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Eric Dietrich

Data Reporter

Providing election results, real-time data analysis, and graphics.

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Mara Silvers

Reporter

Covering the hotly contested gubernatorial and attorney general races.

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John S. Adams

Editor-in-Chief

Monitoring the U.S. Senate primaries and providing insight and analysis on key down-ballot races.

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Alex Sakariassen

Contributor

Tracking the U.S. House races and key legislative contests.


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The ivermectin anger

Some people are putting pressure on health care workers to provide unauthorized COVID treatments, particularly in parts of the country where vaccination rates are low, government skepticism is high, and conservative leaders have championed the treatments.



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Special Counsel: Montana Attorney General Knudsen did not harass hospital staff

A legislative probe into a highly publicized incident at a Helena hospital found that Republican Attorney General Austin Knudsen didn’t threaten hospital staff for witholding certain “alternative treatments” for a COVID-19 patient. Democrats aren’t satisfied the inquiry went far enough. Now public officials on both sides are calling for additional investigations.

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UPDATED: Montana COVID FAQ

Montana’s COVID stats and circumstances continue to change rapidly, raising a near constant stream of uncertainties. MTFP is rounding up expert answers to your latest COVID questions. Now including a new survey so you can tell us more about what you need to know.

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The state of Montana education

During an in-person meeting last week, officials from every level of Montana’s education system discussed shared goals and challenges for students and educators in the state. Though most were optimistic about the trajectory of Montana schools, one member of the Board of Regents raised a concern about high school graduates opting not to continue their…


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OPI reports on staffing vacancies and hiring challenges

Montana’s Office of Public Instruction reported to the Board of Public Education this week that the agency currently has nearly 25 vacant positions, 15 of which are in various stages of recruitment. But OPI said it faces challenges in finding new hires, and its assessment of staffing levels drew a critical response from key public…

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CBD ban removed from Montana’s marijuana program

Following pushback from industry stakeholders and lawmakers, the Montana Department of Revenue has removed an unpopular ban on CBD products from the state’s cannabis program, along with a rule that would have barred people with minor criminal convictions from working in the cannabis industry.

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