Edward O'Brien

Assistant News Director

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Climate change
2:24 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

A changing climate impacting birds?

The "Shifting Skies" report
Credit National Wildlife Federation

A new report finds a variety of birds are - and likely will be well into the future - facing significant climate-related challenges.

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Montana News
1:51 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Caregiving for the elderly and disabled is rewarding and very stressful

Experts says that providing care for the elderly or the disabled can be a very rewarding experience. It can also be extremely challenging work.
     A company providing in-home non-medical services to the Missoula and Ravalli counties recently launched a family caregiver stress relief program to specifically address those challenges.
     In this feature interview, Home Instead Senior Care owner, Denise Krueger, says home care is becoming an increasingly popular alternative.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation list
2:37 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Montana's historic rural schoolhouses make endangered list

Burnham school
Charlotte Caldwell

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released its listing of America's eleven "Most Endangered Historic Places".

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Fireworks ordinance
1:55 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Wanna use fireworks in Missoula's city limits? It may cost you...

Credit City of Missoula

When it comes to fireworks there doesn't seem to be lots of middle ground; you either love them or would be quite pleased if you never heard or saw one again in your life.

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River recreation
2:00 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Survey to study river recreation patterns

Credit Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Various agencies are teaming-up to research recreation patterns on the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers.
     The study will be conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and the University of Montana.
     The point of the survey is to find out what river users like about our waterways and where they'd like to see some improvements made.

In this feature interview, F-W-P's Fishing Access Site Manager, Chet Crowser, says one thing is clear; people love our rivers and more of us are using them.

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Marketplace Fairness Act
12:58 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Montana AG opposes "internet sales tax" bill

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

The "Marketplace Fairness Act" - better known as the "Internet Sales Tax" bill -  recently passed the U.S. Senate without the help of Montana Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester.
      The proposal will soon go before the U-S House where it's widely expected to face a more skeptical reception. Montana Republican Representative Steve Daines has already gone on the record opposing the measure. 

If implemented, it would require states to force e-commerce retailers in other states to collect sales taxes for them.

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Missoula sexual assault allegations
11:04 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Missoula county attorney says U.S. Department of Justice is "out of line"

Diversity in government
2:15 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

USDA Deputy Undersecretary; there's "strength in diversity"

Butch Blazer

The USDA's Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment says he believes there's strength in diversity.

Butch Blazer's been touring Idaho and Montana to talk about a number of issues including an effort to bring greater diversity to the ranks of the Department of Agriculture.

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bark beetle insecticide spraying
2:27 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF bark beetles not invited to the picnic

Spraying
Credit Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

As we recently told you, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will soon begin applying insecticides in popular recreation areas.

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Hunger in Montana
9:55 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Summer presents unique challenges for Montana's "food insecure"

Montana Food Bank Network CEO, Gayle Gifford

Summer is almost here and for many Americans that's the time to think about spending a few well-earned days away from work and getting away for an adventure.
     For many though, it's also a time of increased anxiety and stress because it can sometimes be a little more difficult to find that next meal.   
  

In this feature interview, Edward O'Brien speaks with Gayle Gifford, C.E.O of the Montana Food Bank Network.

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