Tag: Montana

40 Inches of Snow in Montana: ‘It’s a February Storm in September’

HELENA, Mont. — A powerful winter storm socked much of Montana with a wave of heavy snowfall on Sunday, with weekend totals climbing to 40 inches in some places, and breaking century-long daily records. Never mind that it has only just turned to fall. Gov. Steve Bullock declared a winter emergency as cars skidded off […]

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Are Democrats Throwing Away the Senate?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Could Democrats actually retake the Senate next year? Or are they already blowing their best chance? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists talk the state of the other 2020 race(s) worth paying attention […]

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Montana Men Must Hold ‘I Stole Valor’ Signs for Misrepresenting Military Service

ImageJudge Greg Pinski showed the two men the language their signs would have to use, saying, “I want to make sure that my message is received loud and clear.” CreditKRTV News, via YouTube In an unconventional sentence, two Montana men have been ordered to stand in front of a memorial on Memorial Day and Veterans Day […]

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How to Cut College Dropout Rates

“She’s like my older sister”— that’s not how most undergraduates think about their advisers. But it was the first thing that came to Elodie Oriental’s mind when she described Hanna Tenadu. “I go to her to explain everything I’m going through,” said Ms. Oriental, a daughter of Haitian immigrants who, with her twin sister, Ismaelle, […]

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Democrats Are Getting Very Serious About the Native American Vote

What do the 573 federally recognized nations of American Indians and Alaska Natives all have in common? A never-ending need for lawyers. The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum held this week in Sioux City, Iowa, at which 11 presidential candidates fielded questions from indigenous elected officials and activists, was a rousing two-day argument for […]

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Facing Opposition, E.P.A. Backtracks on Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals

The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday withdrew its support for the continued use of so-called cyanide bombs to protect livestock from predators, reversing course amid strong opposition to the practice. The E.P.A. administrator, Andrew R. Wheeler, said he was withdrawing an interim reauthorization for the use of M-44 devices, which are used to kill […]

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Jealousy Led Montana Chemist to Taint Colleague’s Water Tests

Lab rivalries go back nearly as far as labs themselves. There’s the case of a prominent 19th-century bacteriologist who paid local authorities to deny a former collaborator access to the bodies of plague victims. There are the AIDS researchers who sabotaged one another’s work on at least five occasions. And there are numerous stories of […]

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Man Assaulted Boy at Rodeo for Refusing to Remove Hat for Anthem, Officials Say

A Montana man is facing a felony charge for assaulting a 13-year-old boy who he said refused to remove his cap for the national anthem at a county rodeo — a confrontation that the authorities said left the teenager bleeding from his ears and with a skull fracture. The man, Curt James Brockway, 39, of […]

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Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

It was 7 a.m. on Independence Day when a doctor told Rose and Roger Porter Jr. that their daughter could die within hours. For nearly a week, Mikayla, 10, had suffered intensifying bouts of fever, diarrhea and stabbing stomach pains. That morning, the Porters rushed her to a clinic where a doctor called for a […]

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This Guy Got Republicans to Vote for a Democrat

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Remember representative democracy? The kind where we voters pick the least objectionable politician to defend the Constitution while we pay our taxes and live our lives? Consider my governor, Steve Bullock of Montana. He is so reasonable, trustworthy and effective that before he started running for president a couple of months ago […]

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Being laughed out of Silicon Valley was the best thing to happen to my startup

Ten years ago, when I was starting a tech company designed to simplify scheduling for independent service professionals, I was laughed out of Silicon Valley. Not only was I seen as the antithesis of the founder prototype, the venture capital community saw my Montana location as hard to get to and a deterrent to attracting […]

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