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Election Protection Committee member and former county commissioner Jane Weber (left) and Clerk and Recorder Sandra Merchant (right) at a Cascade County polling place in Great Falls, MT, June 6, 2023.
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Great Falls Public Schools’ trustees are asking Cascade County commissioners to take over election duties from the clerk and recorder’s office. The trustees cite a strained relationship with Clerk and Recorder Sandra Merchant, as well as concerns over her handling of the school election in May.
70-year-old Inez Keith of Chester, MT explores the wrecked interior of the former Montana State Orphanage’s first building, a huge Victorian mansion that dates back to 1894. Keith lived at the facility for a decade during its final years in operation.
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A Helena listener had a long-simmering curiosity about a relic of Montana history that still sits just across the Beaverhead River from Twin Bridges: The old Montana State Orphanage built in 1894. We took a look around with one of the previous residents. Join us for the tour, on this episode of The Big Why.
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Host Lauren Korn speaks with Erika Fredrickson and Matthew Frank, former ‘Missoula Independent’ reporters and the founders of ‘The Pulp,’ a new independent, non-profit news organization covering politics, arts, and culture in Missoula, Montana.
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Members of the House and Senate raced to pass dueling spending bills ahead of a midnight deadline to fund the federal government.
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The Senate voted 88-9 to approve a short-term spending bill to fund the government through Nov. 17. President Biden signed the bill into law shortly afterward.
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