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Q&A: New Missoulian Editor Matthew Bunk Talks Desk Changes, New Approach with Former MTPR...

Sally Mauk retired as news director of Montana Public Radio in 2014 and still does political analysis for the station. For many years, she...

Lee Enterprises Tests New Model of State Politics Coverage in Montana

When Lee Enterprises pulled two of its most senior political reporters from Helena in May 2015, concern grew over the health of Montana’s political...

Drone Pilots in the Hot Seat as Politicians Squelch Hobby Flights

Consumer drones have become a nuisance to many authorities, including wildland firefighters. In July of 2014, a hobbyist piloted his drone over a fire...

Forest Service Burns Through Fire Budget, Reallocates Funding

To fight fires, the Forest Service receives a certain amount of money from Congress each year. Once it’s exceeded that budget, the agency pulls...

Department of Defense Laws of War Manual Leaves Journalists in the Line of Fire

Matt Robbins and Bryan Denton met in Marjah, Afghanistan, in 2010. It was mid-February, and the U.S.-led offensive to drive the Taliban from a...

Tracking Campaign Spending and Dark Money in the 2016 Election

Even though the 2016 elections won’t take place for several months, money is already pouring into Montana’s political races. In addition to familiar television,...

Montana Shield Laws Now Cover Online Documents

In an era when the federal government repeatedly pressures journalists to compromise sources, legal protection for Montana reporters got a bit stronger. The 2015 Montana...

Newspaper Challenges Montana Statute on Booking Photos

In Montana, a state recognized for its “right to know” laws, newspapers can usually count on access to booking photos of convicted felons; not...

North Dakota Leads Western States in Student Free Speech Laws

In April 2013, an anti-abortion poster was removed from the hallway of Griggs County Central High School in Cooperstown, North Dakota, after a parent...

The Dude Provides

Story by Courtney Anderson  About 1,500 readers visit the Last Best News website daily. Thanks to a campaign to encourage Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges to...

Standing Rock: Native journalists torn between passion and neutrality

Story by Jason Begay, photos by Olivia Vanni See more of MJR's Standing Rock Coverage with this interactive web documentary. Even if it weren’t for that...

Behind the Curtain

By Brooks Johnson Politically minded Montanns should be excited for 2014 — especially if they prefer not to know the donors behind the impending flood...