Remote work: An underestimated benefit for family caregivers

BY: - May 29, 2023

For Aida Beltré, working remotely during the pandemic came as a relief. She was taking care of her father, now 86, who has been in and out of hospitals and rehabs after a worsening series of strokes in recent years. Working from home for a rental property company, she could handle it. In fact, like […]

‘We’re going to need so many seedlings’ for reforestation push

BY: - May 27, 2023

During the next few years, state tree nurseries across the country will build new greenhouses, expand irrigation systems, upgrade seeding equipment and bring on staff. They’re hoping to turn millions of new federal dollars into millions of new seedlings — part of a collaborative effort to reforest landscapes threatened by climate change. “We’re going to […]

Trans couple ‘rattled’ after harassment in Target, LGBTQ+ merchandise thrown on floor

BY: - May 25, 2023

A transgender Missoula couple was told to “enjoy it while you can ” while shopping Thursday in the LGBTQ+ section in Target by a man who went on to throw merchandise from the section onto the floor. The man was later escorted by a Target employee out of the section, which includes clothing with rainbow colors, […]

Her fetus had 1% chance of survival. Idaho’s ban forced her to travel for an abortion.

BY: - May 24, 2023

Jennifer Adkins’ first pregnancy was near-perfect. She sailed through her appointments and screenings with no complications, ticking every box and making lists of all the right questions to ask her medical professionals. By the time her unmedicated labor was over and the nurses placed her newborn son on her chest, Adkins felt like a superhero. […]

Yellowstone National Park investigating bison calf incident, death

BY: - May 23, 2023

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park law enforcement officers are asking the public for information about an incident that occurred on the evening of May 20, between an unidentified man and a newborn bison calf in the park’s northeast corner. The man intentionally disturbed the calf, which resulted in the death of the […]

Montana seltzers small, popular part of brewery market in state

BY: - May 23, 2023

POLSON — When Glacier Brewing Company came out with its Snowpack Limoncello Seltzer, more than a few craft beer drinkers took a liking to it. “A lot of the regulars switched to this because it’s easy to drink but still drinks like a beer,” said local Michael Wetherington a recent day at the tap house. […]

States weigh child abuse reporting vs. clergy’s duty of confidentiality

BY: - May 22, 2023

From the time Washington state Sen. Noel Frame was 5 years old until she was 10, she was sexually abused by a teenage cousin. The abuse only stopped when she told a teacher, who reported it to the authorities and to her parents. Now, Frame, 43, wants to require members of the clergy in Washington […]

Montana Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signs Senate Bill 419, which bans TikTok in Montana, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Montana influencers file lawsuit on state TikTok ban in federal court

BY: - May 19, 2023

How is Montana’s newly enacted TikTok ban illegal? Well, lawyers for five popular TikTok users in the Treasure State have counted the ways, and they’ve told a federal judge that there are at least six legal problems with the first-of-its-kind ban which is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024 unless otherwise stopped. […]

Gianforte signs Montana TikTok ban, directs agencies to ban apps linked to foreign adversaries

BY: - May 17, 2023

Gov. Greg Gianforte signed the bill Wednesday that is likely to make Montana the first state to ban the popular social media app TikTok and directed executive agencies to stop allowing employees to use any social media apps linked to U.S. foreign adversaries on state-owned devices or for state business. “Today, Montana takes the most […]

Most Americans say they or a family member have experienced gun violence

BY: - May 14, 2023

A majority of Americans say they or a family member has experienced gun violence, such as witnessing a shooting, being threatened by a person with a gun, or being shot, according to a sweeping new survey. The national survey of 1,271 adults conducted by KFF revealed the severe physical and psychological harm exacted by firearm […]

Pain, hope and science collide as athletes turn to magic mushrooms

BY: and - May 13, 2023

WAKEFIELD, Jamaica — The boxer felt broken. Every day, he was waking up in pain. Some days, it was debilitating headaches. Other times, it was his back. Or his fists. His ribs. His nose. On top of that, he had mood swings. Depression. Anxiety. Mike Lee didn’t regret his career. He had been one of […]

Montana housing and prison infrastructure bills await governor’s consideration

BY: - May 10, 2023

Two of the biggest legislative priorities to start the 2023 session in Montana – addressing housing and prison space and upgrades – came down to a flurry of work done in the final days to try to find compromises, though leadership from both parties said they feel the body could have done more specifically to […]