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Red Cross Regional Communications Director Asking For Donations To Fill Gap From Last Week’s Bad Weather In Other States

The Red Cross is asking for help from healthy donors to overcome donation shortfalls from the recent heavy snow storms and freezing temperatures in part of the country. American Red Cross Montana Idaho Regional Communications Director Matt Ochsner.

Senate Bill 228 Scheduled For Public Hearing Today Being Opposed By State Public Employee Unions

Legislators have introduced Senate Bill 228 which is scheduled for a public hearing today. It would bar public employees from rejoining a union for a year if they drop out. Michelle Wheat with the Montana Department of Transportation says this would affect employees who do critical work in the state.

Northwestern Energy Manager Of Sustainability John Bush Explains Why Texas Power Problem Did Not Affect Montana

If it’s nice and warm inside where you are now think about when Texas recently lost power in frigid weather conditions. Tuesday on Voices of Montana John Bush Manager of Sustainability at NorthWestern Energy explained why what happened to that state didn’t affect Montana.

Attorney General Austin Knudsen Commends Montana Beer And Wine Association For Helping Law Enforcement

The Sentinel Project is a collaborative undertaking to use truck drivers and beer and wine distribution industry to zero in on human trafficking helping law enforcement. Monday on Voices of Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said cases have risen over 500% in the last two years. He commended the Montana Beer and Wine Association’s d...

Montana Department Of Transportation Spokesperson Speaks Up Out About Union Importance Against Proposed Legislation

Public employees are letting lawmakers know the importance of their jobs and unions. Lawmakers have targeted unions with several measures including a bill prohibiting the automatic deduction of dues from employee’s paychecks. Michelle Wheat is with the Montana Department of Transportation.

MT FWP Seeks Input on Martinsdale Reservoir Burbot Project

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking input on a proposal to introduce burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir. The goal of the introduction would be to provide future additional angling opportunities at the reservoir.   FWP has stocked the reservoir since 1940, primarily with rainbow trout. It is currently managed as a put-grow-and-take fishe...