Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle )

REGIONAL
Rancher vs. BLM: 20-year standoff in Nevada ends with tense roundup
Cliven Bundy's dispute with the federal agency has been the talk of the West this week.
(Source: High Country News)

REGIONAL
State of Wyoming seeks dismissal of Montana's water lawsuit
"The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is seeking dismissal of an interstate water rights lawsuit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the state shouldn’t be held liable for what its attorneys call a “trickle” of water at the heart of the cross-border dispute," Matthew Brown's report begins.
(Source: Billings Gazette/AP )

POLITICS
GOP primed to break Big Sky losing streak
According to the report, Montana's Democrats are going to need "a surprise" if they want to retain the U.S. Senate seat held by John Lewis.
(Source: US News & World Report)

HEALTH
Raising a moral child
This article has a frequency of psychological insights that both made me want to be a better parent and illuminated some false pretenses I held.
(Source: The New York Times)

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