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Montana Lowdown

Montana Free Press founder and editor John S. Adams interviews newsmakers on the hottest topics and issues in American's Last Best Place. 

Jun 24, 2020

Amid instances of animosity and tension, and the broader environment of racial strife in America, organizers are seeking to protect their own mental and emotional health as they work to establish a sustainable movement for racial justice in Montana.

In part 2 of Uphill, reporter Mara Silvers examines how community...


Jun 24, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter protests have surged across the country.

Montana has been no exception, with residents planning rallies and marches in several towns and cities over the last few weeks.

In the first of two special audio reports, Montana Free...


Jun 9, 2020

Last week Montana election officials tallied ballots in the June 2 primary. The fields are now set for November’s general election, and voters are already getting a taste of the nominees’ strategies as they march toward November.

This year’s primary was notable for being the first election in Montana history to be...


May 30, 2020

“Be aware that anyone who votes for this bill is going to need to answer to the people back home, without a doubt.” So said Republican Brad Tschida, majority leader of the Montana House of Representatives, speaking against fellow Republican Rep. Ed Buttrey’s bill to renew Medicaid expansion in late March of the...


May 21, 2020

“Don’t hold the fact that I’m doing a great job in Congress against me. I mean, for me, this is about, ‘Where can I have the most positive impact, with the skills I’ve been given, for the most folks?’” says Greg Gianforte, he presumptive frontrunner in the Republican primary for governor. 

Gianforte’s...