Items by Katheryn Houghton

Worrying about the dust next door in this Montana mining town
Worrying about the dust next door in this Montana mining town
Residents of a Butte neighborhood are concerned about what’s wafting from a nearby open-pit mine that can coat their homes and vehicles.
Dangerous levels of lead found in Montana schools
Dangerous levels of lead found in Montana schools
High lead levels were identified in the water of over 100 of the state’s nearly 600 schools, and only half have provided samples.
‘The clinic, it’s going to be the heart of it all’
‘The clinic, it’s going to be the heart of it all’
Members of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the newest federally recognized tribe, will have guaranteed access to health care when their new medical center opens.
Montana is losing essential mental health services
Montana is losing essential mental health services
As the state’s mental health system faces an uncertain future, experts encourage crisis prevention.
A way out of Bozeman’s shadow
A way out of Bozeman’s shadow
Belgrade, Montana, is growing just enough to assert an identity separate of its adjacent city.
A town clings to its small-town identity under pressure
A town clings to its small-town identity under pressure
Manhattan, Montana, has become a bedroom community with full schools but few businesses.
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