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State Imposes Its Standards on VA

A state licensing board in Helena has barred a psychologist working for the VA at Fort Harrison from evaluating veterans for traumatic brain injuries. The Montana Board of Psychologists ruled this month that Robert Bateen was not qualified to provide a neuropsychological assessment of Charles Gatlin, a University of Montana graduate student, and that he failed to provide an adequate standard of care.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, US Military, US Army, Fort Harrison, University of North Dakota

Tue Sep 16, 2014


Man arrested in Colorado in 1999 Montana death

This Sept. 11, 2014 booking photo provided by the Larimer County Sheriff shows Brian David Laird, 46 who was arrested on Sept.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Billings, MT

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Miami Herald

Bobcat, Griz honored by Big Sky Conference

Football players from Montana State and Montana are among those honored by the Big Sky Conference for their efforts over the weekend. Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop was named the league's offensive player of the week.



Deceased Montana Airman to Return Home After 70 Years

A Montana Airman who was killed in action during World War II will be laid to rest Friday in his hometown of Augusta, Montana. The internment ceremony for United States Army Air Forces 1st Lt.


Related Topix: Augusta, MT, 9

Daily Kos

History 101: The Northern Pacific Railroad

Almost since the foundation of the United States, the westward expansion of the country was guided by Manifest Destiny, the idea that it was the country's destiny to span the continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific. By the middle of the nineteenth century, it was clearly evident that the way of westward expansion would have to involve railroads which could then transport raw materials from the west to the east and manufactured goods from the east to the west.


Related Topix: Miles City, MT, White Sulphur Springs, MT, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Post Register

Rain damages barley crop in Montana

That rain on the plain that saturated Montana's malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015. Heavy August rains have damaged crops in the nation's largest malt-barley producing states, Montana and Idaho.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Beer, Drink, Billings, MT, Weather

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Billings Outpost

Cleaning environment wasn't always partisan

Comes now, it seems, a time of desire to ease environmental protection laws so that the business of business can be conducted more efficiently, more economically, and not to forget, more cheaply.


Related Topix: Missoula, MT, Billings, MT


Is Sons' Juice Too Cheesy? Why Was Strain Sex a Bit Funky? Is...

We've got questions, and you've got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we're lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Strain , Sons of Anarchy , Graceland and Project Runway ! sex scene on The Strain , was there really not a single editor who noticed that Ephraim's jacket is on in one shot, then off in the next - without him putting Nora down? And did Gus actually throw away the guard's gun after escaping the prison transport? He didn't suspect he'd, you know, need it again, with these creatures on the streets?! Seeing as The Leftovers ' Guilty Remnant broke into everyone's homes at Christmas, shouldn't somebody in Mapleton have had a decent-enough security system by now to keep them from pulling off their Memorial Day stunt? Unforgettable 's Al asked Carrie if she robbed banks with the "bad boy" she once dated.


Related Topix: Reality TV, Entertainment, Television

WTOP-FM Washington

Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to come. The snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming on Wednesday and Thursday and sent overnight temperatures plummeting into the 20s in some areas.


Related Topix: Blizzard, Weather


2 former BLM employees charged with fraud

Two former Bureau of Land Management employees in Virginia are charged with defrauding the federal government, one by abandoning his federal job and returning to Montana to work for the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the other by covering up his absence. The Billings Gazette reports 66-year-old Larry Ray Denny of Box Elder and 60-year-old John Grimson Lyon of Clifton, Virginia pleaded not guilty to wire fraud, false claims and theft of government property during recent arraignments in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.



What to Know in Montana for Sept. 12

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. The lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics says the agency failed to respond to a legal petition the groups filed in July.


Related Topix: North Dakota, North Dakota Government

Thu Sep 11, 2014

ABC News

Man Accused in Letterman Kidnap Plot Released

In this Tuesday, March 22, 2005, file photo, Kelly A. Frank is led from the Teton County Court House in Choteau, Mont., after pleading not guilty to plotting to kidnap David Letterman's 16-month-old son and his nanny and hold them for $5... View Full Caption FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2005, file photo, Kelly A. Frank is led from the Teton County Court House in Choteau, Mont., after pleading not guilty to plotting to kidnap David Letterman's 16-month-old son and his nanny and hold them for $5 million ransom. Frank was released from a Montana prison Thursday, Sept.


Related Topix: Teton County, MT, Choteau, MT, Entertainment

Townsend Times

Man accused in Letterman kidnap plot released

A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk-show host David Letterman's young son and nanny nine years ago has been released from a Montana prison. Montana Department of Corrections spokeswoman Judy Beck says Kelly Frank was released Thursday morning after his parole request was granted in June.


Related Topix: Montana Government

The Missoula Independent Online

Daines ducks debates

Candidate avoids Curtis, insults Montanans because he can by Dan Brooks Before Democrat John Walsh dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate in disgrace-back in the salad days when he was merely living a lie-Republican Steve Daines did not commit to debating him in Bozeman on Oct. 4. The Daines campaign wants to make that ... (more)


Wed Sep 10, 2014


Montana vets to question federal health officials

The acting director of the Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System says he isn't waiting for a follow-up inspection to act to cut the long wait periods for doctors' appointments. Johnny Ginnity said Wednesday the Montana VA is retraining its schedulers, updating software and has hired 150 to 200 new clinical and support staffers in the last three months.


The Miami Herald

Miami-Dade power couple lowers (their own) taxes, raises eyebrows

Yeehaw! With all those Montana license plates clustered in the driveway, you might reckon there is a cowboy convention at the home of North Miami Beach Councilwoman Phyllis Smith. No, the rodeo has not rolled into town.


Related Topix: Montana Government, Miami Dade County, FL, Chevrolet SSR, Truck, Chevrolet

Chilly Air to Sweep Into Much of Central, Eastern US

As chilly air takes hold in areas from Denver to Minneapolis and Chicago, much cooler air will expand to areas from Dallas to Atlanta and New York City in the coming days. The chilliest air since last spring will continue to advance southward and eastward over the United States to end the week.


Related Topix: Weather

The Bitterroot Star

Cecelia 'Cy' Haslip

Victor, MT - Cecelia Ann Hardy Haslip of Victor, Montana ended her struggle to be a cancer survivor on 31 August, one day after her 56th wedding anniversary.


Related Topix: Victor, MT, Sidney, MT, Wedding, Sundance Film Festival, Hamilton, MT

The Hill

Former SEAL runs as hawk in Montana

Former SEAL Team Six commander Ryan Zinke is making a charge for Congress from Montana and intends to make his voice heard on foreign policy if elected. Zinke, who retired from the Navy a few years before his old team took out Osama Bin Laden, sees much of his campaign through the lens of a former soldier, with a focus on national security and energy independence at the core of his campaign.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana Government, US Military, US Navy

Tue Sep 09, 2014


Superintendent's Back To School Tour

Tuesday in Bozeman Superintendent Denise Juneau launched the "Montanans for the Common Core Video Project" during her 2014 Back to School Tour. Juneau visited students and teachers at Emily Dickinson and Meadowlark Elementary Schools experiencing first hand how The Montana Common Core Standards are improving students skills.


Related Topix: Ravalli County, MT, Missoula, MT, Missoula County, MT


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