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Butte air quality good this morning

Today Butte's air quality is much improved after a hazardous day yesterday. Check out air quality monitoring data here.

Butte man safe after finishing Boston Marathon

A Butte man who finished the Boston Marathon about an hour before the first explosion spoke with KXLF. Read it here.

Explosions heard at finish line of Boston Marathon

The New York Times reports that two explosions were heard at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The race ends inside the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Authorities are investigating.

More on the Marathon: The Times now writes that authorities report that 2 people are dead and 22 injured from a series of explosions detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Read all about it here.

Ream resigns FWP commission

After being told by Republicans that he would not be confirmed again for his post on the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, Bob Ream resigned from the commission, saying that he would rather resign than be subjected to a "sham" hearing, KXLF reports. Ream was the chairman of the commission, and he was reappointed to the commission by Governor Steve Bullock in March. The KXLF report contains Ream's extensive statement.

Lauder gives MET a square one billion

Leonard Lauder, heir to the Estee Lauder fortune, has given the MET a collection of cubist paintings worth one billion dollars. The collection includes 33 Picassos. The gift drops the heir's net worth to $7 billion. NPR's "The Two Way," lays it out.
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