Corin Cates-Carney

Corin Cates-Carney is the Flathead Valley reporter for MTPR.

Corin has worked for NPR, and is a UM Journalism School Graduate.

Medical marijuana patients and the businesses that serve them are waiting for the next legal turn after a court filing last Friday.

  Today state lawmakers heard from chronic pain patients who want to reform Montana’s policy regarding access to pain medications like opioids.

Casey Brock from Glendive and Terri Anderson from Hamilton call the reform ‘The Montana Pain Patients’ Bill of Rights."

A group of pain patients testifying before state lawmakers Friday says Montana has become a hostile place for people who suffer from chronic pain.

Denise Juneau is running as a Democrat for Montana’s lone seat in Congress.

Montana lawmakers are considering a change to the state’s rape law. A draft bill would update the definition of “consent” in cases of sexual assault. Current law defines the term ‘without consent’ but leaves the word ‘consent’ mostly undefined.

State lawmakers on Tuesday heard that there is a $300,000 problem with the state’s new crime lab. It’s set to open in Billings in May.

All across the nation last Saturday anti federal land activists protested what they consider to be wide -ranging federal government overreach. In Montana, the self-titled Citizens for Constitutional Freedom gathered in Lewistown.

Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, the group that occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, is holding nationwide rallies this weekend, including one in Lewistown Montana. 

A video and Facebook post released today by the group's Executive Director Jake Morphonios calls for citizens to fight back and restore the U.S. constitution as the supreme law of the land.

A few miles outside Glacier National Park in northwest Montana is land known as the Badger-Two Medicine, the ancestral home of the Blackfeet tribe.

But it's also the site of 18 oil and gas development leases, and an energy company is heading to federal court March 10 to fight for the right to drill there after decades of delay.

Blackfeet tribal historian John Murray doesn't want the drilling to begin.

Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau rallied support at the Capitol today as she filed her bid for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat. 

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