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State health officials have removed two top leaders at the Montana State Hospital (MHS), according to a watchdog group. A new interim administrator is overseeing the facility.
A flag's primary purpose is to be recognized from a distance. That means few colors, no lettering and a clear distinction from other flags. Ideally, it should be simple enough for a child to draw it from memory. So, how did Montana end up with such a complicated flag? Learn more in this episode of The Big Why.
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Bold Women: Fort Shaw Indian School, basketball & bridging cultural divides
Around 1892, two new entities serendipitously collided. One was Fort Shaw Indian School west of Great Falls. The other was the sport of basketball.
Bold Women: Fannie Sperry Steele, bronc busting 'Champion of the World'
Fannie Sperry Steele raised thoroughbreds, worked in Wild West shows and competed in rodeos, winning firsts and setting records, especially in bronc riding.
Bold Women: 'The whirlwind' Maggie Smith Hathaway, champion for women's suffrage
Of all Montana counties, Ravalli — the Bitterroot — had the most pro-suffrage votes. Historians attribute that to Maggie Smith Hathaway.
Bold women: Women’s influence on Montana's Constitution
In the 1950s and 60s, membership in groups like the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women spiked in Montana. Both groups promote, still today, non-partisan involvement by women in policy making and governance.
Bold Women: Annie Morgan and her mysterious cloth bag
Annie Morgan, an African-American woman, was born in Baltimore. After the Civil War, she worked her way west, probably as an army cook. Around 1887, she landed in Philipsburg.
Bold Women: Lucille Otter, dedicated fighter for wilderness and voting rights
Lucille Otter was a dedicated fighter. Through will and skill, she made good things happen on the Flathead Reservation.
Get a recap of this week's action at the Montana Legislature with news and analysis from Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels. Online Friday afternoons. On air Saturdays at 9:44 a.m.
The campaign rhetoric, power struggles and 2022 election results converge in the 68th Montana Legislature. Join us Mondays at 7:45 a.m. for a breakdown of what we’re watching in the statehouse.
Fannie Sperry-Steele atop a rearing horse as the Champion Lady Bucking Horse Rider, Winnipeg Stampede, 1913.
Edward F. Marcell
Fannie Sperry Steele raised thoroughbreds, worked in Wild West shows and competed in rodeos, winning firsts and setting records, especially in bronc riding.
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Children's flu medication was hard to come by in December 2022 as a wave of respiratory viruses spread across the country.
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A total of 295 types of drugs — everything from sedatives to children's flu medicine — were in short supply in 2022, according to a new report from the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security.
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