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Archive for date: January 03, 2022

Group Working To Improve Civics Education For Future Montana Voters

Civics education provides young people with the basis for becoming informed and engaged members in elections and although Montana has its own standards for civics, it’s not among about three-quarters of states that requires it so students can graduate from high school. Dr. Khalilah Harris who manages the Center for American Progress’s K-12 edu...

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Efforts Successful In 2021

State wildlife officials consider 2021 a success in the effort to combat the threats of aquatic invaders. While the total number of mussel infected boats intercepted at Montana inspection stations reached a new high mark at 61 in 2021 there were no newly infected waterbodies in the state. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/202...

Alarm System Being Considered For Hebgen Dam

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recommends that NorthWestern Energy should have alarms installed to alert the company when flows downstream of Hebgen Dam drop dangerously low and ought to consider installing a camera at the dam toe “for remote verification of any flow deviation.” That and other recommendations were sent in a letter as...

District Judge Shoots Down Vaccination Mandate For Head Start Programs

President Joe Biden cannot require teachers in the 20 Head Start early education programs in Montana serving preschool age children to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or for that matter anywhere else in the United States. Louisiana U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty has ruled the administration unlawfully bypassed Congress handing a victory to 2...

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin In Montana

Recreational marijuana sales begin January 1st in Montana just two weeks after the Department of Revenue which finalized its last package of administrative rules. After the nearly two decades of ramifications from the poor regulations initially set up for the medical marijuana industry in 2004 the Montana Department of Revenue wanted to get it...