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Jackie Yamanaka

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outlined his priorities reflected in his budget during a conference call with reporters. On that list are issues important in the West. This includes money to fix the maintenance backlog at the national parks, combat invasive species, protect water resources, and remove dead and dying trees to lessen the catastrophic impact of forest fires.

  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke about economic inequality and the failings of the country’s health care system this weekend as he sought to rally Montanans to vote for Rob Quist
  • Yellowstone National Park wants to hear more from the public on potential effects on the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout project
  • It will be the first new coal mine in Wyoming in decades and a state regulatory council meets this week on whether to give the go-ahead

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

Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, persistent rain keeps rancher Sterling Small from getting into the hills to check on his new calf crop and seeding the barley he'll use for forage next winter, so he decided to head to Oklahoma to compete in an Indian Rodeo.


courtesy Neltje

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.


Jackie Yamanaka

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


Austin Neill

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

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

Anne Helen Petersen/Anne Helen Petersen

Montanans are not the only ones interested in the upcoming special election. BuzzFeed Senior Culture Writer Anne Helen Petersen recently wrote about what the nation ought to learn from the race to fill the state's lone House seat. She’s joined in conversation by YPR’s Brie Ripley.

  

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