Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Montana Senate passes novel late-term abortion rules

Abortion | The bill’s sponsor says induction and C-section are the safest options for the mother
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/24/17, 05:19 pm

On Thursday, the Montana state Senate passed a bill requiring abortionists to try to save babies born at 24 weeks of gestation and older. Even if the Republican-controlled House passes Senate Bill 282, the bill still faces an uncertain future.

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Long way to go

Movie | Too many stories take orbit in ‘The Space Between Us’
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/10/17, 05:02 pm

Fans of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial could argue the 1982 hit serves as inspiration for The Space Between Us. In the new film, however, the stranger to Earth is a human teenager. After arriving from Mars, where he was born and raised, Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) relies on a loyal friend to help him stay one step ahead of the authorities. E.T. succeeded by keeping the story focused on a boy (named Elliott, by the way) and his endangered alien pal, but The Space Between Us distracts with several characters trying to resolve their own issues.

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Lives of dogs

Movie | A Dog’s Purpose is a heartwarming tale with an odd premise
by Bob Brown
Posted 1/27/17, 02:58 pm

Can “man’s best friend” help him answer one of life’s most important questions? Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad), a golden retriever and narrator in the new film A Dog’s Purpose, asks himself, “Why am I here?” But the film’s writers and director Lasse Hallström playfully suggest that seeing things from a dog’s perspective can teach us leash holders a thing or two about ourselves.

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