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How Montana’s LR-131 ‘Born-Alive’ referendum failed

Organized opposition to the initiative spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless volunteer hours trying to get its message to as many Montana voters as possible. As the dust settled on last week’s election, the campaign’s defeat of LR-131 became one of a handful of nationwide wins for the reproductive rights movement, and a…

Crystal Ball: The other youth vote

Before the polls even opened Nov. 8, public school students in Montana had offered a forecast of what was in store. Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4, the Office of Public Instruction administered its annual Youth Vote event, asking K-12 students to vote in a mock election featuring the highest-profile items on the 2022 ticket.…


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