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Making Montana Calls for Makers, Manufacturers, and Students – 2/28-29 – Kalispell, Montana

It will feature interactive exhibits and informative presentations by tech enthusiasts, manufacturers, engineers, artists, crafters and scientists.

Weld Like A Girl: A Millennial Woman’s Success In A Man’s World

A new generation of women welders is rocking a male-dominated industry.

California Climate Program Offers Up to $9,500 Toward Purchase of Used EVs

Unlike other incentive programs, participants must also scrap an older, polluting vehicle.

Research Quantifies the High Price of the Car Economy

Car culture isn’t free, even for people who don’t own cars.

Autistic young people deserve serious respect and attention — not dismissal as the pawns of others.

Greta Thunberg is a powerful and visionary leader not despite her youth, gender, disability, or anger — but in large part because she is a young autistic woman rightfully angry

Boise Set Out to Become the Next Austin or Seattle. Instead, It’s On Track to Become the Next Silicon Valley

Long known for its cool vibe, the Idaho capital is challenging Seattle and Portland as a hotspot for entrepreneurs.

Podcast – Montana’s Goodworks Ventures, ‘Impact Investing’ And Rural Development

Founded in 2007, Goodworks Ventures, a Missoula, Montana impact fund, currently has invested in a portfolio of 35 companies in science, food, sustainability and technology.

Montana Career Opportunities – Lab Technician, Senior Research Scientist, Research Scientist, more… – Expesicor Inc.

Biotech: Expesicor Inc. launches Missoula lab, jobs in search of neurological cures “We’re actively making hires of people who have gone through the University of Montana system. They won’t have to leave the state to…

EV Start-Up That Puts the Engine in the Wheels Raising Money at a $580 Million Valuation

Haaretz reports that an REE wheel can speed up from zero to 100 kph in just three seconds and can reach a speed of 250 kph.

What every data-driven mayor needs

When employees see using data as a way of meeting shared goals, it means something far more profound than when data is seen as a compliance exercise.

An FBI Behaviour Expert Explains How to Quickly Build Trust With Anyone

It’s not always about you!

Climate Change Town Hall – 12/14 – Missoula

This series of non-partisan Climate Change Town Halls will be held in free, neutral locations where all citizens are welcome to attend. No donations will be accepted for any candidate.

The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

The company has already secured permission to build its first 12-reactor plant at the Idaho National Laboratory, which may start supplying power to communities in Western states as soon as 2026.

Wyoming’s coal-fired economy is coming to an end

The state faces a future without an industry that’s been very good to it.

Great Falls Montana Economy Grows 7.4%  in 2018

Our local GDP grew 7.4% in 2018, an increase of $288,802,000! 

Man indicted in $722 million bitcoin Ponzi scheme is majority owner of Butte’s CryptoWatt

The arrest of Matthew Brent Goettsche, 37, of Lafayette, Colorado has thrown the operation of the Butte plant into turmoil.

The Importance Of Paying It Forward Once You’re Successful

“You shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”  Maya Angelou

What’s New in Civic Tech: Seattle Builds Benchmark Dashboard

Seattle has launched Performance Seattle, a new centralized dashboard where visitors can see what Seattle is doing to improve the quality of life in the city.

Seattle Joins the Rush to Slow Down Traffic on City Streets

The city plans to lower the speed limit on major roads to 25 mph in hopes of boosting safety, following similar moves in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. 

America After Climate Change, Mapped

“We get the future we build for ourselves.”

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