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WIC Shopper App available to help families 

News from DPHHS Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reminding Montanans the free Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Shopper App is available to help families with their grocery shopping. “We want to ensure that WIC recipients have what they need, and the app is one of the main tools that is available to help busy families,” said Kevin Moore of the Montana WIC Program. “The app includes many exciting features aimed at improving the overall shopping experience and modernizes how we are delivering services.”  The WIC Shopper App has various features to help participants better access their benefits and the available food ...


Launching MTFP’s 2023 Capitol Tracker Launching MTFP’s 2023 Capitol Tracker

As lawmakers meet to cultivate Montana’s next crop of laws this winter, there are more ideas flying around the Capitol than any single person can possibly keep track of. As is a longstanding tradition at the Legislature, they range the gamut from wise to bonkers — some of them trivial measures an...


Parties name affordable housing, cost of living, childcare as priorities at legislative session

HELENA — As the 68th Montana Legislature gets into full swing in Helena, party leaders say affordable housing, the cost of living, access to childcare and reducing red tape will be some of the top issues lawmakers will attempt to tackle in the 90-day session.  Republicans hold control of the go...


Water compact board draws closer to establishing development applications

RONAN — The Flathead Water Compact board held a meeting on Jan. 12, and with that came a draft of the much-anticipated application for well drilling  or development of springs.   Different from the individual domestic allowance application, the presented draft of the 60DF (D) Part A form h...


FCA speaks at local schools FCA speaks at local schools

POLSON — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes had four representatives from Missoula come speak to Polson High School students on Jan. 11. All four athletes shared intimate details of their journeys and struggles during their athletic careers. They varied from injuries to academic and athletic responsi...


Polson schools address cyber security

News from the Polson School District POLSON — The Polson School District’s Technology Department, which is staffed by three people, supports and maintains the technology used by over 1,700 students and 300 employees. In recent years, the use of technology in education has significantly incre...


VA moves to deliver copayment relief to Native American veterans

News from Senator’s Tester office U.S. Senate — Following sustained efforts from U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today proposed a rule in the Federal Register to waive copayments incurred on or after Jan. 5, 2022, for certain care received by American Indian ...


Native Woman Program offers grants

News from the Jeannette Rankin Foundation MISSOULA — The Jeannette Rankin Foundation, the national organization dedicated to transforming futures through education, is launching the Native Woman Program for Montana Indigenous students. In its inaugural year, the program will award up to 60 educati...


Open house to present draft US 93 Ninepipe Corridor study

News from MDT LAKE COUNTY — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has developed a study of the US Highway 93 Ninepipe corridor to evaluate the feasibility of improvements to the Ninepipe segment. The 4.5-mile study corridor extends from Gunlock Road to Brooke Lane near the Ninepipe and Ki...


House rules package passes key hurdle

MONTANA — An amended set of rules to govern the Montana House of Representatives passed Wednesday afternoon after heated debate within the Republican caucus.  The new set of rules, in addition to making a number of technical changes, will lower the number of votes required to pull tabled bills ...


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