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Celebrating our public lands

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In honor of National Public Land Day the Giant Springs State Park was set to host what was supposed to be a fun filled day full of events but it did not go quite as planned. This was a day to dedicated to give thanks to our public land that we love and cherish but because of the cold weather and low registration the event had to be canceled. One ranger says even thought the event had to be canceled Montana Public Lands still provides us with a sanctuary that always gives us a peace o... More>>

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Group travels across country by bike to raise awareness for mental health

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One group pedaling their way across the country to help raise awareness for suicide and mental health, made a stop in great falls today. We met them early this morning before they left for Stanford. Light the trail is a project by the Jordan Elizabeth Harris foundation to light the way for people suffering in the darkness of depression. The group of riders is pedaling their way across the country following Lewis and Clark’s original path. “The reason we are doing tha...

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Over 1,000 jobs listed for Great Falls

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Brett Doney, President of the Great Falls Development Authority, said there are hundreds if not thousands of openings right here in the Great Falls. Whether you looking for a part-time gig or all the way up to a city position there is something our there for you they need our help getting the word out to get money in your pocket. He said website like SimplyHire, Indeed and SnagAJob has over 1,000 jobs listed and there are even more listed though out the city. Doney said if you need h... More>>

UPDATE: Deputy recounts moment he realized trapped truck driver was alive Video included

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A Park County Deputy is being hailed as a hero on Facebook after coming to the rescue of a man trapped inside the cab of his rolled over semi-truck Friday morning. He shares what was going through his mind when he realized the truck driver was alive.

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What Great Falls need to be number one Video included

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Over the last year the city has brought in more businesses, like Walmart, Teriyaki Madness and even boosting up the West Bank area. In the meantime mom and pop stores are losing money and slowly shutting their doors. Brett Doney, president of the great falls development authority says there's ways around it. He said,"Other mom and pops are flourishing so you can compete but you choose were to compete so its all about value and customer service and convincing shoppers they ought ... More>>

Trump: "We can't have madmen out there shooting rockets all over the place"

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally speech in Alabama. Trump says during a rally for Sen. Luther Strange that "We can't have madmen out there shooting rockets all over the place." 

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Verizon will continue to serve rural Montana Video included

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Earlier this week, Verizon informed their customers they were using too much data on an unlimited plan, and they were technically roaming. Obviously, sparking a lot of outrage from not only customers, but our political leaders, including Senator Jon Tester.  Verizon responded to Tester's demands today, announcing that the company will continue to serve Montanans. Tester says that wireless communication is critical for not only Montana families, but businesses and emergency first... More>>

Helena man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography

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Missoula, MT - Domenick Howard was sentenced yesterday in federal court for possession of child pornography. U.S. District Court Senior Judge Charles C. Lovell sentenced Howard to 120 months in prison, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. 

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Applestem opening postponed

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If you were set to head to the Applestem Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch outside of Vaughn, there’s been a change in plans....

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Suspect in Pablo shooting death released

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RONAN, Mont. (AP) - A suspect in the shooting death of a man in northwestern Montana has been released from jail while law enforcement officers investigate whether the shooting was a case of self-defense. 

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Glacier National Park prepares for winter

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West Glacier, MT - Glacier National Park has began the winterizing process to prepare for the fall and winter seasons. A press release from the park states all the hotels operated by Glacier National Park Lodges inside the park are now closed for the season. 

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UPDATE: Daisy Dukes bouncer sent to hospital after stabbing, one man arrested

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Billings Police say a Daisy Dukes security guard is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed in the leg. 

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Volunteers wanted for Fall Family Fest

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Giant Springs State Park is searching for volunteers to help with this year's Fall Family Fest taking place on Saturday, October 14th from 1 pm until 4 pm at the Heritage Picnic Area. Call 727-1212 to volunteer and they will explain what each activity will entail.  More>>

Verizon won't terminate Montana contracts

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Verizon has reversed its decision to cut rural Montanans from their network. 

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First Lady heads to WH garden for planting, harvesting

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting.

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Jail faces class-action lawsuit for posting mug shots online

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer for a man who sued a Pennsylvania county jail for posting his mug shot online says as many as 70,000 former inmates could have claims in a class-action lawsuit.

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Montana man dies of injuries suffered in weekend assault

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The FBI says a 30-year-old Lame Deer man has died of injuries suffered in an assault last weekend.

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Verizon will not terminate Montana contracts

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester has successfully defended Montanans from Verizon’s attempt to terminate contracts. Verizon responded to Tester’s demands Friday. Tester received assurances from Verizon that no Montanans will be involuntarily removed from their contract.

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Man dies after being beaten in Lame Deer

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The BIA and FBI are investigating an incident that occurred on September 17th in Lame Deer that left Ozzy Lee Wilson hospitalized. Friday morning the FBI confirmed that Wilson has died as a result of those injuries. 

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FWP hosting hunter's education Field Day in Billings

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This Saturday at 7 a.m. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Billings will hold their seasonal hunter's education Field Day. It's taking place at their headquarters in Billings.  FWP's Bob Gibson says kids and adults have been taking hunter education classes at schools in Yellowstone County.  This Saturday, they'll know how to use hunting safety precautions. "Anybody in Montana that goes hunting needs to be safe, ethical and legal, and that's what we try to teach ... More>>

Indian Relay Championships happening in Billings this weekend

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It's expected to be the largest gathering in the history of the sport. 

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The 8th annual Fix Up Festival kicks off this weekend

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This weekend is the eighth annual Fix Up Festival. This annual Festival is put on by Bozeman Sunrise Rotary. The Fix Up Festival brings together hundreds of volunteers to help improve the lives of our less fortunate neighbors.                                            ...

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Preparing your car for winter driving

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It may only be September, but winter is already well on its way. 

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Now Hiring! Montana politicians talk Mermen

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As many have come to learn politicians interacting on Twitter is really a thing. But, what happens when an elected official has a lead on a job opening and suggests others should apply? 

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Helena man gets 10 years for child pornography

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29-year-old Domenick James Howard of Helena was sentenced Thursday in federal court for possession of child pornography. According to the Department of Justice, Howard entered a guilty plea on May 31st. This, after Howard was arrested for a probation violation in April of 2016. At that time, his electronic devices were seized and searched. Examiners state they found image and video files depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. At least one file showed images of a fema... More>>

Gas prices rising across the country

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Gas prices are rising across the country, and especially during and after natural disasters like hurricanes.  We researched this all day and spoke with BP and Exxon Mobil earlier and they pointed me in the direction of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturer. After repeated phone calls and an email, they never got back to us but after doing some research, We found there are a few reasons why our gas prices have gone up here in the treasure state. One of the reasons i... More>>

911 transcripts from officer involved shooting released

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Today, the 911 transcripts for the officer involved shooting that left one man dead have been released. 

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Jazz Night at the Ozark with the History Museum Video included

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Join the History Museum for it's annual "Jazz Night at the Ozark," featuring the Bud Nicholls Big Band! The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 7:00-10:00pm at the History Museum. Tickets are $25/person, $22/members. You can purchase tickets at the door but it is recommended you purchase them in advance to reserve a spot. The night will also feature a cash bar and food wagon.  History Museum Director Jim Meinert says the event has been going on for abou...

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What is happening to Browning?

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What's happening to the town of Browning? According to Tribal Chairman Harry Barns, Browning doesn't exist anymore as a town. Here is a little history, in 20-15 the Browning City Council announced they were bankrupt. 

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Big name stores putting more mom and pop stores out of business Video included

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Great Falls continues to lose mom and pop businesses and now another store will be closing there doors forever. Petcetra is closing it's doors after serving great falls for nearly 20 years and owners Mike and Shelia Klepps said keeping the shop open has been difficult for a while now, but the recent opening of Petsmart has pushed them over the edge...  Both the owners say that it's been a pleasure serving the city of Great Falls and putting smiles on the faces of kids and adults... More>>

New partnerships will help families faster

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In an effort to get help to people quicker My Neighbor In Need teamed up with Saint Vincent De Paul. When someone asks for help to find things for the home like a bed, or a couch,  they usually need it right away. 

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Montana legislators tweet for Sip 'n Dip merman job Video included

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Montana's legislators are finding common ground... over mermen. 

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Great Falls Police Department host gun auction Video included

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Every year, the Great Falls Police Department ends up with over a hundred weapons that were either donated, never claimed or seized. Thursday in an auction, those guns were sold and that money will now go back into the general fund for the city of Great Falls. Under Montana law, it states that firearms cannot be destroyed hence, GFPD holding Thursday auction.  Jim Wells, GFPD media relations officer, said that these guns were not involved in any crimes and officers check al... More>>

Suspect identified after robbing Great Falls Food Bank

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The man that burglarized the Great Falls Food Bank earlier this month has been identified. According to the Facebook page of the Great Falls Police Department, 27 year-old Brandon Burshia is the man who broke into the the Food Bank last Thursday. 

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Trump nominates 4 for TVA board

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 The White House says President Donald Trump is nominating people from four states to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors....

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Billings human trafficking trial continued until 2018

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A federal judge has continued the trial of Terrance Tyrell Edwards until January 29, 2018. Edwards was arrested on Human Trafficking charges involving three minors. in Billings last year.

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Women's Foundation funds equity projects across Montana

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Missoula, MT- The Women's Foundation of Montana, a project of the Montana Community Foundation, has invested in ten grants to help support programs that focus on creating systemic change to improve the economic status of women, supporting initiatives that give girls the tools to be financially successful, and programs that improve women’s economic security and equalize the pay gap. 

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Study: Montana's average temperature continues to increase

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana climate study found the state's average temperature continues to increase, winter snowpack is decreasing and the fire and growing seasons are lasting longer while drought conditions are expected to increase in frequency and duration.

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Fire department responding to fire at business on Grand Ave. in Billings

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We have a crew headed there and will keep you updated. 

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The Latest: Trump targets North Korea in new executive order

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea.

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Judge orders Browning to turn over assets to Blackfeet tribe Video included

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A state judge has ordered the town of Browning to turn over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe to settle lawsuits between the two governments.

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US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria.

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Montana preparing to take over after EPA asbestos cleanup Video included

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure.

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Humane Society of Western Montana assisting pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey Video included

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The Humane Society of Western Montana is helping animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. This week they're sending their Director of Programs and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Mariah Scheskie, to the lone star state to volunteer. 

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Maria moving north of Dominican Republic

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Maria has killed at least 10 people across the Caribbean.

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President Trump gives hurricane update

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The president says in a meeting with the president of Ukraine that Texas and Florida are emerging from the hurricanes but says Puerto Rico was "absolutely obliterated" and the U.S. Virgin Islands were "flattened."

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No holiday hiring for Walmart, just more hours

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The latest government reading of the labor market showed a record number of unfilled positions, more than 600,000 of them from retail. 

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Mexico City earthquake impacts local Pastor

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The impact of Mexico City’s earthquake has one man in Great Falls a little shaken up. Pastor Steven Schlund of Peace Lutheran Church has three family members currently living  where the devastation took place.

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Eight candidates fighting to be Montana's next U.S. Senate Video included

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Six republicans have announced they will actively pursue a spot in  the US Senate race. Troy Downing, an air veteran, Russell Fagg ,a former state representative, Scott Roy McLean, Ronald Murray, Albert Olszewski,  former Montana House Representative from district 11, and Matt Rosendale, who currently serves as Montana's state auditor. On the democratic side Senator John Tester will also seek re-election in the November primary, right now he is the only democrat who has mad... More>>

Students to be released from hospital after fatal crash Video included

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Superintendent, Bob Connors, of the Glasgow Public School System said he spent most of the day going from school to school checking in with students.   KFBB also learned that the chaperone on the bus, who was also injured, was a 64 year old woman from Glasgow.  The Montana Highway Patrol said both drivers were wearing their seat belts.  Mitch Willet, the trooper on the scene says, as far as why the pick up, driven by 31-year-old Steiger, crossed the center line that's ...

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Wildfire season projected to increase two days per year, according to new assessment Video included

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Since 1950, the average temperature across Montana has increased by about three degrees. That's according to the new Montana Climate Assessment released Wednesday by Montana State University.  And now the question has become: what are industry leaders going to do about it?  Changing weather patterns is nothing new for Montana, and in general, is an expected phenomenon among farmers, ranchers, researchers and scientists alike.  But more recently, those ... More>>

Celebrate National Public Lands day with Giant Springs State Park Video included

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Come celebrate National Public Lands day with Giant Springs State Park a weekend early on Saturday, Sept. 23rd.  The day will give folks a chance to enjoy some fresh air, give back to their parks, and enjoy complimentary lunch! The event runs from 10:00-1:00pm, and while the schedule is flexible, organizers are hoping to start off the day with folks riding their bikes to the park, followed by an hour of staining picnic tables, followed by a BBQ lunch.  Organizer Tamara Tol...

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More than 300 guardsmen remain on fires

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Despite the recent rain across Montana we remain in a state of disaster.  Just last week more than 500 guardsmen were helping to battle fires but now roughly 200 have been sent home. These men and women could be activated again at a moment’s notice.  The guardsmen that do remain out on the fires are helping in a variety of ways... whether it's acting as security, helping to train fire fighters, mopping up, or even assisting in radio communications. Captain Ryan ... More>>

Sears Hometown Store Re-Opens

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After closing it's doors unexpectedly for three days the Sears Hometown Store at Holiday Village Mall has re-opened. 

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GFCMSU to host engineer day

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Great Falls - The Bureau of labor Statistics says as of 2014, there were nearly 300,000 Civil Engineering jobs in the U.S. Great Falls College MSU (GFCMSU) adds that this field is growing, with a 19% increase in jobs expected from 2010 to the year 2020. 

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Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger

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Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood.

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2 senators call for monument honoring black Civil War hero

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the 2015 epicenter of a national move to strip away Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus building in a nation divided by the issue.

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Trump administration considering lower refugee limits

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

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Florida suspends license of nursing home over Irma deaths

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.

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Wisconsin couple plead not guilty in caged child case

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RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to locking her 9-year-old granddaughter in a basement kennel.      Forty-six-year-old Gail Lalonde and 48-year-old Dale Deavers entered their pleas Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court.   

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The Latest: New citizens embrace, criticize Trump video

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Some new U.S. citizens are embracing a videotaped message by President Donald Trump welcoming them to the country, while others said the words felt insincere coming from the man who has ordered a travel ban and cast Mexican immigrants in a negative light.

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Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom ballot language

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth.

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    A Park County Deputy is being hailed as a hero on Facebook after coming to the rescue of a man trapped inside the cab of his rolled over semi-truck Friday morning. He shares what was going through his mind when he realized the truck driver was alive.

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    Brett Doney, President of the Great Falls Development Authority, said there are hundreds if not thousands of openings right here in the Great Falls. Whether you looking for a part-time gig or all the way up to a city position there is something our there for you they need our help getting the word out to get money in your pocket. He said website like SimplyHire, Indeed and SnagAJob has over 1,000 jobs listed and there are even more listed though out the city. Doney said if you need h...
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    Verizon has reversed its decision to cut rural Montanans from their network. 

    Verizon has reversed its decision to cut rural Montanans from their network. 

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