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House takes up bills on computer programming, vaccination, students with disabilities

On Thursday, the Montana House killed an education bill to include software programming in schools, legislation pushed in committee by the Governor’s Office. “This specifically...

Four abortion bills pass initial vote on Senate floor

Four bills limiting access to abortion healthcare in Montana passed initial votes in the Senate on Thursday. Gov. Greg Gianforte has announced support for two...

Transgender cabinet nominee faces tirade from Senator

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday faced a tirade from a Republican senator about gender-affirmation surgery for...

Bill banning gender-affirming surgery for minors passes House vote

The state House on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to legislation that would ban doctors from prescribing or administering gender-affirming surgery to transgender or non-binary...

Flurry of bills aim to set limits on transgender kids –...

Sam Edelman felt like a girl for as long as he could remember, his dad said. As Sam’s 18th birthday approached, and after years...

Big uptick in vaccine supplies for states expected soon

WASHINGTON — Executives from five COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers told Congress Tuesday that they expect to significantly boost the number of shots delivered to states...

Committee passes bill that prohibits ‘discrimination based on vaccination status’

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would bar schools, hospitals, and public and private businesses from...

More changes coming to county health board, emergency power oversight bills

The state House of Representatives on Monday began the process of reconciling several overlapping proposals to limit the scope of public health policymaking in...

Bill limiting medical care for transgender youth passes committee again

Before the House Judiciary Committee again passed a bill limiting medical care to transgender youth, Shawn Reagor told legislators House Bill 427 would have...

Health Workers and Hospitals Grapple With Millions of Counterfeit N95 Masks

Thousands of counterfeit 3M respirators have slipped past U.S. investigators in recent months, making it to the cheeks and chins of health care workers...

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