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KATE HESTON

Daily Inter Lake

Kate Heston covers politics and natural resources for the Daily Inter Lake. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa's journalism program, previously worked as photo editor at the Daily Iowan and was a News21 fellow in Phoenix. She can be reached at kheston@dailyinterlake.com or 406-758-4459.

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Flathead Lake Biological Station embarking on an ocean study
July 17, 2024 midnight

Flathead Lake Biological Station embarking on an ocean study

The Flathead Lake Biological Station is leading an international team of biologists on a new research project, trading cool, blue mountain watersheds for the open ocean.

State wildlife agency gives boost to native rainbow trout species
July 16, 2024 midnight

State wildlife agency gives boost to native rainbow trout species

Most rainbow trout swimming in Montana’s waters are not native to the state — with the singular exception of the redband trout in the Kootenai drainage.

Tester, Daines split on abortion bill
July 12, 2024 midnight

Tester, Daines split on abortion bill

Montana’s senators split Wednesday on whether to proceed with a bill that would have expressed support for abortion access.

Tester unsure if Biden can win after debate
July 11, 2024 midnight

Tester unsure if Biden can win after debate

Montana Sen. Jon Tester is among three high-ranking Democratic senators to question President Joe Biden’s ability to win reelection in November.

At Happy's Inn, the American spirit is always on display
July 4, 2024 midnight

At Happy's Inn, the American spirit is always on display

Every now and then, one of the largest flags in Montana needs a makeover.

Fire Grants and Safety Act passes Senate
July 2, 2024 midnight

Fire Grants and Safety Act passes Senate

Both of Montana’s senators in June voted for legislation that reauthorizes funding for local fire departments and programs, a step toward supporting first responders and keeping communities safe, supporters say.

Montana lawmakers offer mixed responses to Louisiana law requiring Ten Commandments in schools
June 30, 2024 midnight

Montana lawmakers offer mixed responses to Louisiana law requiring Ten Commandments in schools

Montana’s Republican congressional delegation hesitated last week to follow Louisiana in requiring public schools to affix the Ten Commandments in classrooms even as former President Donald Trump praised the move.

GOP, Dems see positives in latest Senate race polling
June 27, 2024 midnight

GOP, Dems see positives in latest Senate race polling

Republicans in Montana’s key races are polling above their Democratic candidates with the exception of conservative political newcomer Tim Sheehy, who remains neck-and-neck with three-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

June 25, 2024 2:37 p.m.

Grass fire threatened homes in Evergreen

Firefighters on Monday spared an Evergreen home from an advancing grass fire in Lions Park, officials said.

Son of immigrant calls for acceptance of those looking for a better life
June 24, 2024 midnight

Son of immigrant calls for acceptance of those looking for a better life

Around the time of World War I, Ken Yachechak’s father immigrated from Russia to America — undocumented. His mom was born in West Virginia after her family came from Lithuania through Ellis Island.

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