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Report Finds Increase In Adult Obesity In Montana

The United Health Foundation’s 2021 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report finds Montana has had a 13% increase in obesity to 28.5% of adults between 2017 and 2020. Between 2019 and 2020 there was a 7% increase in flu vaccinations among Montana adults to 46.1%. Between 2015 to 2017 and 2018 to 2020, Montana had a 19% decrease in air pol...

Montana Superintendents Send Letter Of Disapproval To Superintendent of Public Instruction

Superintendents from Montana’s AA schools have sent a letter to Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen expressing their disappointment in her leadership and calling on her to improve the current Office of Public Instruction. Northern News Network’s Eric Young. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/12-08_637.mp...

State Legislators Meet To Discuss Election Committee

Republican state lawmakers Senator Theresa Manzella of Stevensville and Representative Brad Tschida of Missoula spoke to Montana’s Legislative Council this week to reiterate an appeal made earlier this fall for the formation of a special legislative committee to investigate alleged irregularities in Montana’s 2020 election. The council did not...

Montana Legislature Appeals Subpoena Case To Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Montana Legislature and State Attorney General Austin Knudsen appealed a Montana Supreme Court decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that state justices should have excused themselves from a ruling on legislative attempts to acquire internal court documents. This comes following their ruling that the lawmakers did not have ...

COVID Relief Funds To Go Towards Child Care In Montana

Montana is using $5.5 million in pandemic relief money to help health care workers pay for licensed child care over the next year. Funds will be available for parents and guardians who work in health care behavioral health disability services and long-term care settings including assisted living and home health. Families can receive help with ...

Media Company Sues PSC Over Access To Information

Lee Enterprises has filed a petition in District Court in Helena documenting two times in which its reporters sought Montana Public Service Commission records and were asked for up-front payments including $31,000 in one case. The newspaper group says the PSC shouldn’t be requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing inform...

Financial Advisor Breaks Down Montana Student Loan Budget

Next February, the federal government is set to end its moratorium on collection of student loan payments. An estimated 100,000 Montana bowers owe an average of about $30,00 both in federal and private loans. Greg Harper is a financial capabilities counselor with Rural Dynamics, a Great Falls based financial nonprofit. He breaks down how much ...