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Erica Zurek

Erica Zurek

Erica Zurek is a freelance multimedia journalist and photographer based in Montana.

When the sap starts to flow (in Montana)

By: - December 19, 2021

On a mild spring day in 2015, David Knudson had an uncharacteristic amount of time on his hands. He had recently left his job as a cheese maker at Lifeline Creamery to stay home with his children.    Standing in his yard and looking up at the trees in front of his house, Knudson felt a […]

‘It’s a cultural battle’: Montana’s changing abortion laws

By: - June 20, 2021

There are few issues in American politics that generate more passionate disagreement than abortion. States have become the battleground for many national policy fights, such as the one over abortion access. With full control of state government for the first time in decades, Montana’s Republican legislators have joined a nationwide wave of states that introduced […]