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Zinke nominates 15 Western Montana projects for federal funding

News from the office of Congressman Zinke  WASHINGTON — Congressman Ryan Zinke recently announced that he requested federal funding for 15 projects in Western Montana to improve infrastructure, economic development, and law enforcement capabilities. The requests were submitted to the House Appropriations Committee of which he is a member. The projects would benefit communities in the following counties: Beaverhead (2), Flathead, Gallatin, Lake (3), Lincoln (2), Missoula, Mineral (3), Powell, Ravalli (3), and Sanders (3). The projects are posted on Congressman Zinke’s website:  “Rural Montana’s infras...

Public Health officials remind Montanans about rabies threat

News from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA — State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of rabies exposure risks as summer approaches. The potential for encounters between humans and wild animals increases during spring and summer ...

Governor highlights value of ‘Made in Montana’ products

News from the office of Governor Gianforte MILES CITY — Continuing his 56 County Tour last week, Governor Greg Gianforte highlighted the contributions of value-added agriculture to Montana’s economy at the Tongue River Winery in Miles City. “Across the state, Montana producers are f...

DPHHS advises ways to manage arthritis

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are raising awareness about protective actions Montanans can take to help manage arthritis symptoms. “While there is no sure way to prevent arthritis, there are lifestyle modifications that are prov...

Postal Service to stand down on Missoula Processing Center Consolidation

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — After U.S. Senator Jon Tester repeatedly called on the United States Postal Service to halt plans to move Missoula’s Processing and Distribution Center’s (P&DC) outgoing processing operations to Spokane, Postmaster Louis DeJoy anno...

‘Quit Line’ celebrates 20th anniversary

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) report the Montana Tobacco Quit Line has served more than 115,000 Montanans since it was first launched in May 2004, and, more than 36,000 of those served by the program have successfully quit using...

$16M+ for MT housing resources secured

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — As part of his continued work to improve access to housing in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently secured $16,276,708 for housing programs across the state to increase the supply of affordable housing for Montanans. As a senior member o...

Governor Gianforte statement on Montana Supreme Court enabling men in women’s sports

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On April 29, Governor Greg Gianforte issued the following statement after the Montana Supreme Court ruled to allow biological men to compete in women’s sports: “I am deeply disappointed in the Montana Supreme Court for enabling bio...

May 5 designated as National Day of Awareness

News from the offices of Senator Tester and Senator Daines   U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines this week successfully passed their resolution marking May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The Senators’ resolutio...

Tester introduces bill to protect rural postal service

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. SENATE — In response to the United States Postal Service (USPS) finalizing the decision to relocate Missoula’s Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) outgoing processing operations to Spokane, Washington, on May 2, U.S. Senator Jon Tes...


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