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Montana tribe welcomes back tourists after risky shutdown pays off

Millions of people will flock to Montana’s Glacier National Park this summer after last year’s pandemic-caused tourism skid, and they will once more be...

Eastern, western Montana differ in reasons for not vaccinating

Children in Montana get vaccinated at a lower rate than those in the nation as a whole — just 62 percent of those in...

A primary doctor for every person, expert panel urges

The federal government must aggressively bolster primary care and connect more Americans with a dedicated source of care, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering...

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

There are few issues in American politics that generate more passionate disagreement than abortion. States have become the battleground for many national policy fights,...

Trouble managing money may be an early sign of dementia

After Maria Turner’s minivan was totaled in an accident a dozen years ago, she grew impatient waiting for the insurance company to process the...

Insurers skirting mental health rules, report shows

Therapists and other behavioral health care providers cut hours, reduced staffs and turned away patients during the pandemic as more Americans experienced depression symptoms...

New legislation aims to boost number of rural, ‘frontier’ doctors

Montana’s shortage of doctors and nurses has been well documented and almost as constant as the unpredictable weather in the state. However, U.S. Sen....

Opponents: ‘This is a life or death matter’

In a Zoom meeting — temporarily hijacked by racist comments and trolling music — medical professionals, LGBTQ people, and other community members said a...

‘Fire Fauci’ legislation unlikely to go anywhere as Greene leads charge

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Tuesday led a group of House Republicans calling for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci,...

In a mental health crisis, a 911 call brings help —...

By the time Kiki Radermacher, a mental health therapist, arrived at a Missoula, Montana, home on an emergency 911 call in late May, the...

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