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Study: Carnivores’ return helps Yellowstone park streams

The return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping restore a landscape that had been altered in their absence and allowing streams to return to a more natural state, according to a new study.

Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Montana, not Washington, D.C.

Oregon man rescues kitten glued to road

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

A Silverton, Oregon, man said he made a disturbing discovery while driving to work Friday morning: A kitten that was apparently glued to the road, stuck in a busy lane of traffic.

Shawn Vestal: Gianforte comments just a drop in Trump’s dizzying flood of misinformation

In Montana, the president’s stream of rhetoric was the manipulative, conspiratorial story of “the caravan,” and what it reveals about the Trump movement. His caravan tale – and the manner in which it was peddled to those prepared to believe it by distortion in right-wing echo chambers – drew on every tool in the propagandists’ playbook, from racist dog-whistling to conspiratorial insinuations to the demonization of political opponents to whispers, winks and nods.

Missoula prepares for President Trump’s arrival

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Less than 24 hours before President Trump lands at the Missoula International Airport, the people in Montana’s second-largest city appeared unaware of the high-profile political rally aimed at maintaining Republican control of the U.S. Senate.

Judge halts Saturday’s grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the animals.