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Business Leaders Look To Fill Workforce Shortage

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Business leaders in Bozeman are looking for ways to fill a need for workers in the hospitality industry.
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Farmers Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

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People all over the world came together Tuesday to pay tribute and help the planet in a variety of ways, but farmers and ranchers protect the earth every day.
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President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family Video included

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KHQ.COM - The President has arrived in Washington State to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force touched down in Everett shortly after 12:30 today. Obama will tour the area of Oso and visit with families who loved ones were killed in the devastating mudslide. More>>

Regional Headlines: Foster Parents of the Year; Explosives Suspect in Court; Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Super Heroes Visit Kids

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Here are some stories making headlines around the region: Foster Parents of the Year; Explosives Suspect in Court; Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Super Heroes Visit Kids More>>

ACT Testing Offered Free To Montana Students

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Nearly 10,000 public school students around the state will take the ACT Plus Writing test on Wednesday for free. The cost of the test is covered by a $28 million grant awarded to the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in 2011.
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MSU Collects Recyclables In Garbage

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30-percent of Montana State University's trash is full of recyclable materials. To bring awareness to Earth Day, MSU staff and students went through garbage and collected recyclable items.
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Training Tip: Linking Behaviors

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The Humane Society of Western Montana's Jean Biggins, and Bella show you how to teach your dog to link behaviors. To do this Biggins does several tricks in a row, before giving Bella a treat."We're going to help you do this with puppy push up's, which is a sit up, sit down. They don't get the treat until they complete all three," Biggins said. Biggins said if your dog isn't good at the sit down cue, you may need to lure them using treats. "The down into sit is often the hardest part, so now I... More>>

Sen. Walsh Creates Caucus To Support MT Distilleries

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Senator John Walsh is on a mission to cut through federal red tape putting a damper on small craft distillery production.Walsh announced on Monday the creation of the Senate Small Distillers Caucus at Headframe Spirits in Uptown Butte. The caucus is a forum for discussing important issues craft distillers face.Walsh said this is important since the industry is growing with 16 distilleries opening across our state since 2005, bringing more than $11 million to the states economy. More>>

MT Runners Finish Boston Marathon

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Thousands of runners return to the spot targeted in a tragic bombing last April. Runners included more than 20 people from Montana. 36,000 runners took on the Boston Marathon that one year ago was the target of a deadly bombing."You just are very aware of what happened last year, so it made it more inspirational to train for it and run it," said Missoula runner Steve Brown.After taking on the race five-years ago Brown never expected to run the race again, but after last year's bombing he said... More>>

Murdoch's Four Corners Store Opening Thursday

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A popular farm and ranch store is opening a new location just outside Bozeman this week.
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Montana Gets More Money For Specialty Crop Grants

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Montana's agriculture community is getting a boost in specialty crop programs.
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Severe Weather Week In Montana

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It's no secret severe weather in Montana can strike at a moment’s notice, causing damage, destruction and even death.
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School District Ballots Mailed Out

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The Gallatin County elections office mails out nearly 50,000 ballots on Monday. Both Bozeman and Belgrade Schools are asking voters to approve general fund operating levies. Bozeman high school district is asking for $145,500 and the elementary school district is asking for $451,300. If approved, it would cost more than four-dollars per taxpayer on a property valued at $100,000. Belgrade is asking for voters to approve $711,000 in the elementary district and $112,000 for the high school. More>>

Commissioners Review Bozeman's Stormwater System

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Bozeman Public Works leaders will present three different recommendations on updating the city's storm water system. Options could cost the city anywhere from one-million to more than two-million dollars. The Bozeman Public Works Department will present three different levels of service that could be done to update the storm water system throughout the city. More>>

Russian Nuclear Inspectors Tour Malmstrom Launch Facilities

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Malmstrom Air Force Base officials confirm Russian inspectors visited Montana to ensure 18 missile launch facilities at the base are demolished. All launch facilities with the 341st Missile Wing were destroyed as part of the 2011 new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia.
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Knievel seeks investigation of festival organizers

Kelly Knievel is asking the attorney general's office to investigate the nonprofit group that has staged the Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte. More>>

First American Wins Boston Marathon Since 1983; Ran With Names Of Victims On Bib

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BOSTON (AP) - The winner of the Boston Marathon men's race had the names of last year's victims written in marker on the corners of his race bib. Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee), the first American to win the men's race since 1983, wore his official runner's bib with the names of the three people killed in last year's marathon. More>>

Grizzly Habitat Purchase

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Land Board has approved the purchase of 320 acres of threatened grizzly bear habitat next to the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area. The state is buying the land from The Conservation Fund for $345,000 with a grant from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to help the recovery of grizzlies in the northern Continental Divide. The 320 acres is considered critical grizzly bear habitat and is adjacent to the 10,397-acre wildlife management area in Teton County.
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Big Sky Closing For Season Sunday

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People have just two days left to ski at the nation's largest ski resort before it closes for the winter season. More>>

Tech Faculty Featured on Weather Channel

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Two faculty members of Montana Tech were recently featured in a story that aired nationally on the Weather Channel. More>>

Report Ranks Lumberjack As 2014's Worst Career

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A new report shows in 2014 logging is at the top of the list of jobs you want to steer clear of. More>>

Hotels Continue To Build In Bozeman

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The city of Bozeman could see up to five new hotels by 2015. More>>

MDT Looking To Make Changes At Busy Intersection

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Montana Department of Transportation is looking to change an increasingly busy intersection northwest of Bozeman where a woman died in a two vehicle crash Wednesday. More>>

Hundreds Participate In First Bike To School Week

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The Office of Sustainability at Montana State University encourages students to ride their bikes to school. More>>

Wyoming Man Threatens Belgrade Police Officer

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A Wyoming man is behind bars tonight after threatening to kill Belgrade police officers at a bar Wednesday night. More>>

72-Year-Old Man Pleads Not Guilty to Deliberate Homicide

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A 72-year-old Butte man denies allegations he killed another 72-year-old man at the Continental Gardens assisted living home last month More>>

Menus Could Change Due To Rising Food Prices

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Economists say the price of some types of food is more than 10-percent higher than what they were at this time last year. More>>

Community Leaders Discuss Future Projects

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Dozens of city, county and school leaders gather in Bozeman to update each other on business and community issues. More>>

Small Business Development Conference Finishes in Butte

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The fifth annual Montana Small Business Development Conference wraps up in Butte. More>>

Our Lady of the Rockies Statue Turned Red After Prank

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According to the Butte-Silver Bow County Police Department, the "Our Lady of the Rockies Statue" turned red on Wednesday night after four young adults put cellophane over the white lights. More>>

Make Sure Political Signs Are In Proper Places

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As we draw closer to the June 3 Primary Election, officials want to make sure people are placing political signs in the right spots. More>>

Affordable Care Act Costing Less Than Expected

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The Congressional Budget Office said the Affordable Care Act is going to cost the federal government less than previously anticipated. More>>

Frontage Road Crash Victim Identified

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The Gallatin County coroner says 30-year-old Kari Friedman from Bozeman died in a crash at the intersection of Frontage and Valley Center Roads Wednesday. More>>

Briggs Accomplices Appear In Court

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Two people appear in court on Wednesday after allegedly helping sex offender, Kevin Briggs escape his shackles and elude police. More>>

Montana Entrepreneurs Participate in Conference Competition

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Before Thursday's break-out panel discussions, the small business development conference got underway today with their own form of the "Shark Tank". More>>

Fatal Crash on Frontage Road in Bozeman

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One person is dead, following a crash on Frontage Road in Bozeman on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened shortly after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Frontage Road and Valley Center Road. ABC Fox Montana More>>

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    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
    For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:45:05 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
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    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
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  • France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:54:43 GMT
    French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war.
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    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:54:16 GMT
    Royal officials in Britain say that the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York.
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    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:43 GMT
    A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the country's leading Geo News TV channel.
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  • President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

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    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:55:41 GMT
    KHQ - Stay tuned to KHQ.COM for the arrival of President Barack Obama in Everett, WA on Air Force 1 around 12:30pm Tuesday. President Obama plans to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force 1 could arrive as early as 12:25 or as late as 12:50. >>>WATCH Right Here On Khq.com>>>
    KHQ.COM - The President has arrived in Washington State to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force touched down in Everett shortly after 12:30 today. Obama will tour the area of Oso and visit with families who loved ones were killed in the devastating mudslide.
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    Wednesday, March 26 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-03-27 01:40:23 GMT
    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Washington authorities say the official death toll from a devastating mudslide remains at 16, with eight additional bodies located but not recovered.
    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Washington authorities say the official death toll from a devastating mudslide remains at 16, with eight additional bodies located but not recovered. Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington says Wednesday that the number of people missing or unaccounted for dropped Wednesday from 176 to 90.
  • Murdoch's Four Corners Store Opening Thursday

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    A popular farm and ranch store is opening a new location just outside Bozeman this week.
    A popular farm and ranch store is opening a new location just outside Bozeman this week.
  • UM Celebrates Earth Day with "Sustainaganza"

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    University of Montana students celebrated Earth Day with a "Sustainaganza" showcasing their commitment to a sustainable and eco-friendly campus.
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  • MSU Collects Recyclables In Garbage

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    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:13:46 GMT
    30-percent of Montana State University's trash is full of recyclable materials. To bring awareness to Earth Day, MSU staff and students went through garbage and collected recyclable items.
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  • WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

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    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:35 GMT
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
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    A small business on the Flathead Indian Reservation announces a $1.8 million contract to create parts for a U.S. Army missile detection system.
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  • ABC Montana Sports Highlights, 4-22-14

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    Highlights from the Bozeman High softball team hosting Butte, as well as a home track meet for Big Sky with Charlo, Florence, and Frenchtown also competing
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