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Forest Service unveils Crazy Mountains land swap proposal

More than a year after the Crazy Mountain Access Project group put a land swap proposal before the Custer Gallatin National Forest, the public now has an opportunity to comment on the deal, which seeks to consolidate checkerboard land in the Crazy Mountains. If the swap is approved, the Forest Service will acquire 6,430 acres…

Blackfeet Nation challenges Montana’s ban on vaccine mandates

Montana’s vaccination discrimination law is one of the most controversial pandemic-related measures passed by Republican state lawmakers in 2021. Its rollout has created confusion within schools, health care facilities, and counties. And it has been challenged as unconstitutional by health care facilities, doctors, and nurses. A new complaint exposed a new conflict: whether the state can enforce the…

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…


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