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Superintendent Arntzen Warns Taxpayers and Schools of ‘DEFCON Four’ Trigger in State Budget

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen is warning homeowners that changes in the recent budget passed by the legislature will likely cause a spike in property taxes.

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OPI Publishes New Goals For Montana Schools, Attempts to Double Reduction of Non-Proficiency

Last year only 41 percent of Montana Students were proficient in math, while only 50 percent of students were proficient in English.

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Montana Senator Steve Daines Says He’s Still Undecided on ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’

As the republicans in the U.S. Senate debate the “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” a republican healthcare bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act, Montana Senator Steve Daines says he’s still not ready to sign onto or oppose the bill.

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Backlog of 1,140 Montana Rape Kits Sent Out For DNA Testing

A backlog of 1,140 untested sexual assault kits from past Montana criminal investigations will be sent out this week for testing. The process of investigating these kits was started by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox over a year ago, but a final certification required by the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative has freed up $2 million grant to pay for the testing...

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Comedian Nick Offerman is Coming to Montana

The hilarious star of Parks and Recreation will be performing his stand up and is a show you don't want to miss.

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Search Underway for Missing Hiker in Montana Portion of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone park officials began searching for a missing hiker in the Montana section of the park on Thursday according to public information officer Jonathan Shafer.

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Montana Ranks 34th for Legal Climate, Montana Chamber of Commerce Blames Activist Courts

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is trying to make Montana’s legal system friendlier to business, but according to Government Relations Director Bridger Mahlum, they have a long way to go.

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A Big Game Set in Big Sky Country – Will Far Cry 5 Increase Montana Tourism?

The Montana Department of Commerce is eager to get Montana in movies, but for the first time ever, the state will be the backdrop of the newest entry in a major video game franchise

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Montana Legislature May Enter Special Session on Either Infrastructure or Health Care

The Montana legislature may not be meeting right now, but there are whispers in Helena that Governor Steve Bullock may call a special session to deal with those state infrastructure projects that failed to pass during the last session.

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Political Text Messages Target Montana Voters With Absentee Ballots

Many Montana voters were sick and tired of all the radio ads, mailbox flyers and phone calls by the end of the recent congressional special election, but some also experienced a new type of political advertising: text messages.

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