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Bipartisan bill to support first responders heads for President’s signature

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — As part of his ongoing effort to ensure Montana’s first responders and their families get the benefits they have earned, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced his Putting America’s First Responders First Act cleared the U.S. Senate and now awaits President Biden’s signature to become law. The bipartisan legislation cuts red tape to provide fixes to the Public Safety Officer Benefits program, and ensures first responders who are killed or disabled in the line of duty receive the federal benefits they have earned. “Uniformed officers put their lives on the line every day to keep our families safe a...


Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat

POLSON — Two candidates are seeking to replace Ward 1 commissioner Lou Marchello, who is stepping down after a long tenure in public service, including stints as mayor and now commissioner. The district extends across the river to Rocky Point Rd., east to Fifth Street E., and north to 11th Avenue. ...


Two candidates in running for Polson Ward 2 commission seat Two candidates in running for Polson Ward 2 commission seat

    POLSON — Two candidates are vying to fill a vacant seat in Polson’s Ward 2, an expansive district that includes Mission Bay, and residential neighborhoods bordered by 5th Street E. and the area just north of Hillcrest Drive.  David Coffman Background & Education: Gr...


Ronan councilwoman faces challenger for Ward 1 Ronan councilwoman faces challenger for Ward 1

RONAN — Incumbent councilwoman Marilynn Tanner faces Ryan Corum in a bid to represent Ward I in Ronan. The district encompasses much of the east side of Highway 93.  Ryan Corum  Background & Education: Born and raised in Ronan; earned a bachelor’s in general studies from Ida...


DPHHS ‘Red Tape Relief’ efforts underway

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier said today the agency will engage in a comprehensive review of all agency rules and regulations over the next several months. The effort is part of Governor Greg Gianforte’s Red Tape Relief Task F...


State-sponsored monoclonal antibody clinic opened State-sponsored monoclonal antibody clinic opened

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — In an early afternoon press conference, Governor Greg Gianforte announced the opening of Montana’s first state-sponsored monoclonal antibody (mAb) clinic at St. James Healthcare in Butte.  “Monoclonal antibody treatments are a...


Unemployment rate falls to 14-year low

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the number of employed workers in Montana hit an all-time high in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent, a low not seen since June 2007. “Montana is in the midst of a historic eco...


Governor promotes Child Care Grant Program, encourages facilities to apply

News from the office of Governor Gianforte   HELENA — Governor Gianforte today visited Discovery Kidzone in Clancy to promote $31 million in grant funds available to child care facilities across Montana. “For too long, Montana’s working families have faced a shortage of child ca...


Two candidates in running for Polson Ward 2 commission seat Two candidates in running for Polson Ward 2 commission seat

POLSON — Two candidates are vying to fill a vacant seat in Polson’s Ward 2, an expansive district that includes Mission Bay, and residential neighborhoods bordered by 5th Street E. and the area just north of Hillcrest Drive.  David Coffman Background & Education: Grew up in Sac...


Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat

POLSON — Two candidates are seeking to replace Ward 1 commissioner Lou Marchello, who is stepping down after a long tenure in public service, including stints as mayor and now commissioner. The district extends across the river to Rocky Point Rd., east to Fifth Street E., and north to 11th Avenue. ...


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