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Archive for date: September 21, 2021

Two Montana Schools Awarded National Recognition

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue-Ribbon Schools for 2021 including Ridge View Elementary School in Belgrade and Cascade Elementary School in Cascade. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Now in...

Summit Next Month Will Address Stopping Climate Change In Montana

The Energy Future Summit October 1st hosted by the Northern Plains Resource Council will explore renewable energy in Montana. The summit’s topics have gained urgency as the effects of climate change were felt this summer. As late as last Wednesday Northern Plains board member Joan Kresich said the subject of a just transition is important for ...

New Panel May Form To Reduce Wrongful Convictions In Montana

Montana ranks 2nd in the nation in wrongful convictions according to the National Registry of Exonerations. President of the Montana State Council on Judicial Accountability Bart Crabtree is working to introduce legislation to create an innocence inquiry commission.

Montana Officials Critical Of Continued Canadian Border Closure

Montana elected officials from both sides of the aisle have decried news the Biden administration will extend travel restrictions from Canada into the U.S. for at least another month. Senator Jon Tester said there was no basis for the continued restrictions for Canadians who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Senator Steve Daines also criticized...