Sally Mauk http://kufm.org en Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the candidates, and the ads, in Montana’s congressional races http://kufm.org/post/sally-chuck-and-mike-look-candidates-and-ads-montana-s-congressional-races <p></p><p>Candidates in Montana's high profile U.S. House and Senate races are gearing up their campaigns, as the primary is just six weeks away. Those who've raised the most money have new ads on TV, and messages they hope will resonate with voters.</p><p>In this edition of "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers' Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, about who's leading the money race in the House and Senate campaigns - and who's got the TV ads generating the most buzz.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:20:20 +0000 Sally Mauk 17827 at http://kufm.org Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the candidates, and the ads, in Montana’s congressional races Modern day abolitionist gives hope to survivors of human trafficking http://kufm.org/post/modern-day-abolitionist-gives-hope-survivors-human-trafficking <p>27 million people around the world - in every country - are being held in modern slavery. Many are women and young children, living in despicable, inhumane conditions, and exploited sexually, physically and emotionally.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;This week, the Mansfield Center at the University of Montana has tried to shine a light on this slavery, with a conference titled "Fight for Hope and Freedom: Human Trafficking, Montana and the World." Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:26:15 +0000 Sally Mauk 17794 at http://kufm.org Modern day abolitionist gives hope to survivors of human trafficking Missoula's St. Patrick hospital to add obstetrics and newborn care http://kufm.org/post/missoulas-st-patrick-hospital-add-obstetrics-and-newborn-care <p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:02:02 +0000 Sally Mauk 17637 at http://kufm.org Missoula's St. Patrick hospital to add obstetrics and newborn care Our aging population wants to grow old at home – but how? http://kufm.org/post/our-aging-population-wants-grow-old-home-how <p> Thirteen percent of the American population is over 65 years&nbsp; old, and the average life expectancy by 2020 is projected to be 80. Add to those facts a decreasing number of people available to care for the elderly, and you have what many gerontologists believe is a looming crisis.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Most of those elderly do not want to go to an assisted living facility or a nursing home; they want to grow old and die at home. But few are planning how best to do that. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:45:46 +0000 Sally Mauk 17616 at http://kufm.org Our aging population wants to grow old at home – but how? She’s new to the job but not to the message: education matters http://kufm.org/post/she-s-new-job-not-message-education-matters <p></p><p></p><p>Angela McLean has only had her new job a couple of months - and it looks like a good fit. Governor Steve Bullock appointed the former Anaconda high school teacher to be his lieutenant governor in February, to replace John Walsh, who replaced Max Baucus in the U.S. Senate.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:13:32 +0000 Sally Mauk 17536 at http://kufm.org She’s new to the job but not to the message: education matters Top federal official urges forest restoration – and warns of severe fire season http://kufm.org/post/top-federal-official-urges-forest-restoration-and-warns-severe-fire-season <p>Growing up on the Mescalero Apache Indian reservation in New Mexico, Arthur "Butch" Blazer hunted and fished and spent all his time outdoors. He translated that love of the outdoors into a career, as a natural resources manager with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, then as the first Native American appointed state forester for New Mexico, and now as the Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment for the U.S. Department of Agriculture - where he oversees the U.S. Forest Service.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Sally Mauk 17456 at http://kufm.org Top federal official urges forest restoration – and warns of severe fire season Chinese exile says Tiananmen was a beginning, not an ending http://kufm.org/post/chinese-exile-says-tiananmen-was-beginning-not-ending <p>Rowena He was a teenager in China when the Tiananmen democracy protests began. The June 4th, 1989 massacre, when the Chinese government moved in to murder many of the protesters, marked a turning point for her, and many others of her generation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:31:29 +0000 Sally Mauk 17401 at http://kufm.org Chinese exile says Tiananmen was a beginning, not an ending Should Montana ban trapping on public lands? http://kufm.org/post/should-montana-ban-trapping-public-lands <p>Opponents of trapping hope to get enough signatures to get Initiative 169 - which would ban trapping on public lands - on the November ballot.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department reports there are between 5000 and 6000 trapping licenses sold annually. In 2012 those trappers caught 67,000 furbearers - everything from beaver to wolverine. They also, unintentionally, caught an occasional dog, and other non-targeted animals.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:29:10 +0000 Sally Mauk 17289 at http://kufm.org Should Montana ban trapping on public lands? Democratic Senate candidate Dirk Adams says he’s the one who can beat Steve Daines http://kufm.org/post/democratic-senate-candidate-dirk-adams-says-he-s-one-who-can-beat-steve-daines <p>Born in Nebraska, educated at Harvard, with stints as a New York trial attorney, California banker and now Montana rancher - Dirk Adams of Wilsall wants to be Montana's next U.S. Senator. The political newcomer Adams is running against former lieutenant governor John Bohlinger and recently-appointed Senator John Walsh in the June democratic primary.</p><p></p><p>In this feature interview, Adams talks with News Director Sally Mauk about his background, why he's running, and his stance on the issues.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:53:28 +0000 Sally Mauk 17201 at http://kufm.org Democratic Senate candidate Dirk Adams says he’s the one who can beat Steve Daines City of Missoula goes to court to get water system http://kufm.org/post/city-missoula-goes-court-get-water-system <p>The city of Missoula has filed to obtain its privately owned water system through eminent domain. The complaint was filed in District Court. The city has been trying to negotiate a purchase of the Mountain Water company from its owner, the Carlyle Group, but has not been able to reach agreement. Missoula is the only major Montana city not to own its water system, and Mayor John Engen says it's in the public's best interest to control its water. He says the current owner is only interested in profit and has not been a good steward of the water system.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:37:56 +0000 Sally Mauk 17103 at http://kufm.org City of Missoula goes to court to get water system