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Archive for date: June 03, 2021

KIDS COUNT Montana Report Highlights Child Care Needs

A new report done by KIDS COUNT Montana lays out challenges parents face when securing child care in Montana. According to the report Montana averages just one child care slot for every three kids under the age of six. It also found the average wage for a childcare worker was just under $11 an hour, or about $23,000 a year. According to MTN Ne...

Microplastics Found In Yellowstone

Research has shown microplastics have invaded the Yellowstone ecosystem showing up in the aquatic food chain and in the stomachs of lake and cutthroat trout. On Voices of Montana Wednesday, Haley Glassic, a PHD candidate at Montana State University and a scientist with the Montana Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit explained how dangerous thi...

Montanans On The Hook For Over $4 Billion In Student Loans

Montana borrowers owe a cumulative $4.2 billion in federal and private student loans, making the Treasure State the 39th highest in the nation. According to Student Loan Hero, a subsidiary of Lending Tree, in Montana alone there are more than 100,000 borrowers juggling an average balance of 30,866 with monthly payments averaging $251. Montana’...