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2018 Montana Politics
Great Falls Development Authority
- Interview: Kimberly Reed on Following the Trail of "Dark Money"
The resourceful filmmaker has a way of finding the detail that can turn the abstract into something you can hold onto as an audience.
- "Dark Money" documentary director sees strong reaction in Montana
"In a lot of ways, this is a homecoming for the film," said director Kimberly Reed.
- Public Access being locked up in Montana: In Litigation and Behind Gates
With two million acres of Montana's public lands locked behind gates, a solution that brings together sportsmen and county commissioners -- and doesn't harm working landowners -- deserves a debate on the floor.
The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana
- Here is our Top 10 for this week, celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy.
We are HUNGRY to Grow the Great Falls regional economy, create higher wage jobs, build our tax base, improve our market competitiveness, and enhance the quality of life and economic opportunity for residents of Great Falls, Cascade County, and the entire 13-county Great Falls trade area. - Brett Doney President/CEO
Energy and Climate Change
- 54% Working in the Gig Economy Say It Takes Too Long to Get Paid
Some even require upfront credit card information and charge late fees.
Come Home Montana
- Sustainable Missoula: Missoula families deserve cleaner cars
In Missoula, transportation accounts for more than a third of our global warming pollution, which means that the standards would significantly cut our carbon emissions overall.
- The Key to Unlocking 'Renewables as Baseload' Is the Control System
Will software decouple from hardware as hybrid energy systems proliferate?
- Montana Career Opportunity - Accountant - MoFi
This is your chance to be on a team that is transforming communities. MoFi is changing what lending can do for people and their businesses. Fueled by our mission to provide borrowers with flexible capital and superior business assistance, MoFi has grown to over $350 million in loans under management.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Community Organizer - Montana Women Vote
MWV is seeking a full-time Community Organizer to work alongside the Program Director to create, manage, and evaluate program and organizational work.
- Montana State University-Billings is looking for a new permanent chief academic officer.
The university announced Friday that Provost Robert Hoar was stepping down, effective immediately.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Civil Engineering Technician, Civil Engineering Technician Materials Lab, CADD Specialist, and more... -Montana Department of Transporation
We work with communities to deliver custom transportation solutions. The work we do has a direct impact on our community and the quality of life here in Montana.
Montana Economic Development
- Montana's online retailers must start collecting sales taxes for Washington; other states to follow
Montana retailers who sell products over the Internet in Washington will be required to collect a sales tax for the state by October, the first of many announcements from the 46 sales-tax states expected in the months to come.
- BNSF certifies Port Authority business park
The Lincoln County Port Authority, which contains the park, applied for the certification last spring. It cost $25,000, half of which was paid for by a Big Sky Trust Fund grant from the Montana Department of Commerce.
City Club Missoula
- Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.
Here are five ways you can do that and make a great first impression in your next interview.
- City Club Missoula - MT Attorney General Tim Fox details plan to tackle Montana's "frightening level" of substance abuse
"These are our brothers, our sisters, our parents, our neighbors, people in our community, many of them are overdosing and dying. We need to make sure that they get the help that they need." Montana Attorney General Tim Fox
- Bozeman commissioners take a look at living wage for city workers
City Commissioner Terry Cunningham started the minimum wage discussion during the first week of June. Cunningham's main concern was employees making less than $15 an hour would not be making a livable wage.
- Growing Involta is working on data center tax exemption for 2019
Proponents of the exemption say that it would attract data centers to Idaho, noting that surrounding states such as Nevada, Oregon, and Washington - all with cheap power - now house a number of them.
Regional Economic Development
- Bucking the Trend: 3 Minnesota Small Towns that Continue to Grow
What's going on here?
- 8 ways cities can boost their startup ecosystems
What is your city doing to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital century? Is it working? Should it be doing more?
- My roadmap for the Pacific Northwest region's innovation economy
Our region's largest businesses must form closer connections with startups.
- Wyoming political robocall ban ruled unconstitutional
Johnson concluded the state's ban was overly restrictive because it completely prohibits political speech through robocalls while allowing certain commercial robocalls.
- Do children have a right to literacy? Attorneys are testing that question.
"It doesn't seem like a high school," said Hall, who graduated in 2017. "It seems like a state prison."
Funding and Building your Business
- The New American Neighborhood
How America Lives: Creative Housing Options for Boomers, Veterans, Millennials and More
Social Media, Connectivity & Communications
- 7 Ways Younger Entrepreneurs Can Be Taken More Seriously
Steve Jobs said, "People with passion can change the world." If you have no passion for your ideas as a young entrepreneur, nobody else will either.
- Top VCs and Founders Are Sharing Their Most Unpopular Opinions. Prepare to Be Shocked
Silicon Valley is a pyramid scheme, founders are risk averse rich kids, and other incendiary opinions from startup luminaries.
- How To Start A Crowdfunding Epidemic: Gladwell's Formula For Success
Identify the influential voices in the market you are hoping to penetrate, and get their attention before you go live.
- 5 things VC firms wish entrepreneurs knew about that first meeting
5. Don't reveal too much
- Large ISPs, Flushed with Capital, Blame Consumer Protections for Their Disregard of Rural America
Their lack of willingness to invest has nothing to do with laws like net neutrality or privacy, because today they are nearly completely deregulated, sitting on a mountain of cash, and have no shown intention of connecting rural Americans to high-speed Internet while their smaller competitors take up the challenge.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- Service from the Saddle - Back Country Horsemen
Far away from Washington, D.C., and in fact miles and miles away from the hum of any modern-day civilization, horsepackers will continue to wander into dialogues about stewardship and the role of humans in places that still seem utterly wild. Regardless of any conclusions reached or opinions held, burning conversations like the one that three horsemen had 45 years ago over the lick of a small fire will always have a place in wilderness.
- Winston's Home Hardware Device Wants to Protect Your Online Privacy
Winston connects to your cable modem and wireless router and keeps you from being hacked, tracked, and makes sure all your home's connected devices are safe from online bad guys.
- How Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts
one group of researchers has imagined how an entire power grid could be taken down by hacking a less centralized and protected class of targets: home air conditioners and water heaters. Lots of them.
- The LeBron James Interview About Bicycles
'It was a way of life,' says the world's greatest basketball player. 'If you had a bike, it was a way to kind of let go and be free.'
- Autonomous vehicles won't only kill jobs. They will create them, too
Jobs will not disappear overnight, Bin-Nun said. There are many steps between zero and full automation. The workforce has shown resilience during gradual transitions in the past, said Bin-Nun.
- RFQ for Street Pavement Management System in Missoula, Montana
The City of Missoula, Montana, is seeking Statements of Qualifications from qualified engineering consultants to provide professional services for City of Missoula street pavement assessment and development of a comprehensive Pavement Management System.
- The Vancouver Model of Traffic Safety Includes Trees
In the 1990s, the city began converting side streets into "bike boulevards" and pursued a "greenways" plan that tore out asphalt and concrete in some places to make park-like streets where biking and walking were comfortable. Today, the city has 108 miles of such corridors.
- Charlotte's North Tryon Vision Plan Focuses on People, Not Cars
Charlotte Moves toward a Car-Free City Center
- New Traffic Signals in London Will Give Pedestrians the Green Light By Default
The City of London is on a mission to make walking as convenient as possible, using smarter traffic signals that reduce wait times for pedestrians.
- Driverless technology is closer than you might think
People were fearful of the elevator at first, Marshall said, paranoia that only continued when elevator operators were phased out.
- The Montana State Society Is Once Again Co-hosting The Go West Beer Festival In Washington, DC - 9/14
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