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Montana Tribes Voice Concerns Over Final Congressional Map

Tribal nations and organizations say they’re frustrated with the congressional map Montana’s redistricting and apportionment commission has chosen. Chair Maylinn Smith broke a tie in favor of a map drawn by Republican commission members. Ta’jin Perez with the Native American advocacy group Western Native Voice says tribes in the state have exp...

AG Knudsen Files Suit Against Biden Administration

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen filed a lawsuit today asking a federal court to immediately block the Biden administration’s newly released COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers. It contends if allowed to take effect the mandate will harm Montana employers and employees who are already struggling. https://northernbroadcasting....

Conservation Advocates Win Big In Municipal Elections

Results are in and conservation is one of the big winners from this week’s elections in Montana. Stacie Anderson won her race for city council in Missoula along with four other Montana Conservation Voters-backed candidates for city council. She says conservation is an important part of municipal government. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-...

Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce to meet Nov. 18th.

The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce will gather for their next meeting 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in Casper. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1150 North Poplar St. The public is invited to attend and participate in-person or online through Zoom.   The Taskforce will continue discussions on sustainably increasing resident opportunity...

Congressman Rosendale Named As Defendant In NRA Lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed by the Campaign Legal Center this week accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates including Montana’s U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale and others. According to the lawsuit, the contributions to ...

Senator Daines Comments On School Board Mask Mandates

Mask mandates from the federal government all the way down to locally elected school boards have been met with varying degrees of opposition from the parents of school children. Senator Steve Daines recently made it clear who he thinks the choice ultimately comes down town. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/11-05_637....

Commission Decides On Finalist For New Congressional Districts

On a split vote Thursday evening, Districting and Apportionment Commission Chairwoman Maylinn Smith cast her deciding vote with the commission Republicans to select Congressional Proposal 12 as the finalist for determining Montana’s two new congressional districts. Smith said there could still be changes to the map based on public testimony pr...

January Vaccine Mandate Set To Affect Thousands Of Montana Workers

Today, the Biden Administration announced a January 4, 2022 deadline for all businesses that have at least 100 employees to require vaccinations or weekly negative COVID-19 tests for their employees. The mandate was developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and will apply to tens of thousands of Montana employees. Details ...