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Numerous Montana Schools Find High Lead Levels In Drinking Water

In early 2020, the state of Montana required all public schools to test their drinking water for lead and they were given until December 31 of this year to take initial samples. Of the Montana schools that have met the state’s program deadline, most of the 560 Montana schools show high levels of lead in school drinking water.  According ...

Millions Of Relief Dollars Still Available For Montana Renters

Montana could see a dramatic rise in tenant evictions now that the CDC’s moratorium has been ruled illegal. Amy Hall with the Montana Legal Services Association points out that Montana Emergency Rental Assistance is still an option available to those struggling to pay their rent. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9-01...

Evictions To Resume In Major Montana Population Areas

The Supreme Court will allow evictions to resume across the country blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Montana Legal Services Association eligible renters in 39 of Montana’s 56 counties and all of the state’s major population centers will ...

Senator Daines Pushes To Review Recent CDC COVID-19 Recommendations

Senator Steve Daines introduced the “Restore Public Health Institution Trust Act” Thursday. It is aimed at requiring the Government Accountability Office to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision making surrounding its reversal on mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans. This follows the CDC’s announcement of new...

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise Across Montana

More than 250 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in a single day in Montana Tuesday for the first time in over five months. Tuesday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated people in counties with high caseloads should return to wearing masks indoors. Governor Greg Gianforte issued a statement saying ...

New CDC Guidelines Give Local School Districts More Authority

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last Friday updated its guidance for public schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Today on Voices of Montana, Executive Director of the Montana School Boards Association Lance Melton discussed what this means for Montana’s local school districts. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/up...

Montana COVID Vaccine Update

Since the start of the month, state health care workers have administered about 80,000 COVID-19 vaccines. About 42% of the state’s eligible population is considered to be fully vaccinated amounting to nearly 386,000 people. County health departments are offering walk-in vaccine clinics at multiple sites throughout the state and information on ...