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Archive for date: July 07, 2021

New Democratic Candidate Announces Campaign For Congressional Seat

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Montana gained enough population to add a second seat in the U.S. House. This week Democrat Monica Tranel said she’s planning to run for the state’s newly created seat. Last week Laurie Bishop said she was running. Two Republicans have also said they’re in the race. They are Ryan Zinke and Al Olsze...

Montana Students Raising Concerns Over New Voting Requirements

Montana now requires more than one form of identification for students who register to vote with a student ID raising concerns student voter turnout will dip. Madison Morgan, a University of Montana student who works for the Montana Public Interest Research Group, lays out a common situation for students and one that would have kept her from r...

Drought Disaster Declared In 31 Counties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared a drought disaster in 15 additional Montana counties Tuesday, bringing the number of counties in a declared disaster to 31 of Montana’s 56 counties. The declaration makes farms in the affected area eligible for emergency loans and other federal assistance. It comes after Governor Greg Gianforte...

COVID-19 Relief Funds Being Considered To Treat Senior Exploitation

The Montana Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services within the Montana Department of Justice has recommended Montana direct $645,000 of federal COVID-19 recovery funds to increase efforts to fight exploitation of senior citizens by adding three elder councils to the state and hiring more staff to focus on crimes that hurt the elderly...