The original Twin Peaks series really was original — one of the most inventive, unprecedented, sometimes thrillingly unique TV series ever presented. David Lynch directed several episodes, including the very best ones: the mood-establishing pilot and the dreamy and nightmarish third episode with the Tibetan rock toss and the dancing, backwards-talking dwarf in the Red Room.

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The Billings Police Department is gaging interest of Downtown Billings business owners and supporters for a Seattle-based program that provides safe havens for the LGBTQ community. 

Downtown Billings Resource Officers Josh Schoening and Matt Frank first learned about the Safe Place program at a law enforcement conference they attended recently.

Sean Christopher Urbanski will have his first appearance in court Monday in the stabbing death of Richard W. Collins III, an incident that is being investigated by the FBI as a hate crime.

Dorothy is a foster mother of three children in Spring Hill, Fla. Her 15-year-old son has spina bifida and developmental delays, and her 13-year-old daughter is, she says, "mildly autistic." Neither was happy at public school.

"My son was in a lockdown classroom with gang members. It was a bad situation. I was afraid he was going to get hurt," Dorothy says. "My daughter was getting bullied because she spoke out of turn or would get upset easily. Twenty kids in a classroom was a lot for her."

Flathead County Commissioners Friday approved plans for a 100-spot RV park outside the west entrance to Glacier National Park.

With a unanimous vote by the commissioners, the company Glacier Park, Inc., is now cleared to move forward with its plan to develop 25 cabins and a 102-spot recreational vehicle campground adjacent to the village of West Glacier outside the western entrance to the park.

The Environmental Protection Agency has identified two compounds in the mysterious oily sheen detected along the shoreline of Flathead Lake near Somers earlier this month.

Volatile organic compounds and semi-volatile organic compounds were previously detected in samples taken from water pooled along the shoreline at Somers Bay.

Gov. Steve Bullock will hold a signing ceremony tomorrow for a bill that will allow Native Americans to wear traditional regalia during public events, including high school graduations.

“This bill means a lot to me. It’s important that our youth are able to display their culture and their identity during monumental events, such as graduation,” says Marci McLean, the director of Western Native Voice, a nonprofit advocacy group.

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High school students in Billings and Laurel are solving problems for astronauts.


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Tonight on the Blue Light Boogie we hear why these Misters and Misses have come down with a case of the blues.

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The artist known as Neltje was born Neltje Doubleday, daughter of Nelson Doubleday of Doubleday Publishing. Neltje's recent memoir, North of Crazy , is a passionate, compelling, and frank chronicling of an extraordinary life, from her parents' alcoholism and near-abandonment in childhood to finding peace as an abstract expressionist painter living and working in northern Wyoming.

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