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The National Weather Service, Spokane, says a weak storm system will move over North Idaho and northeast and north central Washington overnight tonight, bringing light snow that could make the Wednesday morning commute slippery.

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Draft articles of impeachment on two counts against President Donald J. Trump were released today. These articles now go to the House Judiciary Committee for review, and if the committee recommends them, they will go to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

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Men throughout the ages have been chastised and ridiculed by women for their natural-born reluctance to ask for or follow directions. I am not here to dispute the fact that this fear is one of the dominant male characteristics.

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The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region in effect above 3,000 feet from 5 a.m. to noon Sunday, December 8.

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Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, scammers are shopping too, looking for people to separate from their money. Here are some tips to help you outsmart those bah-humbug scammers and donate safely.

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Samples from 25 deer harvested around Montana tested positive for chronic wasting disease last week. The majority of the new positive samples were from animals harvested within CWD Management Zones, where the disease is known to exist.

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The Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), recently upgraded the America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert website, which now includes access to AMBER Alert in Indian Country.

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As surprising as this may sound, presidents behaving badly is not new. President Trump is just the latest. Politicians have been skirting the law since the creation of politicians. This in no way condones bad behavior, yet if every conversation of every president was investigated, I believe …

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At a ceremony this morning in Helena, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) graduated 58 new officers who will serve various agencies across the state. The Academy is operated by the Montana Department of Justice; it provides basic and advanced training for state, county, city and triba…

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Saying our democracy is what is at stake, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today hearkened back to the founding of our nation in making official announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives will move forward in drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump.

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The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today released its 300-page report today on the Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry, reflecting the evidence gathered thus far by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in coordination with the Committee on Oversight and Reform…

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Three bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Saturn – can still be found in the west after sunset. Day by day, Venus will climb upward while Jupiter and Saturn sink toward the sunset glare. Venus and Saturn will meet up for a conjunction on December 10. In the morning sky, as the month begins, keep watching for Mercury and Mars. They rise in the east before the sun.

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The City of Troy annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place with children's games at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 30, outside the Lincoln Theater, 211 Kootenai Drive, Troy.

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Montana recorded its first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in wild elk Monday. The cow elk was harvested by a landowner on private land northeast of Red Lodge earlier this month and samples were extracted from the carcass in Billings November 6.

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The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a high wind warning in effect for the Kootenai Cabinet region of northwest Montana, in effect from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 27.

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Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana will again partner with the SANS Institute to provide high school girls the opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills and compete for college scholarships through the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart challenge.

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The National Weather Service, Spokane, says a much cooler and active weather pattern will settle in over the North Idaho, central Washington and northeast Washington region in the week ahead.

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for a regular session on November 13, 2019, in the Lincoln County Courthouse, Libby, Montana. Present were Commissioner Bennett, Commissioner Letcher, Commissioner Peck, and Clerk and Recorder Robin Benson.

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Attorney General William P. Barr today launched a national strategy to address missing and murdered Native Americans. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Initiative places MMIP coordinators in 11 U.S. Attorney’s offices, who will develop protocols for a more coordinated law en…

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The Libby School District #4 School Board was recently honored by the Montana Association of School Superintendents for their work on behalf of the students, staff, and community of Libby.

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The sky’s two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – are now drawing closer together in the west after sunset. A conjunction between the two planets will happen on November 24, 2019. Venus, the brighter planet as seen in Earth’s sky, will pass a scant 1.4 degrees south of Jupiter. For reference, that’s about three moon-diameters, or about the width of your index finger held at arm’s length.

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Governor Steve Bullock today announced a $10 million, five-year federal grant to launch a program to address disparities in maternal health and improve health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women living in rural Montana.

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The University of Fairbanks Geophysical Institute predicts that beginning tonight and continuing through Sunday night, there's a chance of seeing the Northern Lights all across the northern Continental United States, to include North Idaho, Creston, Troy and Libby.

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Governor Steve Bullock on Monday submitted comments on behalf of the State of Montana on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, expressing concerns over the failure to adequately analyze potential spill impacts and response, …

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The City of Libby Wildlife Management Plan Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 20 in City of Libby Council Chambers, 952 East Spruce Street. The agenda includes choosing a committee chair and reviewing other city wildlife management plans.

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Attorney General William P. Barr today announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guardian focuses on investigating, prosecuting, and preventing gun crimes.

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Winter is coming, which means open enrollment season is here. With 2020 just around the corner, now’s the time to add or change your health coverage through Medicare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You have until December 7 (Medicare) or December 15 (ACA) to make any changes. As you compar…

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Attorney General Tim Fox, along with a bipartisan coalition of other state attorneys general, is urging Congress to further support Veteran Treatment Courts by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019. Veteran treatment courts are diversionary court processes, similar to drug and mental health courts, used for minor, non-violent offenses.

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A moose in northwest Montana tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana. A hunter harvested the bull moose in late October near Pulpit Mountain west of Quartz Creek and north of Troy. The harvest occurred less than half a mile to the west of the Libby CWD Management Zone.

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Governor Steve Bullock today recognized National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the growth and success of the state’s apprenticeship program, which has been instrumental in meeting the state’s workforce needs by training apprentices for in-demand jobs.

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Snow is expected to continue in Bonners Ferry with one- to three-inches expected, with snow turning to rain in most valley areas as the snow level lifts to 3,500 feet this afternoon. The chance of snow diminishes to 20-percent overnight, then a respite until Friday, when there's a 50-percent chance of snow in Bonners Ferry through Monday, November 18.

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Would you take a photo of your poop for science? Yes, you read that right. A coalition of engineers from MIT, Cornell, and Harvard are building the world’s first, and largest, poop image database. It will be used to train Artificial Intelligence (called auggi) to help individuals with chronic gut disorders.

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As of November 1, the Montana Department of Justice has a list of over 60 school age Montana children who are listed as missing. Some have been missing for a day or two, others have been missing for years. Most, but not all, are teens. All of them, without exception, have family and friends who miss them.

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The Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction are working together to give Montana students the opportunity to participate in state and national poster contests which focus on the theme of “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.”

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This weekend, public service announcements will remind us to “fall back,” ending daylight saving time by setting our clocks an hour earlier on Sunday, November 3. On November 4, many of us will commute home in the dark. This semiannual ritual shifts our rhythms and temporarily makes us groggy at times when we normally feel alert.

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Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces. This voluntary recall covers specific batch codes of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube-shaped “chubs.”

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