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Zipline unveils P2 delivery drones that dock and recharge autonomously

On Wednesday, Zipline showed off its next-generation aircraft, which it hopes will make rapid aerial deliveries an everyday convenience for customers throughout the U.S., even in densely populated urban areas.

Not the 2023 Darwin Awards… but just as amazing. – Just more examples of range of human stupidity

The following examples do memorialize the least evolved among us.  Unfortunately too many of them failed to achieve the requirements for Darwin Award consideration.

Montana Senator Jon Tester Ranked 4th Most Effective Senator of All 100 in Either Party

“Too many people in Washington don’t understand what a hard day’s work looks like and certainly don’t understand the challenges facing Montanans,” said Tester. “That’s why I fight every single day to stand up for Montana and our values. I’ll keep working with folks on both sides of the aisle to do what’s best for Montana and ensure we honor the promises we’ve made to our nation’s veterans.”

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TED Talk – 3 skills every middle school boy needs

The middle school for boys that he founded centers on a program that helps redefine masculinity through what he calls the three “Cs” — confidence, communication and community. He shares the growth he’s seen when boys are encouraged to explore their own empathy — and how it could lead to a more just world.

Scientists deliver ‘final warning’ on climate crisis: act now or it’s too late

IPCC report says only swift and drastic action can avert irrevocable damage to world

Federal Solar Tax Credit (What It Is & How to Claim It for 2023)

What are the steps to claim the federal ITC?

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) and Leadership Wyoming are excited to announce the class roster for the first cohort of The Wyoming Academy which will kick off this June.

The 2023-2024 roster is made up of leaders from all levels and areas of the state, including economic development professionals, industry leaders, city and county staff, and key board members. All of whom will gather for four in-person sessions across Wyoming highlighting both large and small communities.

The genie escapes: Stanford copies the ChatGPT AI for less than $600

It seems these godlike AIs are already frighteningly cheap and easy to replicate.

Car-centric landscapes come at an enormous cost, including the deaths of children and the grief of parents.

Traffic deaths for children under 15 have doubled since 2018. They and their parents are paying the price for sprawl and car dependency.

If Congress Cuts Section 8 Housing, These States Will Suffer

The Housing Choice Voucher program helps 2.3 million households pay rent. Biden has called for small increases to the program, while GOP leaders are eyeing cuts that will hit some states especially hard.

This simple formula can help you introduce yourself like a pro—and not be forgotten

If people forget your name, it may be because you simply haven’t given them a good reason to remember it.

How Elon Musk knocked Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ off course

In May 2021 Tesla announced it was eliminating radar on new cars. Soon after, the company began disabling radar in cars already on the road. The result, according to interviews with nearly a dozen former employees and test drivers, safety officials and other experts, was an uptick in crashes, near misses and other embarrassing mistakes by Tesla vehicles suddenly deprived of a critical sensor.

Top 10 Must-Have Technology Skills for Every Employee in Today’s Digital Landscape

In today’s highly digitized world, technology skills have become essential for almost all employees, regardless of their job roles or industries. Here are some of the technology skills every employee should have today:

More Students Are Turning Away From College and Toward Apprenticeships

Today, colleges and universities enroll about 15 million undergraduate students, while companies employ about 800,000 apprentices. In the past decade, college enrollment has declined by about 15%, while the number of apprentices has increased by more than 50%, according to federal data and Robert Lerman, a labor economist at the Urban Institute and co-founder of Apprenticeships for America.

Reclaiming Our Space: The Battle for Open Streets

The growth of pedestrianized spaces and car-free streets depends on a transformational shift in thinking about what—and who—public spaces and streets are for.

President Biden will let California lead on electric trucks, despite industry protest

The EPA plans to grant California a waiver that will allow the state to phase out diesel-powered trucks, helping communities burdened by truck pollution

Maine Leaders Discuss Whether Public Broadband Investments Should Support National Private Providers

Millions of Maine’s fiber dollars is going to a mix of government entities, regional internet service providers, and large, out-of-state companies. Some worry these national companies have not worked well with communities in the past. Others say the investments should be evaluated on what they deliver, not who gets the money.

Coaster Electric Cargo Trikes Made in Missoula, Montana

It’s a great time to be shopping for an electric cargo bike.

USDA awards more than $2.3 million in grants to support 17 Montana ag producers

Seventeen ag producers across the state received the funds through the USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant Program that helps businesses generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities.

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