Montana Evening Edition
6:13 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Newscast 04-01-2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us a disability rights group is suing the state

over how it treats mentally ill inmates. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye looks at

how Montana hospitals are trying to reduce infections. Reporter Edward

O'Brien finds out more about the new medical helicopter serving Missoula. And

in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with two crime victim

advocates about the many services available to the thousands of Montanans

who are victims of crime.

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Crime Victim Rights
3:51 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Law enforcement isn’t the only help available for Montana crime victims

Last year, 37,000 Montanans were the victims of crime, according to the state Board of Crime Control. 30 years ago, there were very few services for crime victims, but today every state has those services - everything from counseling to advocacy - and every state has a crime victims' compensation fund.
    Next week is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which has been held every year since 1981 to increase public awareness of victims' rights and services.

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Medical Helicopter
2:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Sleek, new medical helicopter begins service in Missoula

Easier access/roomier
Edward O'Brien

It was a case of "out with the old and in with the new" in Missoula as a brand-new medical helicpoter and its Montana team visited the two local hospitals they'll serve.

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Commentary - March 31st, 2014
2:09 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Building tall with wood supports rural America

If cities are serious about tackling climate change, then the solution may be found in building the city of tomorrow to look more like the city of yesterday.  As glass and steel towers continue to rise, wood skyscrapers are likely to start sprouting alongside.  Multi-story and high-rise wood buildings are already planned or rising in Europe and Canada.  They are architecturally distinct, and they are made of the original green building material. 

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Corrections
2:06 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Group sues state over treatment of incarcerated mentally ill

A civil rights organization filed a lawsuit Monday against the state over the treatment of mentally ill inmates at the Montana State Prison and at the Montana State Hospital.

Disability Rights Montana sued seven top officials with both the state Departments of Corrections and Health and Human Services, saying mentally ill inmates are “subjected to a cruel system that exacerbates, rather than treats and ameliorates their mental illness.”

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Adverse Childhood Experience Study

4/1/14: This week on "Homeground Radio:" Suppose we had a tool that could predict people's future problems: alcoholism, depression, diabetes, heart disease. In fact, we may have that tool. It's the Adverse Childhood Experiences test, or A.C.E. So now, what do we do with it? Dr.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:40 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Newscast 03-31-2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us uninsured Montanans have just a few more hours to sign up for health coverage. We also have more on that 4.8 magnitude earthquake in Yellowstone Park this weekend. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with state Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy about tomorrow's summit on equal pay - and how to close the gender pay gap. 

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Equal pay
4:38 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Montana women wanting equal pay are better off working construction than finance

Montana Commissioner of Labor and Industry, Pam Bucy

Montana women earn 67 cents on the dollar of what men make, placing us 39th in the country when it comes to the gender pay gap. That fact prompted Governor Steve Bullock to form an Equal Pay for Equal Work task force, and to co-sponsor a summit on equal pay that kicks off tonight, and runs through tomorrow, at Montana State University in Bozeman.
    State Labor commissioner Pam Bucy is co-chair of the equal pay task force and a participant in tomorrow's summit.

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