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Transgender athletes bill could mean revenue losses for communities

Some Montana colleges and communities could miss out on revenue from hosting sporting events if a bill that would require K-16 athletes to participate...

Montana tribal campuses to put historic donations to housing, transportation, more

Tribal college presidents say MacKenzie Scott's historic donation will allow them to plan for the future and address immediate needs, such as housing, transportation and internet connectivity. Salish Kootenai College, Chief Dull Knife College, and the Blackfeet Community College all received gifts.

Lawmakers consider two bills to regulate transgender youth

A Whitefish Republican wants to ban transgender athletes from competing in K-16 sports — a move a federal judge blocked in a similar bill...

Pandemic pinches enrollment throughout Montana University System

When the pandemic hit the Treasure State in March, Montana campuses started preparing for the worst. Montana State University in Bozeman budgeted for a $12.3...

Gianforte’s budget to boost new teacher pay

Teachers in Montana run roughly in the middle of the pack when it comes to average salaries across the country, according to education officials...

Court: ‘No reasonable expectation of privacy’

The Montana Supreme Court opinion dismissing a former soccer coach’s claim the University of Montana violated his privacy when it released information from an...

‘Tuition freeze’ a priority for Dems; GOP leader said it’s unlikely

When Allison Reinhardt testifies at the Capitol for the 2021 Montana Legislature, she’ll advocate on behalf of some 40,000 students. Among their needs? Food. “Our food...

Judge tosses newspaper lawsuit, rules school district didn’t violate First Amendment

ROUNDUP – A Musselshell County Judge has ruled that Roundup Public Schools didn’t violate a media company’s First Amendment rights when it barred reporters...

Guns on campus in Montana?

A bill that would allow people to carry guns on Montana campuses and another bill to change the way community colleges get money are already creating heartburn for higher education officials.

Small media group challenges getting booted from covering rival’s sports events

BILLINGS—Sports rivalries run deep in any high school. Now, a court battle in central Montana may take it to a different level. Yellowstone County News...

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