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Billings Gazette editor Darrell Ehrlick was raised Methodist, studied religion as an undergraduate, then attended seminary. Now he's Muslim. YPR's Brie Ripley spoke with Ehrlick about why he took pen to his opinion column to announce his decision to convert.


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The Montana Human Rights Network says in the weeks after the general election it has seen an increase in the number of hate incidents. That is why the organization created an on-line hate activity reporting tool.

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A Helena judge ruled that medical marijuana providers can accept more than three-patients immediately rather than waiting six more months for the initiative to take effect. 

The Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative approved in November was a victory for people like Katie Wetch, who endure chronic pain.


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Montana authorities want to put convicted murderer Barry Beach back in prison after he was granted clemency by the governor last year.

The U.S. House has approved a water rights settlement with the Blackfeet tribe as part of a broader bill addressing water projects across the nation.

An effort by Democratic leadership to get some so-called  "silver bullet" bills this legislative session, like they had in 2015, was denied by Republicans this week in a rules committee.

The term "silver bullet" was created in the 2015 session to describe the process of moving legislation from a committee onto the House floor with a simple majority vote. That usually requires a supermajority, which makes it easier for a majority party to block bills they don’t like.

After a decade of making music together, Paper Bird shifted their lineup, welcoming Carleigh Aikins, who joined Sarah Anderson and Genevieve Patterson as one of band's lead singers. In late 2016, the Denver band released their first recording of its songs, which often remind listeners of territory between Fleet Foxes and Fleetwood Mac. The album benefited from the production expertise of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates.

There's a new effort underway in the state to better connect hospitals, doctors' offices and other health care providers. Like, through the internet. That's not really happening much now, and it's frustrating to doctors like Michael Vlases with Bozeman Health:

Thirty years ago, a new face debuted on daytime television: Oprah Winfrey.

The new podcast, "Making Oprah," produced by member station WBEZ, chronicles Oprah's rise to stardom. Journalist Jenn White tells Oprah's story from her early days on her first talk show, AM Chicago, through to the biggest, most outrageous moments when 40 million people a week were watching her national show.

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Evening Newscast 12-08-16

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A judge says he will not open to the public the long-running secret negotiations on the cleanup of the nation's largest Superfund site.

Montana authorities want to put convicted murderer Barry Beach back in prison after he was granted clemency by the governor last year.

The U.S. House has approved a water rights settlement with the Blackfeet tribe as part of a broader bill addressing water projects across the nation.

An effort by Democratic leadership to get some so-called  "silver bullet" bills this legislative session, like they had in 2015, was denied by Republicans this week in a rules committee.

The term "silver bullet" was created in the 2015 session to describe the process of moving legislation from a committee onto the House floor with a simple majority vote. That usually requires a supermajority, which makes it easier for a majority party to block bills they don’t like.

After a decade of making music together, Paper Bird shifted their lineup, welcoming Carleigh Aikins, who joined Sarah Anderson and Genevieve Patterson as one of band's lead singers. In late 2016, the Denver band released their first recording of its songs, which often remind listeners of territory between Fleet Foxes and Fleetwood Mac. The album benefited from the production expertise of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates.