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Unemployment Rates Continue To Drop In Montana

Montana’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1% in October a low achieved only six times over the last 45 years. Total employment in Montana grew by nearly 2,400 jobs while the labor force expanded by nearly 1,200 workers. The lowest unemployment rate ever recorded in Montana was 2.8% in February of 2007. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/...

Gov. Gianforte & Health Care Providers Disagree Over CMS Vaccine Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final interim rule requires most Medicare and Medicaid certified providers to ensure their staff is fully vaccinated against COVID by the fifth of December or risk monetary penalties denial of payment or termination from Medicare and Medicaid programs. Tuesday Governor Greg Gianforte “reaffirmed...

AG Knudsen Challenges Incoming Immigration Policy

In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, three state attorneys general including Montana’s Austin Knudsen argue that a Biden administration immigration policy set to go into effect November 29th violates federal law. Montana Arizona and Ohio are asking the court to declare the policy illegal and halt it from taking effect. It cites the importation...

Former Montana FWP Director Makes Her Case To Lead U.S. Service

Martha Williams is President Biden’s nominee to direct the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With ties to Montana she has garnered the support from the state’ Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester. Wednesday she appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works which is considering her nomination. https://northernbroadcasting.c...

Bridger Pipeline Reaches Settlement For Yellowstone River Oil Spill

Bridger Pipeline LLC has agreed to pay a $2 million settlement for damage to the Yellowstone River following an oil spill upstream from Glendive. The Casper Wyoming oil company will help pay for the harm inflicted by the release of 31,000 gallons of crude oil from a pipeline that ruptured in 2015. The proposed consent decree will undergo a 30-...