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Hecla forging ahead with northwest Montana mines

Officials with an Idaho-based mining company developing two large copper and silver mines in Northwest Montana said they are undeterred by a recent ruling that could let the state label its CEO a “bad actor” because of a failed mine clean-up more than two decades ago in a different part of the state.

Medical school clash revives for-profit vs. nonprofit flap

Two universities are eyeing the chance to be the first to build a medical school in one of the few states without one. The jockeying of the two schools — one a nonprofit, the other for-profit — to open campuses in Montana highlights the rapid spread of for-profit medical learning centers despite their once-blemished reputation.


Out of house and home

As home prices soar and more people move in, Flathead Valley residents find themselves stymied by a dwindling supply of rental properties.

Kalispell hospital nurses strike

Hundreds of nurses in Kalispell walked off the job Tuesday morning after contract negotiations between members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare 1199NW and management at Logan Health fell apart last week following 18 months of talks.

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