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Archive for date: December 23, 2021

Montana Manufacturers Dodge Economic Setbacks In 2020

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic the manufacturing industry in Montana fared relatively well in 2020 and is on track to return to pre-pandemic levels of business. According to a new report from both the University of Montana and Montana State University with the largest sectors being petroleum and coal and wood products it gener...

Construction Completed For Middle Tow Calf Road

Back-country travelers can once again access Middle Two Calf Road part of the Missouri Breaks   National Back Country Byway between Winifred and the James Kipp Recreation Area. The Bureau of Land Management recently completed road reconstruction and low-water crossing improvements allowing the road to be reopened to public access. The 19-mile-...

Helena Police Chief Honored By City

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins has declared December 31st will be Steve Hagan Day honoring the city’s outgoing police chief. Hagan said this about his time with the Helena Police Department. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/12-23_832.mp3

CMS Halts Additional Payments For Medicaid In Montana

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has directed Montana to end the state’s requirement that people covered by Medicaid expansion pay monthly premiums beyond what’s authorized by the federal government. In a letter this week, the CMS gave Montana a year to wind down the additional premiums created in 2019 legislation saying they could reduce...

ACLU Challenges State Of Montana Over Transgender Bill

In court Wednesday, Montana defended a requirement for transgender residents to have surgery and then petition a judge in order to update the sex on their birth certificate while the ACLU of Montana said Senate Bill 280 which the Legislature passed is unconstitutional and the law should be blocked while their lawsuit filed in July progresses. ...