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System in Neglect

As rising operating costs and chronic staffing shortages shutter mental health facilities locally and statewide, a decade of stagnant Medicaid reimbursement rates has forced state lawmakers to start crafting solutions

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Uncommon Ground

Spring to Life

Washington may be out of touch with rural Montana but Senator Tester clearly gets it, delivers on what matters, and values an honest day’s work

By Mike Jopek
Guest Column

Who Should Be Rebuked? Not Marc Racicot

The act of excommunicating him from the party, the temerity to tell journalists that they dare not refer to him as a Republican – these are the cruel and arrogant moves of people without maturity or wisdom

By Scott Darkenwald

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Henry’s Story

A local boy and his family share their experience with a pediatric cancer diagnosis and the lessons in living that came with it


The Athlete Within

DREAM Adaptive Recreation recently partnered with the Whitefish Veterans Support Team to offer instruction and equipment for visually impaired veterans on Big Mountain while the nonprofit works to meet the rising demand for adaptive sports


The Party Faithful

Former Governor Marc Racicot stepped out of retirement to warn Montanans about threats to democracy. Now, the Republican Party he once knew is cutting ties with him.

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Project 7

A six-part series on notorious Flathead Valley militia leader David Burgert, who vanished into the wilderness after a shootout with sheriff's deputies in 2011

The Party Faithful

Flathead Beacon reporter Denali Sagner joins host Micah Drew to talk about her interview with former Republican Montana Governor Mark Racicot

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