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Haaland creates climate task force, pledges to address environmental injustices

Haaland creates climate task force, pledges to address environmental injustices

Order No. 3399 creates a Climate Task Force within the Interior Department that’s tasked with prioritizing climate change in policy making and budgeting, addressing environmental injustices and finding ways to “foster economic revitalization” of energy-producing communities. Read More

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April 17, 2021

After killing wolf, Gianforte signs bills allowing strangulation, expanded hunting of wolves

After killing wolf, Gianforte signs bills allowing strangulation, expanded hunting of wolves

About two months after Gov. Greg Gianforte trapped and dispatched a collared black wolf that had roamed from Yellowstone National Park, he signed into law two bills allowing for expanded opportunities and means to hunt and trap wolves in Montana. Read More

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April 17, 2021

Montana Supreme Court blocks all legislative subpoenas seeking court documents; McGrath writes lawmakers

Montana Supreme Court blocks all legislative subpoenas seeking court documents; McGrath writes lawmakers

The Montana Supreme Court Friday blocked all subpoenas issued by the state Legislature in the past week, that are seeking internal documents from the court, and said it will rule later on whether the requests are valid. Read More

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April 16, 2021

Montana University System grapples with new state law, guns on campus

Montana University System grapples with new state law, guns on campus

As Montana's new constitutional carry of firearms inches closer, higher education officials are tackling an ever-growing list of questions and concerns about how the law will be implemented. Read More

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April 16, 2021

Biden enjoys strong job performance polling as he nears 100 days in office

Biden enjoys strong job performance polling as he nears 100 days in office

On top of outpacing his own numbers from last month, Biden is also outperforming the approval ratings earned by former President Donald Trump when comparing their earliest formative days as president. Read More

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April 16, 2021

Two-way conversion of Front and Main moves to engineering and design

Two-way conversion of Front and Main moves to engineering and design

The $450,000 design and engineering contract, awarded to HDR, will get the project shovel ready in the event that federal funding comes available to cover the estimated $4.5 million conversion. Read More

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April 16, 2021

Federal forecast finds no relief in sight for drought-stricken West

Federal forecast finds no relief in sight for drought-stricken West

The prospects for alleviating the drought afflicting a large portion of the American West are not good, according to weather forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Read More

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April 16, 2021

Legislature passes controversial black bear, grizzly bear and wolf proposals

Legislature passes controversial black bear, grizzly bear and wolf proposals

From neck snares to baiting, the bills headed to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s desk in the coming weeks illustrate a deep divide between how Republican and Democratic lawmakers think about managing predators in the state. Read More

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April 16, 2021

Sustainable Missoula: Growing a food-secure community

Sustainable Missoula: Growing a food-secure community

According to the Montana Food Bank Network, “Approximately 1 in 10 Montanans struggle with hunger, and nearly 37,000 children live in food insecure homes” – numbers that have surely increased during the pandemic. Read More

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April 16, 2021

Details emerge in Scott Street housing project; design contract ready

Details emerge in Scott Street housing project; design contract ready

With an agreement notched for an attainable housing project planned off Scott Street, the Missoula Redevelopment Agency on Thursday approved $226,000 to fund the planning effort needed to put the development in motion. Read More

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April 15, 2021