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.

Montana Democrats gathered in the Capitol Friday trying to poke holes in the Republican campaign that’s challenging their party’s control of the state’s highest elected office.

A deal reached between Montana-Dakota Utilities and consumer advocates means utility rates in eastern Montana will increase starting April 1.

This year’s gubernatorial race is expected to draw record-breaking amounts of money for the two leading candidates. Recently, the opposing campaigns are disputing where that money is coming from.

On Tuesday, the Montana Board of Medical Examiners indefinitely suspended the license of a Helena doctor they say overprescribed narcotics.

Dr. Mark Ibsen was found to have acted unprofessionally in his treatment of chronic pain patients. The Medical Board also said he failed to properly document patient medical records.

Today The Nature Conservancy and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced a transfer of hundreds of acres of former industrial timber land near Lincoln into public management.

The Nevada Lake Wildlife Management Area southeast of Helmville doubled in size with the land transfer.

Tuesday health care officials and lawmakers are meeting in the capitol for a progress report on Medicaid expansion in Montana. Montana’s expansion, also known as the HELP Act, was signed into law just under a year ago.

The Obama administration has canceled a long disputed oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest, a few miles from Glacier National Park.

Montana got an “A” rating today in a scorecard measuring disclosure and transparency requirements for contributions to state campaigns.

Montana fared better than most states in the scorecard released by the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

On the deadline for candidates to file for public office, a Democrat has been convinced to challenge incumbent Republican Tim Fox for the seat of Montana’s Attorney General. 

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