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Montana's fastest way to get up to speed, here we present news articles and dynamic features from an unlimited array of media sources—all free,  CHECK IN DAILY, the morning headlines go up weekdays at 7am.
ENVIRONMENT
DEQ reports 940 public comments over Smith River mine proposal
Tintina Resources of Canada has plans to partially dewater the fabled Montana river while unearthing arsenic during the pumping process.
(Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle )

HEALTH
State: Montanans won't lose health-care subsidies
“We do not believe the thousands of working Montanans currently receiving tax credits to buy individual health insurance for themselves and their children are in any danger of losing those credits,” Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen said. “This case will first have to wind its way through the federal court system, a long and arduous process.”
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP )

LIFESTYLE
World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings
The recent Billings Livestock Commission sale, the reigning world champion auctioneer was present as well as the 2009 champ, Ty Thompson, of Billings.
(Source: Billings Gazette )

MONTANA
Montana judge is publicly censured over 30-day sentence for rape
Ironically, Judge G. Todd Baugh will spend the last 31 days of his judicial career on suspension.
(Source: NPR)

ENVIRONMENT
21 activists arrested Monday at Utah's first tar-sands oil project
It is reported that 80 protesters were present at the site 50 miles south of Vernal, Utah.
(Source: Salt Lake Tribune )

ENVIRONMENT
Semi crash, chemical spill near Bonner forces river closures
The semi truck was hauling industrial soap, and the crash prompted officials to close sections of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers.
(Source: KPAX)

ENERGY
Life after the coal economy
The article is titled, "Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere."
(Source: Yes! Magazine)

LOCAL
Belgrade family that filed lawsuit after carnival crash wants change
Currently, no state agency regulates carnival rides or their operators.
(Source: NBC Montana (VIDEO))

HEALTH
Four reasons the Affordable Care Act is not going anywhere
Two federal court decisions made for a topsy-turvy day for the ACA, but Montana Cowgirl explains why those covered should not be worried.
(Source: Montana Cowgirl (blog))

Previous Headlines
HEALTH
Montana's child well-being ranking drops
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 25th annual Kids Count lowered Montana's state ranking for child well-being from 28th to 31st, and the state remains dead last for children's health.
(Source: The Missoulian )

REGIONAL
Massive industrial fire shuts down highway in North Dakota
A half-mile radius evacuation zone has been set up in an industrial part of Williston, North Dakota.
(Source: Billings Gazette/AP )

REGIONAL
Montana Army National Guard called in to help with Washington wildfires
20 Washington state counties have been declared in a state of disaster.
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP )

LOCAL
$25.6M new police and courts facility passes first hurdle in Bozeman
(The Chronicle is reporting again that the cost of facility will be $23.8M. That amount is the portion to be put before voters; the actual projected budget cost is $25.6M.)
(Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle )

REGIONAL
More than 940,000 acres burned in Washington and Oregon
19 new wildfires started on Saturday alone.
(Source: OregonLive!)

ENERGY
Is coal dead?
Graphic illustrates which coal plants in the West are slated for closure and which are slated for conversion to natural gas.
(Source: High Country News )

LIFESTYLE
For Charley Pride, Red Ants Pants Music Festival will be a homecoming
The country-music legend will be the closing act this Sunday in White Sulphur Springs, Mont.
(Source: Last Best News)

MONTANA
Montana Supreme Court to reprimand Judge Baugh on Tuesday over rape remarks
District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings stated that the 14-year-old victim, who was raped by her teacher, also shared responsibility for the 2007 rape.
(Source: WWMT (VIDEO))

MONTANA
Charging document: Missoula man waited up to 'shoot some (expletive) kid'
Markus Kaarma shot and killed a 17-year-old foreign exchange student who had entered his garage illegally.
(Source: The Missoulian )

ENERGY
Montana groups gearing up for latest coal fight
“We don‘t want your average citizen to get overshadowed by a couple of industries in Montana. We want to make sure those voices get heard,” said Mike Scott of the Sierra Club’s Billings office.
(Source: Billings Gazette )

ENVIRONMENT
New research shows climate change will shrink whitebark pine habitat
By Laura Lundquist
(Source: The Bozeman Daily Chronicle )

BUSINESS
Study says national parks boost economy in the West
The National Park Service report found that for last year alone, Montana's economy was boosted by $397M.
(Source: Flathead Beacon/AP )

LOCAL
Girl injured in fall from Gallatin County Fair ride
The accident occurred on Friday, and the teenager reportedly suffered a broken pelvis.
(Source: NBC Montana )

ENVIRONMENT
Democrats joining Republicans in war on environment
Op-ed by the state's leading columnist, George Ochenski.
(Source: The Missoulian/LEE )

WORLD
America's Wild-West gun laws are helping fuel the border crisis
We're sending them illegal guns, and they send us refugees.
(Source: The New Republic )

SPORT
Montana team wins Walleye Cup in North Dakota
(BOOM! Could this be Montana's version of the Fab 5? Or the beginning of a walleye fishing dynasty?)
(Source: The Bismarck Tribune)

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