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Archive for date: November 23, 2021

Trade Unions Voice Concerns Over New Apprenticeship Proposal

Trade unions and state officials are at odds over a proposed rule that would increase the number of apprentices who can work under a journeyman tradesman. Current state policy says one journeyman can train the first apprentice employed by a sponsor but two additional journeymen are required to train each subsequent apprentice. The new rule now...

Hunter participation remains generally low in South Central MT

With just a week left in Montana’s 2021 general big-game season, hunters in south central Montana started filling their general tags and antlerless deer B tags over the weekend. But they were hampered in some places by high winds and warm temperatures, which made finding game less comfortable and more difficult. Overall, hunter participation r...

DPHHS Ordered To Pay $16 Million For Child Negligence

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has been ordered by a jury to pay more than $16 million. The Division of Child and Family Services was found negligent in their handling of a case where a young child experienced life-altering injuries from child abuse.



Billings Strong Campaign Billings Strong kicked off during the campaign.  Led by Dan Carter, Leif Welhaven, and Jonna Jones, the team decided that they needed to do something in an effort to turn the negativity of the pandemic around.  They started Billings Strong, a social and visual campaign (thanks to Ultra Graphics) that focused on the pos...

Billings Schools May Soon Lift Mask Mandate

Montana’s largest school district Billings School District 2 might lift the mask mandate in mid-January under the right conditions. Superintendent Greg Upham explains.

Senator Tester Comments On Current Gun Laws

The recent acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in the high-profile case that left two people dead and one injured has brought attention back to the debate of gun ownership open-carry and self-defense laws. When asked on Meet the Press Sunday, Senator Jon Tester had this to say about the use of guns and recent laws that have been passed. https://nort...

Helena Residents Charged For Insurrection Plead Not Guilty

East Helena brothers Joshua and Jerod Hughes charged in the January 6th U.S. Capitol insurrection entered not guilty pleas Monday via video in front of U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly for an updated indictment in their case and will return to court January 7th for a status conference. The prosecution has said the Hughes brothers pla...