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Montana Legal Service Selected For National Justice Initiative

A legal services program in Montana has been selected as one of the most innovative justice programs in the country. The Rural Justice Collaborative Advisory Council chose the Rural Incubator Project for Lawyers part of the Montana Legal Services Administration as part of its inaugural class of innovation sites. Tara Kunkel is executive direct...

Hunting Season For Geese Could Be Extended Into Spring

Under a proposal, Montana could join other states in allowing hunters to take snow and Ross’s geese in the springtime. Tom Kuglin deputy editor of Lee Newspaper’s State Bureau reports the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is considering such a hunt in the eastern part of the state that includes the Central Flyway and is asking for the publi...

Vaccine Campaign To Begin Soon From Public Health Organizations

Governor Greg Gianforte’s administration quashed plans for a public service campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible teenagers over the summer. That has led public health and medical experts to plan their own ad campaigns on radio television and the internet. Gianforte’s office said the Health Department will continue to revise i...

COVID-19 Booster Shot Clinics Begin For Veterans

Veterans their family members and caregivers are eligible now to receive their first second and third doses of COVID vaccines and a flu shot at the Billings Veteran’s Affairs Center. VA Clinic Nurse Manager Jolyn Hoff has the details. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/11-04_537-1.mp3

NW Montana Big Game Harvest remains high

The big game harvest in northwest Montana remains high through two weekends of the general hunting season, according to check station data. A total of 219 white-tailed deer, including 121 bucks, have been reported at check stations across the region. A total of 36 mule deer and 32 elk have also been reported. The overall percentage of hunters ...

Vaccines For Children Already Available Throughout Montana

Montana planned ahead for the FDA’s approval Monday of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 by pre-ordering nearly 25,000 doses last Friday. Dr. Sean Murphy an associate professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine on why vaccines like Pfizer’s should be effective on kids. htt...

MSUB Mountain State Report Details Public Views Of Political Affairs

Montanans are divided along political lines according a poll released Tuesday by Montana State University Billings. A majority of respondents disapproved of President Joe Biden with just 27% saying they approved of his job performance so far. Only 5% of Montanans currently approve of Congress. The 34th Mountain States Poll came on the same day...