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Early Edge voted down in House

HELENA — A push to blast the budget for Governor Steve Bullock’s Early Edge program through the Montana House of Representatives failed this week. Bullock wants universally affordable, high quality, early childhood education available to every Montana 4-year-old with his Early Edge program. ...

Shot down budget amendments included early education

By Michael Wright Community News Service,UM School of Journalism HELENA — The statewide budget is headed to the Senate after House Republicans shot down a pile of amendments from Democrats, and in a form the governor called “irresponsible” and said he would veto. “I will not ...

The Nest earns grant from Montana Community Foundation The Nest earns grant from Montana Community Foundation

ST. IGNATIUS — The check was supposed to be for $100,000. But when it was presented to Jenifer Blumberg, executive director of The Nest, the board of directors and advisors, the amount line read $325,000. They were gobsmacked. “Are you serious?” Blumberg asked.  Then there wer...

Bigfork kidnapper appeals case — again Bigfork kidnapper appeals case — again

HELENA – A man serving a 50-year sentence for the May 27, 2006 kidnapping of an 18-year old Whitefish woman at a Bigfork festival has again asked the Montana Supreme court to reconsider his case, this time saying that a 2013 ruling by the high court in another matter opens up a way to overturn his conv...

Bill encourages ammunition manufacturing

HELENA — Senator Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive, introduced legislation designed to encourage ammunition manufacturers to do business in Montana.  Senate Bill 122 passed the Senate and was given a hearing in House Taxation this week. “The fact of the matter is that if we do not have a guarant...

$12 million judgment overturned

$12 million  judgment overturned  RONAN – The Montana Supreme Court will allow an insurance company to make its case in Flathead County District Court that it should not have to pay the $12 million settlement resulting from construction disputes for Shelter Island, which lies in the mid...

Communities get Graduation Matters grant funding

HELENA — Polson, Ronan and St. Ignatius Graduation Matters programs were three recipients of 39 grants to Montana schools and United Ways to increase the number of Montana students who graduate from high school prepared for college and careers. The total of $203,000 supports local Graduation Matters in...

Film contest features Montana

HELENA – The Real Montana Short Film Competition is accepting submissions of one-minute videos featuring Montana. Five categories are available: Food and Beverage; Artists, Culture and Events; Places; Outdoor Adventure; and Wildlife and Scenery. The public will vote to pick winners from each category. ...

Committee votes down Bullock’s Medicaid expansion

By Michael Wright Community News Service UM School of Journalism HELENA — House Bill 249, Gov. Bullock’s Medicaid expansion bill, was given a “do not pass” recommendation by the House Human Services committee, effectively killing the bill. That means the bill won’t be d...

House endorses sale of raw milk

By Michael Wright,  UM News Service HELENA — The House advanced a bill last week to allow the sale of raw milk, after a floor debate that centered on a balance of liberty versus risk.  House Bill 245, sponsored by Rep. Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton, would allow farmers to sell raw, unpa...

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