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Archive for date: October 21, 2021

County Officials Reject U.S. Attorney’s Order Against Addressing School Faculty Harassment

U.S. Attorney General Leif Johnson wrote to Montana’s state and local leaders telling them to work with the FBI to respond to threats against school boards, administrators, teachers and school staff members, but some local officials are rejecting this instruction. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter explained why he and others did this toda...

Research Shows Montana Has Enough Jobs Available For All Montanans

During this record-breaking labor crisis a new study by Career Cloud finds Montana has enough jobs to employ every one of its residents. The state has 1.21 unfilled jobs per unemployed person the 8th highest rate in the country. With 8.3 million unemployed Americans there are enough jobs for everyone with 2.1 million jobs left over. The Distri...

MT Big Game Check Stations Open Now

Big game hunter check stations will be in operation across Montana beginning this weekend and continue through the general rifle season.  General big game season runs from Oct. 23 through Nov. 28. Hunters must stop at check stations that they pass, even if they have not harvested any animals. For hunters without game, the check station process...

New Law Brings Attention To Rural Voters’ Absentee Ballots

A new Montana law bans the process of collecting other people’s absentee ballots a practice that has been used regularly by some rural voters. Opponents of the law say it will affect vulnerable communities that can’t easily reach a place to drop off their ballots. Alex Rate legal director for the ACLU of Montana says it could even affect someo...

AG Knudsen Challenging Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Laws

Attorney General Austin Knudsen is appealing a decision by Judge Michael Moses in the state Supreme Court. The Yellowstone County District Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction earlier this month that temporarily stops several laws from going into effect restricting abortion access. The order is in effect while a legal challenge is under...