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Previous Headlines
LIFESTYLE
Author Sherman Alexie likes stirring up 'small-town, white conservatives'
Alexie is a National Book Award-winning author.
(Source: Billings Gazette )

REGIONAL
Idaho hunter found alive after 5-day search
The 53-year-old hunter from Boise was removed by helicopter and delivered to a hospital.
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP )

SPORT
Anaconda's Old Works Golf Course may close permanently
Managers of the Jack Nicklaus-designed course say the cash-flow situation is desperate.
(Source: Montana Standard )

NATURE
Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state
The 145 bison will be transferred from the Park to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation instead of out-of-state locations.
(Source: MSN (Reuters))

MONTANA
Montana ranked third in the country for deer collisions

(Source: Great Falls Tribune )

ENVIRONMENT
Groups push state oil and gas officials for more data on flaring
One of the things we’re most concerned about is the amount of flaring that is happening in Montana,” Norther Plains Resource Council Member Bill Hand said.
(Source: Billings Gazette )

SPORT
Elk hunt set to begin Saturday in Grand Teton National Park
In recent years, the hunt has produced multiple deadly incidents with grizzly bears.
(Source: Yellowstone Gate )

POLITICS
Zinke raises more money in last quarter than Lewis has in entire campaign
One state political analyst reports it's likely that both campaigns together will have spent more than any Montana election for the U.S. House.
(Source: Helena Independent Record/LEE )

POLITICS
Zinke wants locals to approve feds' land plans
The Republican candidate for the U.S. House announced his lands-use plan on Wednesday.
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP )

NATURE
Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed
By Brett French
(Source: Billings Gazette)

NATURE
Yellowstone bison could go to zoos, tribes, Utah

(Source: NBC Montana )

BUSINESS
A tough year for wheat
Late August rains hurt Montana's largest agricultural sector.
(Source: Helena Independent Record/LEE )

ENVIRONMENT
The Risks of Cheap Water
Eduardo Porter argues that draconian measures and climate change won't alter our water demand as much as changing its price for consumers would.
(Source: New York Times)

ALTERNATIVE NEWS
Being John Lewis
"He’s known as the Baucus guy, the younger U.S. House candidate, even the Democratic Party’s best hope. But voters are learning there’s more to this Missoula-raised newcomer."
(Source: Missoula Independent )

MONTANA
Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in 40 years
“Access to a range of birth control methods is playing an important role in reducing unintended pregnancy and decreasing the need for abortion,” CEO of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana Martha Stahl said. “At Planned Parenthood, we know firsthand that when a woman has access to birth control, she has the power to plan her family and pursue her goals.”
(Source: Helena Independent Record)

NATURE
Sun River WMA: Early protection saved land for elk
By Rob Chaney.
(Source: Billings Gazette)

SPORT
New law lets hunters donate big game to charity for free
The meat will then be distributed to those in need via food banks.
(Source: Helena Independent Record)

NATURE
Twenty groups to challenge USFWS on wolverine ruling
By Laura Lundquist
(Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle )

MONTANA
Bullock proposes $37M early childhood education program
“We know that we can do so much more for our children that will not only impact that child but will lead to a more productive community,” Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.) said
(Source: Ravalli Republic )

ALTERNATIVE NEWS
How much moral high ground does the US have over ISIS?
(That cuts, doesn't it? But it's important that we flip the perspective before wading into another costly war.)
(Source: Truth-out )

NATURE
Montana considering out-of-state bighorn sheep transfer
State policy currently forbids such action.
(Source: NBC Montana)

LOCAL
Three Forks' boy dies after being bitten by brown recluse spider
Brown recluses were not historically present in Montana, but the warming climate is allowing more to survive.
(Source: KBZK)

BUSINESS
Montana lures away Bay Area biotech talent
“There’s an exciting biotech community emerging in Bozeman,” Stan Abel of SiteOne said.
(Source: BizJournals)

LIFESTYLE
The bard of the Bighorn
Henry Real Bird was Montana's Poet Laureate from 2009-2011.
(Source: MSU News Service )

REGIONAL
Disgruntled employee commandeers Wyoming coal train, crashes into another train
(It's worth nothing that the incident occurred on Thursday morning, but only hit the AP on Sunday.)
(Source: Missoulian/AP )

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