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Thursday

A portion of Jervois Global's Idaho Cobalt Operations mine near Salmon, Idaho Oct. 7, 2022 Eric Whitney/NPR hide caption

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Cobalt is in demand, so why did America's only cobalt mine close?

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Monday

The Supreme Court hears a case with implications for the shrinking Colorado River

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President Trump's order to keep meatpacking plants open is aimed at maintaining the kind of supermarket selection that was seen at a store in southeast Denver on Monday. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Between 20,000 to 30,000 people visit Yellowstone National Park each month in the winter, many to snowmobile the park's groomed roads and trails. To keep the park open during the shutdown, local hotels have teamed up with concessionaires to pay park employees to plow and groom roads, as well as to clean bathrooms. Eric Whitney/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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Private Companies Are Paying To Keep Roads Groomed, Bathrooms Cleaned In Yellowstone

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Monday

Who Is Responsible For Burned Trees After A Wildfire?

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Thursday

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, warned that failure of a Medicaid-funding initiative on the ballot could make for a tough legislative session in 2019. William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

How The Kavanaugh Nomination Battle Is Playing Out In Montana's Senate Race

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Wednesday

Veterans' Issues Take Center Stage In Montana Politics

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Thursday

Sens. Jon Tester, left, and Steve Daines, speaking together in Jardine, Mont., in August 2017. Both said recently they want the Indian Health Service to have new, strong leadership soon. Matthew Brown/AP Photo/Matthew Brown hide caption

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Tuesday

Anna Whiting Sorrell, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in northwest Montana, had hernia surgery a couple of years ago. The Indian Health Service picked up a part of the tab for the surgery but denied coverage for follow-up appointments. Mike Albans for NPR hide caption

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Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

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Thursday

Montana Wildfires Reignite Logging Debate

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Thursday

Montana Fire Season Reaches Dangerous New Level

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Wednesday

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Steve Daines of Montana (right) talks with fellow Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Pat Roberts in a White House meeting in June on the GOP health care strategy, which would include deep cuts to Medicaid. Montana insurers say the plan worries them. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Montana Insurers Say Medicaid Cuts Would Drive Up Cost Of Private Health Plans

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Wednesday

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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Tuesday

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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Monday

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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Wednesday

President Donald Trump signs the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act at the White House on Wednesday. Molly Riley/Pool/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

Every spring Yellowstone opens about 50 miles of its main thoroughfares to bikes only. Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service hide caption

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Before Cars Come In, Bikes Accompany Bison In Yellowstone

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Thursday

Mary Lynne Bill-Old Coyote, Montana's director of Indian health, says the ACA has helped build the community by providing job opportunities. Montana saw 3 percent growth last year in the number of health care jobs. Courtesy of Thom Bridge/Helena Independent Record hide caption

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Obamacare Brought Jobs To Indian Country That Could Vanish With Repeal

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Friday

Ruth McCafferty, who works in Kalispell, Mont., credits the training she got through the state's Medicaid expansion with helping her get a good job. Eric Whitney / MTPR hide caption

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Montana May Be Model For Future Medicaid Work Requirement

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Tuesday

Nurses teach patients how to use equipment and do peritoneal dialysis at home. Life in View/Science Source hide caption

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Feds Say More People Should Try Dialysis At Home

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