FDA chief cites ‘egregiously unsanitary’ conditions at Michigan baby formula plant

BY: - May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told Congress on Wednesday that he’s found no evidence of intentional delay or malfeasance within the agency — though it took months to act on a whistleblower report of what he called “egregiously unsanitary” conditions at an infant formula plant in Michigan. FDA Commissioner […]

Yellowstone National Park even has its own style of ‘Parkitecture’

BY: - May 24, 2022

Yellowstone National Park, created in 1872, was such a remote destination that early visitors camped or stayed in hastily-constructed, ramshackle accommodations. As railroads were built to provide access to the area, demand rose for more and better accommodations. The Old Faithful Inn wasn’t the first hotel built—the Mammoth and Lake hotels are older—but it is […]

Romance scams bedevil law enforcement

BY: - May 23, 2022

Jeanne Aikens was a widow in her late 60s when she found a new love. Or so she thought. Aikens had nursed her husband through Parkinson’s disease until his death a few years earlier, and she was ready to start dating again. Aikens, a nursing manager at Boston Children’s Hospital, met a man called “Logan” […]

Congress, White House scramble to ease baby formula shortage

BY: and - May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — Both the Biden administration and Congress moved Wednesday to try to relieve a national infant formula shortage, as the White House invoked the Defense Production Act and the U.S. House approved $28 million for the Food and Drug Administration. President Joe Biden said he would use the law to address the formula shortage, requiring suppliers […]

Bozeman Daily Chronicle votes unanimously to form union

BY: - May 18, 2022

The newsroom employees at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle have voted unanimously to certify the Yellowstone Newspaper Guild. It becomes the second daily newspaper in the state to form a union in the past three years. Eight out of eight newsroom employees voted in the mail ballot election, which was administered by the National Labor Relations […]

Montana Jewish community races against clock to save oldest synagogue in the state

BY: - May 18, 2022

With less than six weeks left before a purchase deadline, the Montana Jewish Project is putting out an urgent call for support as it raises money to buy back the state’s oldest synagogue and establish the first Jewish community center in the Rocky Mountain West. The fund-raising campaign seeks to raise $925,000 to purchase the […]

U.S. House to vote on $28 million for FDA to relieve infant formula shortage

BY: - May 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democratic appropriators in the U.S. House unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday intended to address a nationwide infant formula shortage that has left parents and caregivers struggling to find food for babies. The U.S. House is expected to vote this week on the bill, which would provide funding to the U.S. Food […]

Last week’s quake was the biggest in Yellowstone National Park in five years

BY: - May 16, 2022

Last week, Yellowstone National Park experienced its largest earthquake in nearly five years, with a magnitude 4.2 earthquake happening about 23 miles northeast of the East Entrance to the park. The earthquake happened in an area known for earthquakes, scientists said. The University of Utah seismograph stations reported the earthquake at 7:32 a.m., on May […]

Sweeping tombs ceremony honors Butte’s rich Chinese heritage

BY: - May 15, 2022

In the far southwest corner of Mount Moriah Cemetery — even farther away than the space reserved for babies and infants — sit around 30 headstones. Many look more like a trail marker than the wider counterparts that span for acres in one of Montana’s largest cemeteries. A few have a date, mostly from the […]

Beer here: Montana ranks second in beer consumed per capita

BY: - May 12, 2022

Montana, New Hampshire has you beat when it comes to beer drinking. Sorry. But the latest statistics from several sources show that when it comes to beer consumption per capita, Montana is second in the nation at 41.1 gallons, and New Hampshire is slightly higher with 41.5 gallons. And Montana’s most popular beer — like […]

Montana has distributed $56M in rental assistance, given back $53M

BY: - May 9, 2022

Housing officials with the State of Montana literally could not spend more money on housing assistance, including the “Emergency Rental Assistance” federal relief. And it’s not for lack of trying. While Montana has so far had to return more than $53 million to the federal government that was designated for emergency rental assistance, the program’s […]

Thieves hit on a new fraud: Synthetic identity theft

BY: - May 9, 2022

In fall 2020, 43-year-old Adam Arena and a dozen suspected co-conspirators were indicted in New York on charges of trying to swindle banks out of more than $1 million through a scheme known as “synthetic identity fraud.” They combined real Social Security numbers with mismatched or phony names to create new identities, according to investigators. […]