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Montana Politics & Legislature
- Montana Senate Republicans: Finance roads with pre-school education dollars
...the fix won't work, and even if it did, it's a temporary solution to a long-term problem.
- Montana Republican Lawmakers Look to Scrap Bullock's Pre-Kindergarten Proposal
"Like all families and businesses across Montana, Montana Republicans know a budget crisis is no time to start something new, especially if it isn't necessary in the first place," Sales said in a statement.
- United front: Montana cities join others for big infrastructure lobbying push
"At the end of the day we have to fund these things," said Welborn, an eight-year representative who was elected to the Senate this year. "That bridge outside of Butte is a textbook example of what happens when you don't address needs on a timely basis."
- Looking ahead: Butte lawmakers talk priorites of 2017 session
"We let our veterans down last time," said Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso, D-Butte.
Montana Code Girls
- Low-cost qualifying facility to add 80-megawatts of wind to Montana portfolio of Northwestern Energy
"This project is a great balance between the need for local economic development and the need for affordable electricity in our local communities," said Stillwater County Commissioner Maureen Davey.
Early Edge Montana
- Technovation Montana 2017 for girls from Montana and surrounding states
This regional Technovation competition is for girls from Montana and surrounding states who are competing in the global Technovation Challenge to give them an opportunity to meet leaders from the technology community, connect with other Technovation teams from the region and compete for scholarships and prize money.
- Montana Code Girls & Technovation Montana 2017 Registration is now open!
"Every girl can be a technology entrepreneur with the right resources."
Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down
There's a growing body of research on the value and importance of high-quality early education programs -- especially for disadvantaged kids
- Montana's Preschool Push
Governor Bullock is leading the effort to expand free public preschool programs but faces hurdles and criticism from lawmakers, incoming superintendent of schools
Energy and Climate Change
- The Great A.I. Awakening
How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services -- and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.
Come Home Montana
- Solar Is Becoming the Cheapest Way to Produce Power
Developing countries in particular are able to sell solar power for half the cost or generating electricity from coal.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity - Web Developer Assistant - Adventure Life
We are travelers with a passion for sharing the world your way. You'll find no cookie cutter trips here.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Senior Desktop Support, Transportation Routing Specialist/Software Application Technician - Helena Public Schools
a great place to learn.
- Watch Full Episodes of Backroads of Montana - "Home is where Montana is and Montana is my home"
The Backroads crew visited Montana farmers markets this past summer and spoke to more than 50 fans about the impact of the show, their favorite and most memorable characters, the show's recognizable theme song and why they love the show so much.
- Billings and Missoula make national list for entrepreneurial activity
For the fourth year in a row - Montana topped the Kaufman Foundation's list for its high number of startups looking to capitalize on market opportunities.
- Food processors tap into Sykes' commercial facility in the Flathead Valley of Montana
Small-business owners pay a reasonable flat rate per month to rent the commercial kitchen, a nice feature for emerging businesses that don't want the financial burden of being locked into a long-term lease for a facility, Peters said.
- Montana taprooms make the most of flourishing craft-beer industry
The study says 278 people either stayed or moved to Montana to work in the industry.
- Scheels donates $64,000 in annual day of giving in Great Falls, Montana
Scheels spread $64,350 of holiday cheer to 15 different Great Falls-area nonprofits at its annual Community Day of Giving on Thursday.
- Coaster Pedicab switches into factory gear at Bonner mill
Unlike many other states, Montana's manufacturing employment has actually been growing for a number of years, at a rate double the national average. Missoula County has been at or near the front of the pack, and the new businesses taking shape in Bonner reflect that data.
- Women Make Up Majority of U.S. Law Students for First Time
The number of men and women enrolled in juris doctorate programs has been nearly equal for a number of years, but this is the first time women have moved past the 50 percent mark, according to data released Thursday by the American Bar Association.
- Economics is "horrendously misguided" and obsessed with "completely unimportant things"
It's a field "that doesn't know where it's heading" because it doesn't know "what the good is."
- 10 Recommendations For Getting Ahead In Any Business
Maybe it's time to take a hard look at your habits and the perceptions they convey, compared to some of the other people on your team.
- Yellen to college grads: Best job market in nearly a decade
"Those with a college degree are more likely to find a job, keep a job, have higher job satisfaction and earn a higher salary," Yellen said
- Rethinking role of Electoral College by Montana's Bob Brown
With advanced robotics and artificial intelligence coming, you ain't seen nothing yet.
- Why should you care about the Interior department?
"No matter who you are in Montana, I am sure the DOI touches your life."
- Six maps that show the anatomy of America's vast infrastructure
The maps you are about to see show the massive scope of America's infrastructure using data from OpenStreetMap and various government sources. They provide a glimpse into where that half-trillion dollars may be invested.
- Words of Wisdom for Public Officials Trying to Connect With Citizens
For one, realize that you have the "curse of knowledge."
- Let's Make a Pact: States Increasingly Problem Solve Together
They often fall under the radar, but compacts are becoming a top tool for managing interstate issues.
- California unveils new laws aimed at dealing with housing shortage
Local and state officials on Friday highlighted a set of new laws aimed at helping ease California's affordable housing crisis, including legislation that will allow owners of single-family homes to convert a portion of their home to a separate unit that can be rented out without going through expensive upgrades.
- Inova launches investment fund to find personalize medicine innovators
"We want to create an environment that makes health sciences a new destination, a new economic engine for the region," said Peter Jobse, who was named managing partner of the new venture.
- What to look for in an Airbnb listing before booking
Airbnb makes professional photographers available to hosts free of charge, so think twice about booking a listing with poorly-lit smartphone pictures. The lack of attention to detail here may not speak well of the listing itself.
Washington State Business
- South Dakota Governor Daugaard to feds: Pay Native American health care costs
Despite government treaties guaranteeing health care for federally recognized tribes, the feds have stuck South Dakota with half the bill for Medicaid reimbursements for the state's nine tribes.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Taxing the rich: A solution to the state of Washington's budget mess?
In a state that has repeatedly rejected an tax income, it's a ground-breaking attempt to raise tax revenue that is based on wealth and one type of earnings.
- How Schools Can Have the Great Principals They Need
Effective leadership can make a big difference in public education. States can do more to promote it.
Montana Education Excellence
- Why Being a University President Isn't a Stable Job Anymore
Their resignations, once rare, have seemingly become a frequent occurrence.
- The Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Magazine
We are happy to bring you the latest issue of The University of Montana's Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Magazine for the Fall of 2016.
- Montana State University School of Architecture designs small solution for temporary housing for homeless
"It is one thing to draw a beautiful drawing on paper, but it is another to build a structure that is not hypothetical," he said. "The question is how can we design this structure to help someone out in the best way, and that is an interesting question."
- 5 ways to get the University of Montana on course
Are the best days of our beloved University of Montana behind us? Not if we choose otherwise.
- Anonymous donor pays off Hamilton, Montana school lunch bills
"I'm sure it is a relief to the families that are affected, especially at this time of year," she said. "I'm grateful and blessed to live in a community that really does care about one another!"
- Montana Tech plans new $24 million building as recruiting, retention tool
"This is critical for us to remain relevant, significant and competitive in the world," said Joe McClafferty, Montana Tech Foundation president.
- UM Employees Donate $96,000 to Local Nonprofits During Annual Fundraiser
More than 300 University of Montana employees recently participated in the 2016-17 Charitable Giving Campaign by donating $96,334 to local charitable organizations.
Funding and Building your Business
- Building Cities to Meet the Needs of Women
Men are often overrepresented in consultations about how city facilities are built.
- What Makes a Good Main Street Work?
"While some Main Streets seem well past their prime, others - like Corning, New York - remain thriving to this day. Why?"
- How To Take Gender Bias Out Of Your Job Ads
Chances are, the wording is more biased toward one gender than you realize.
- McKinsey Global Institute - The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world
Big data's potential just keeps growing. Taking full advantage means organizations must incorporate analytics into their strategic vision and use it to make better, faster decisions.
- Innovation and the 'rules of the garage' where Hewlett-Packard was founded
According to legend, Hewlett and Packard operated under a strict set of rules, which were later put into words by an HP CEO
- Boston Invites Smart City Providers to the Table
The city has issued a request for information that seeks help in creating better, more efficient services utilizing technology.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Don't want to die before your time? Get a female doctor
The patients of female doctors are also less likely to be re-hospitalized in the month after discharge, according to the study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
- 8 technologies that will transform healthcare in 2017 and beyond
While technology is no silver bullet able to solve all that ails the healthcare industry, it has always been part and parcel of any revolution.
- Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless.
Finland will soon hand out cash to 2,000 jobless people, free of bureaucracy or limits on side earnings. The idea, universal basic income, is gaining traction worldwide.
- Best of TED Videos: How the blockchain will radically transform the economy
Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.
- Amazon Looks to Develop an Uber-Like App for Booking Truck Freight
E-commerce giant trying to compete in the $150 billion business of booking transportation
- This Seems to Be Just an Ordinary Roadside Barrier, But You'll Be Amazed When You See It in Action!
Plastic rollers are installed between the metal columns of the barrier. While the metal part absorbs the force of the car's impact, the rollers begin to turn, ensuring that the car doesn't turn over, and at the same time reducing the potential damage to the car.
- Why the Autonomous Car Industry is Thrilled with Transportation Secretary Nominee
Elaine Chao, Trump's nominee for transportation secretary, will wield great power over how driverless cars and other automated vehicles will be regulated -- or not.
- Are Car-Free Bridges the Future?
On Portland's newest bridge, there's just one rule: no cars allowed. Other cities may follow the progressive city's lead.
- The Future Of Montana's History-Montana Historical Society, 01/04, Helena
“This fun day is an opportunity for people to learn about what’s happening at MHS and to highlight the great collections we maintain on behalf of all Montanans,” she said. “It’s also an opportunity to learn more about the Montana Heritage Center and the critical needs it will fill.”
- Rebecca Farm To Host North America's Only International Junior/young Rider Eventing Championship, 7/20-23, Kalispell, MT
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