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Why Is the Media Downplaying the Ebola Outbreak?

 

Paul Mushaben isn't a doctor, he's just a broadcaster and a rancher, but he's got a degree from Common Sense University.  And it doesn't take an expert to see how the media is downplaying the potentially catastrophic Ebola outbreak.

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Montana Has the 10th Highest Gas Prices in the Nation

If you've listened to Flakes over the years, you've probably heard Paul complaining about the gas prices in Billings more than a few times.  We've got a refinery here, yet gas consistently costs less in other parts of the state, region and country

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Photo Courtesy of Billings MT City Government Facebook Page
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Billings City Council to Reconsider Policy on Commercial Truck Parking in Residential Neighborhoods

Did you know the City of Billings handed out 500 tickets last year to commercial trucks that were parked in residential neighborhoods?  Sure, it's your driveway, but you can't park your work truck in it

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Weird Wednesday Topic: Sexiest Person Alive

Esquire Magazine recently named actress Penelope Cruz the "sexiest woman alive".  Don't get us wrong, she is lovely, but the Flakes think there's plenty of women who are sexier than she is.  For today's Weird Wednesday topic, the Flakes opened up the phones posed the question, "who do you think is the sexiest person alive"?

Not surprisingly, the ladies took this lead on this topic

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Throwing Money at Ebola Won’t Make it Go Away

This morning, the Billings Gazette ran an editorial arguing that the recent Ebola outbreak illustrates why funding should not be cut for national health agencies.  Clearly, they didn't bother to check the statistics, so Paul did their homework for them

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Billings Dogs Could Be Allowed in City Parks Soon

It's one of those weird laws that's been on the books for years. Back in the 60's, the city of Billings passed an ordinance prohibiting people to take their dogs to city parks.

Believe it or not, the fine for taking your dog to a park in Billings is nearly the same as getting busted for drunk driving

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Study Shows Billings’ Cell Phone Laws Actually Make Driving More Dangerous

Remember when the Billings City Council voted to ban the use of hand held cell phones and everybody thought it was a great idea?  Except for Mark and Paul.  Hate to say we told you so, but a new study indicates that prohibiting the use of hand-held cell phones poses a greater risk to drivers

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Photo Courtesy of Popeye's Louisiana Chicken Facebook Page
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Popeye’s Chicken Chain Coming to Billings

Another major fast food company is getting ready to set up shop in Billings.  Popeye's Louisiana Chicken was recently granted a building permit for a new store on Southgate Drive.

This will mark the first Montana location for the nationwide chain, which has over 2,000 restaurants across the country

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Photo Courtesy of Yellowstone River ConservationFacebook Page
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Idiot Jumps in the Yellowstone River to Avoid Capture

It was scene straight out of "The Fugitive" this weekend.  Local police are still searching for a man who jumped into the Yellowstone River this weekend after a routine traffic stop.

Police say the man emerged from the river approximately one mile downstream from where he jumped in

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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New Minimum Wage in Montana Will Rank Among the Highest in America

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry recently announced that the state's minimum wage will rise another 15 cents per hour next year.  Starting on January 1st, the new minimum wage will be $8

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Hey Missoula, Keep Ebola Away From Montana

St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula has been designated as one of four medical facilities in the United States authorized to treat patients who may be infected by the Ebola virus.  On one hand, it's good that they are capable of treating a potential outbreak, but do we really want to bring patients from other areas of the country to Montana?

Sure, we know that those compassionate Missoulans want to save the planet, one victim at a time

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Photo Courtesy of Papa John's Facebook Page
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Weird Wednesday — Do Celebrity Endorsements Influence You?

This morning, Mark and Paul opened up the phones for your opinions about celebrities who endorse products.  Do they make you more likely, or in some cases less likely, to buy a product?

Interestingly, we have several women call in to profess their love for Sam Elliot

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