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Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...
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FDA Orders Removal of All Juul E-Cigs From U.S. Market

The FDA has said farewell to Juul product sales in the United States. Thursday morning, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Juul electronic cigarettes and vaping devices must be pulled from the market in the United States. According to KWQC, the FDA examined an application from Juul to keep...
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Golf Legend Sir Nick Faldo Moving to Montana Full Time

Golf legend Sir Nick Faldo is hanging up the TV broadcast headset and relocating his family back to Montana full time. Faldo shared the news via Twitter earlier this week. In his official Pinnacle Sports and Entertainment statement, Faldo said he, his wife Lindsay, and their three Weimaraners "have relocated to the wondrous, welcoming, and magnificent state of Montana." He added:
MONTANA STATE

Yellowstone Gateway Towns in Montana Need Your Support

***LIVE radio show from Red Lodge on Friday. See below for details***. These gateway communities to Yellowstone National Park here in Montana desperately need your support, and your tourism dollars. That was the message sent loud and clear in Gardiner and Red Lodge last week, as state officials assessed the damages from the historic floods that hit Carbon, Stillwater, and Park Counties.
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Both Sides of Zoo Montana Drag Queen Story Hour Protest

Protestors covered both sides of the intersection in front of ZooMontana on Wednesday morning, speaking out against the "Drag Queen Story Hour" event taking place at the zoo. I talked with folks on both sides of the debate, including a self identified transgender activist. As I chatted with one woman...
BILLINGS, MT

Missoula PaddleHeads Announce ‘Sandlot’ Style Game This Friday

You're killing me, smalls! This ball game is going to be so fun. One of my all-time favorite summertime Missoula activities is enjoying a warm evening, a cold beverage paired with a stadium hot dog, and watching our own PaddleHeads baseball team take home a win. It’s as American as apple pie. In the last few years the PaddleHeads promotions team has really stepped up their game, making event nights even better for everyone. This Friday they have announced a “Sandlot Style” game against the Great Falls Voyagers, and the promo video via their Facebook is nothing short of hilarious. They even went as far as to mix up the back and forth insults to make it local. There is even a “California” jab in there.
MISSOULA, MT

Dr. Jane Goodall to Speak at the UM Oval This Weekend

On June 26, 2022, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace, will speak at the University of Montana. According to UM strategic communications director Dave Kuntz, Goodall’s talk is part of UM’s President’s Lecture Series. “We are really...
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MPD Chief on School Safety and Officer Involved Shootings

KGVO News was invited to a sit-down discussion with Missoula Police Chief Jaeson White on Tuesday who answered questions on a variety of public safety topics. The conversation started with a question on what the Missoula Police Department’s policy might be in the event of a school shooting incident, such as the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.
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Montana Governor Shares Reactions to Yellowstone Flooding

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte called into the KGVO Newsmakers line on Tuesday to provide an update on what his office is doing in conjunction with the federal government to assist in the recovery of Yellowstone Park and the surrounding communities after the recent devastating flood. Gianforte outlined his first official...
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The Wren – Fabulous New Hotel Opening Soon in Downtown Missoula

You may have noticed that downtown Missoula is seeing a ton of revitalization. It seems that every corner is either something brand new or an already established place getting a much-needed remodel. Regardless, downtown Missoula is looking fresh. Everywhere you turn, you can find boutiques filled with Montana-made products. Or...
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Adorable Missoula Kittens Convene for Take Me Home Tuesday

Mee-Wow! A fabulous foursome of irresistible little fur balls made for a delightful edition of Take Me Home Tuesday. It was another visit from the Humane Society of Western Montana today. Jessie brought n four 7-week-old kittens. That is just a fraction of the number of kittens the Humane Society has waiting for forever homes like yours. Today, from abandonment to hope for a good life, we got to meet the "Kitten Construction Team."
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Driving Awareness Signs Really Starting to Flourish in Missoula

It seems like only a few months ago that I would see just an occasional one of these here and there while driving in Missoula. But lately, BOOM! Like flowers in the springtime, they seem to be blooming everywhere. And while this is not a new awareness campaign, nor are its grass roots in Missoula, it appears our town, like so many others, is embracing the simple notion of stating the obvious and reminding motorists to be more courteous and conscientious. It's almost too simple, right?
MISSOULA, MT

Glacier National Park Warns of Possible Avalanches…IN JUNE

It has been an interesting spring to say the least. But, here we are, on the eve of the summer solstice. That's right, tomorrow marks the OFFICIAL start to summer, the longest day of the year for us in the northern hemisphere, a time of year when people tend to complain about the summer heat and the need for sunscreen. Meanwhile in Montana, we are hearing about the real possibility of avalanches in Glacier National Park.
MISSOULA, MT

Missoula’s Fireworks Facts & Possible Fines for the 4th of July

I feel like the weather has my internal clock all mixed up. The 4th of July is just two weeks away! But my brain won't accept that to be a fact since we really haven't had any prolonged runs of nice weather leading up to it. As we get set to celebrate another Independence Day, it always brings questions about what we can and can't do when it comes to fireworks around Missoula. It's good to be in the know to avoid any trouble or fines that may come with violating fireworks ordinances.
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