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Archive for month: June, 2021

State Employees To End Remote Working

State employees who have been working remotely because of the pandemic will start returning to their worksites this month. Our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley has details.

ARPA Website Announced By Governor Gianforte

A website has been launched by Governor Greg Gianforte for the state’s American Rescue Plan Act program. provides information on funding projects and grants under Montana’s four ARPA commissions of water and sewer communications economic stabilization and workforce development and health and human services. The site also offers inf...

Public Service Commission Facing Audit Over Past Two Fiscal Years

The Legislative Audit Division has released a financial-compliance audit report on the Public Service Commission for the past two years raising concerns over management and misuse of funds. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has more.

Former Congressman Zinke Talks Political Division

Today on Voices of Montana, Ryan Zinke, who has thrown his hat into the ring for the second congressional seat Montana will have based on the 2020 Census, said what he believes the greatest threat to the country today is.

Montana Counties COVID Relief Funds Allocated

As the state of Montana gets ready to start distributing more than $1 billion in federal COVID-19 relief money, the 56 state counties will soon be receiving just over $200 million. The funding was allocated to counties based on their population, with each county receiving approximately $194 per resident. That means Montana’s largest counties w...

Memorial Day Ceremony Held In Great Falls

A crowd of about 200 turned out for the Memorial Day ceremony at the Montana Veterans Memorial in Great Falls Monday afternoon in remembrance of fallen U.S. military personnel. Major General John P. Hronek Commander of the Montana National Guard and the Director of the Department of Military Affairs was the keynote speaker. The ceremony conclu...

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits To End This Month

In May, Governor Greg Gianforte announced the state will stop paying the higher pandemic-related federal unemployment benefits this month. While unemployment numbers have gone down, Andrew Stettner with the Century Foundation says there are still too many barriers to jobs for people such as lack of child care and the cutoff will affect more th...

Open-Carry Campus Law Pushed Back A Week By District Court Judge

A new law allowing firearms to be carried on public university campuses in Montana was scheduled to go into effect today but Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike McMahon has temporarily blocked it and has set a hearing for June 7th in the case. The Montana University Board of Regents which oversees Montana’s university system filed...