Montana Montana

Charmayne Healy (left) and Miranda Kirk (right), co-founders of the Aaniiih Nakoda Anti-Drug Movement, have helped Melinda Healy (center) with their peer-support programs. Nora Saks/MTPR hide caption

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2 Sisters Try To Tackle Drug Use At A Montana Indian Reservation

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Republican Greg Gianforte (right) welcomes Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, onto the stage at a rally in East Helena, Mont., on May 11. Gianforte, a businessman, is embracing his party's president in his race for the state's open congressional seat. Bobby Caina Calvan/AP hide caption

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Rob Quist is the Democrat running in the Montana special election. Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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Trump Casts Shadow Over Tightening Montana Special Election

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The three candidates, from left, Republican Greg Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks, who are vying to fill Montana's only congressional seat. Bobby Caina Calvan/AP hide caption

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Candidates Confront GOP Health Care Bill In Montana Special Election

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Rob Quist, the Democrat who's running for an open U.S. House race in Montana, campaigns at the University of Montana on April 27, 2017. Quist is a political newcomer who's a well-known country singer in the state. Josh Burnham/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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A Singing Cowboy, A Millionaire And Rifles Dominate Montana Special Election

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Emmie de Wit, who usually works in a Biosafety Level 4 Lab, spent time in less secure labs in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Above, she prepares to test Ebola patient blood samples. Courtesy of NIAID hide caption

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Flathead Lake in Montana's Flathead Valley is fed by the glaciers in Glacier National Park. Here in rural northwest Montana, there is postelection unease in some communities about far-right extremist views entering the mainstream. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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In Montana, An Unease Over Extremist Views Moving Out Of The Woods

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(Left to right) Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, and Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb. Jim Cole, Wilson Ring, AJ Mast/AP hide caption

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This year the U.S. Forest Service is only issuing personal-use permits in Montana's national forests. Nicky Ouellet for NPR hide caption

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Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

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"Some days I wake up and go, 'Am I wasting time, when I could be on chemotherapy or getting a surgery?' " asks Tony Lapinski, a Montana veteran who worries about what is causing his severe back pain. Michael Albans for NPR hide caption

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Despite $10B 'Fix,' Veterans Are Waiting Even Longer To See Doctors

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Theresa Mondale, a broker with United Country Real Estate in western Montana, says her sales of off-grid, "survivalist" properties have risen by 50 percent over the past several years. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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In The Rural Northwest, A Growing Market For Survivalist Homes

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Susan Cahill, owner of All Families Healthcare, stands in front of the first building in Kalispell, Mont., where she offered abortion services. After vandalism closed her last clinic down, Missoula became the nearest place for women in the Flathead Valley to find abortion services. Corin Cates-Carney/MTPR hide caption

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Amy Thomson holds 2-month-old Isla in Seattle Children's Hospital in early 2014. When the Thomson family learned Isla's heart was failing, they took an air ambulance from Butte, Mont., to Seattle to get medical care. Courtesy of the Thomson family hide caption

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Lifesaving Flights Can Come With Life-Changing Bills

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A bison herd with calves travels through Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park. The park has proposed a cull of 1,000 bison, primarily cows and calves, this winter. Neal Herbert/National Park Service/Flickr hide caption

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Bull trout are running out of time in Montana as their traditional waters heat up, biologists say. By moving more than 100 fish to higher elevations, fisheries scientists hope to save the species by seeding a new population in waters that will stay cooler longer. Jim Mogen/USFWS hide caption

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Scientists Try Radical Move To Save Bull Trout From A Warming Climate

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Kevin Murphy says he is proud of what he and the other workers do at the Rosebud mine, including digging the coal and reclaiming the land afterward. Amy Martin/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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New EPA Rules Motivate Montana To Look Beyond Coal

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Susan Cahill, owner of All Families Healthcare, stands in front of the first building in Kalispell, Mont., where she offered abortion services. After vandalism closed her last clinic down, Missoula became the nearest place for women in the Flathead Valley to find abortion services. Corin Cates-Carney/MTPR hide caption

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How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

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An analysis shows the monthly premiums for many people with Obamacare policies will not much change in 2016. But the high increases of some policies are drawing fire. Rob Colvin/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Health Insurance Premiums Will Go Up In 2016, But By How Much?

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