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Montana’s unemployment rate drops to 4.0 percent

News from Montana Department of Labor and Industry HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in April.Over the month of April, Montana’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points from the revised March unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. Montana’s unemployment ra...

Patrols increase to encourage safe driving

  News from the Montana Department of Transportation HELENA — As Montana’s busiest travel season begins, 40 law enforcement agencies throughout the state will increase patrols to enforce Montana seat belt laws and encourage safe driving beginning Monday, May 18, through the busy Memori...

Power of Parents Program to be offered

HELENA – The Department of Revenue’s Liquor Control Division and the Interagency Coordinating Council on State Prevention Programs have partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to provide the Power of Parents® program in Montana.  Three out of every four kids say their pare...

Diocese releases names of alleged St. Ignatius abusers

HELENA – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has released the names of dozens of clergy people accused of wide-reaching sexual abuse that dated back to the 1930s, spanned several decades and included a number of victims who attended a now-defunct church-affiliated boarding schools in St. Ignatius.&nbs...

May is Wildfire Awareness Month

News from the Governor’s Office of Community Service  HELENA — Communities, families and organizations are urged to join together in May to become more prepared for wildfire season. May has been designated as Wildfire Awareness Month, and the purpose is to raise awareness about wildland f...

Water compact passes House, flows to governor, Congress Water compact passes House, flows to governor, Congress

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock promised to sign the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact last week after a days-long intense back and forth between Democrats and Republican leadership in bringing the legislation to the floor of the Montana House of Representatives, where it prevailed with by...

Court denies petition for rehearing of island case

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has denied a real estate tycoon’s appeal to rehear a case disputing a $12 million Flathead County ruling that resulted from construction on Shelter Island in Flathead Lake.  The court on April 14 denied a petition for rehearing filed by attorneys for Don...

Bullock vetoes another tax cut

By Michael Wright Community News Service UM School of Journalism HELENA — Gov. Bullock handed down another veto on a tax cut bill last week. Last Thursday, shortly after the full House endorsed Medicaid expansion, Bullock’s office announced his veto of Senate Bill 200, which would hav...

Supreme court upholds sentence

HELENA – A Lake County man will continue serving a 25-year sentence, with 10 of those years suspended, for felony driving under the influence after the Montana Supreme Court refused to grant an appeal on April 7.  Wayne TwoTeeth, 48, was sentenced to the Montana State Prison on Jan. 9, 2014 for...

Unemployment rate down to 4.3 percent

News from the State of Montana HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate continued its decline in February, down 0.1 percentage points to 4.3 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.5 percent in February. Montana’s total employment levels increased by 2,...

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