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E-Cigarettes May Be Banned Indoors Under Update To Clean Air Act

Rules governing indoor smoking in Yellowstone County could soon include e-cigarettes. A public hearing tonight in Billings will discuss the change.

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On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small talks about his day job at the Indian Health Service in Lame Deer.

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On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small talks about his day job at the Indian Health Service in Lame Deer.


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Big Sky Pride transformed Billings into an epicenter of glitter, rainbows, music and solidarity between LGBTQI+-identifying folks and straight allies over the weekend.

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  • U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to administer the oath of office to Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte next Wednesday
  • Montana's incoming congressman, Greg Gianforte, is calling for civility in politics as heads to Washington with a conviction for assaulting a reporter
  • An earthquake shook a backcountry area in the northwest part of Yellowstone Park last night

Montana’s Secretary of State certified the results of the May 25 special election today, naming Greg Gianforte Montana’s next congressman. Gianforte will be  sworn in as Montana’s next congressman Wednesday,  June 21 in the U.S. Capitol.

There’s been a second death in Yellowstone National Park in just over a week. The Park says a kayak guide died yesterday while attempting to rescue a client who capsized in the West Thumb area of Yellowstone Lake.

Three months after a predator-killing cyanide trap sickened a teenage boy in Idaho and killed his dog, the federal government is launching an expanded review of the devices.

A one-paragraph letter, barely a hundred words long, unwittingly became a major contributor to today's opioid crisis, researchers say.

"This has recently been a matter of a lot of angst for me," Dr. Hershel Jick, co-author of that letter, told Morning Edition host David Greene recently. "We have published nearly 400 papers on drug safety, but never before have we had one that got into such a bizarre and unhealthy situation."

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A series of art events and performances celebrating water, called Upstream, begin tomorrow in the Gallatin Valley. One of the organizers, Dede Taylor, said it is an intersection of art and the science of water.

“With climate change we have a situation that is unfathomable in some ways for us as humans," said Taylor. "And I think we need all the tools available. And art and imagination is a crucial tool for how we look to the future of the planet.”

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Big Sky Pride kicks off today in Billings. It’s the first time in nine years that the state’s annual pride festivities will take place in our region’s largest urban center. YPR’s Brie Ripley spoke with members of the festival planning committee about the festival’s history and what folks can expect from this weekend’s celebration.

  • Republican Greg Gianforte was officially declared the winner of Montana's special congressional election today, allowing the Bozeman entrepreneur to be sworn into his first public office and as the state's only representative to the U.S. House
  • Montana would lose nearly $5 million in federal funding if the current health care bill in Congress is enacted
  • U.S. officials are launching an expanded review of predator-killing cyanide traps and additional guidelines for workers deploying the devices after accounts of sick children and dogs across Idaho and Wyoming

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