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Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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As Montana lawmakers head back to Helena, a report on the economic status of women shows they have some work to do. (Tracy/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – As the Montana legislative session begins Monday, a report shows the state has a lot of work to do to help Treasure State women improve their economic status. In the latest "Status of Women in the States" data, Montana receives a grade of D-minus for its policies, and a ranki

PHOTO: Sen. Jon Tester is sponsoring a bill requiring U.S. senators to file campaign finance reports online.<br />(credit: Sen. Tester's office)

WASHINGTON - The ranks are growing of ordinary Americans who are demanding transparency in campaign spending by politicians at all levels of government, and now a bill on the subject with a good chance of passing has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Although the House has required electronic fi

PHOTO: Gov. Bullock signs SB 107 today, decriminalizing homosexual behavior in Montana.

HELENA, Mont. - Today is signing day for Senate Bill 107, which led to intense debate about the tradition of long-standing state law versus human rights. The bill being inked by Gov. Steve Bullock will change state law so that consensual homosexual behavior is no longer a felony punishable by up to

GRAPHIC: Montanans are dancing

MISSOULA, Mont. - Up to 100 men and women will be putting on the moves today in Missoula as a Valentine's Day flash mob. They'll be dancing at the University of Montana Oval and Caras Park, as part of the international One Billion Rising project calling for an end to violence against women. Tarn R

PHOTO: Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund wants voters to know their rights before they head to the polls. For example, a photo ID is NOT required in Montana. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BILLINGS, Mont. - The Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund is warning that voter suppression is something to watch for in Big Sky Country on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and that the best defense is knowing your voter rights. Montana voters are required to show identification, but a wide var

PHOTO: 'I Voted' sticker

BILLINGS, Mont. - Montana's primary election is Tuesday, and it's expected that turnout will be higher than it was in 2010. There are a couple of things to keep in mind to make sure every vote counts. Theresa Keaveny, executive director of the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund, says that,

HELENA, Mont. - New polling in Montana and other battleground states shows near consensus, even across party lines, when it comes to support for women's access to birth control. The poll also found similar strong feelings that insurers should cover birth control and that decisions about birth contro

BILLINGS, Mont. - A challenge is being issued for today's midterm elections: cast a ballot and break a record. Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund executive director Theresa Keaveny says the buzz about voter turnout possibly being low should inspire every eligible voter to get to the polls.

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