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$4M+ funds to boost state, local MT cybersecurity

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — Continuing his efforts to protect Montanans’ privacy and cybersecurity, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced $4.95 million in grant funding to help state and local governments—particularly in rural communities—address cybersecurity ...

Local named ‘MT Teacher of the Year’ finalist

News from the Montana Department of Education HELENA — Superintendent Elsie Arntzen congratulates the four finalists for the 2024 Montana Teacher of the Year award. The selected finalist will represent Montana during the 2024 National Teacher of the Year Program in Washington. Catherine Matthews w...

MT Food Bank Network welcomes No Kid Hungry Montana to organization MT Food Bank Network welcomes No Kid Hungry Montana to organization

News from the Montana Food Bank Network MONTANA — This summer, the No Kid Hungry Montana campaign moved to MFBN. The campaign will focus on ending child hunger in Montana and is a collaboration between MFBN and Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit working to ensure all children and families li...

Proposed ballot initiatives would mean big changes for Montana elections

A coalition of former Republican officials and a longtime third-party candidate are pushing a pair of constitutional amendment ballot initiatives for the 2024 cycle that would fundamentally alter Montana’s elections in what they describe as an effort to “reform our broken political system.”...

Hunter education classes offered in NW Montana

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Hunter education courses are scheduled in Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Eureka. Registration is free and available at: Dates, locations and specific instructions for each class, as well as con...

Past brought to life to support library’s future Past brought to life to support library’s future

POLSON — The community came together to support the North Lake County Public Library as they hosted a unique fundraiser to reach their goal of $2.2 million for the library’s renovation project. On Saturday afternoon, a bit of the past flew into the Polson airport for the 75th anniversary of D-...

Montana Senators comment on MAST program waiver

News from the offices of Senator Tester, Senator Daines MONTANA — The Department of Education has granted Montana schools flexibility in standardized testing for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Administration’s approval of this waiver will support OPI’s Montana Alternative Student Tes...

West Nile Virus on the rise in Montana

News from DPHHS MONTANA — State and local health officials are reporting increased West Nile virus activity in several counties across the state this week, including the first three human cases for 2023, which have been identified in Dawson, Rosebud, and Yellowstone counties. These three cases ...

Keep aquatic invasive species prevention in mind

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — So far this year, FWP and its partners have inspected 66,000 watercraft for aquatic invasive species. Of those, 35 were mussel-fouled and more than 200 were found with aquatic weeds. FWP and partner agencies, which include tribes, counties and co...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

I’ve been hearing some questions from Montanans who are grateful for the over $1 billion in one-time and ongoing tax relief passed by legislative Republicans, but also say they want to see the state make smart investments for the long term. The conservative budgeting from the legislature and resulti...

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