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Montana changes course, applies for food assistance money

Lawmaker quizzes health department on the slow payout of other federal funds

Favorite Rhetorical Tools Used To Spread Anti-EV Misinformation

Disinformation experts tell us that the trolls aren’t necessarily trying to convince us that their version of reality is true. Often, the goal is simply to confuse and sow distrust so people aren’t sure what to believe — in other words, to create Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). That’s why so many of the pernicious posts begin with something like this: “Don’t get me wrong, I’m a great believer in EVs — but I’m a little concerned about….”

CBS Sunday Morning Video – Student debt: Is a degree worth the financial strain?

Student debt has become a national crisis, with 43 million Americans carrying more than $1.7 trillion in debt. With some questioning the value of a college degree, efforts are being made to eliminate college from many corporations’ job requirements, while promoting skills training for “new-collar jobs.”

MUSK SEE: Three Reasons Why Congestion Decreases When Cities ‘Delete’ Road Lanes

A wildly inaccurate comment from Elon Musk about the traffic impacts of deleting lanes for drivers is prompting a conversation about the little-known phenomenon of “reduced demand” — and how advocates can better debunk common congestion myths that powerful, but often ill-informed, people continue to promulgate.

There’s a Cheap Solution to the Electric Vehicle Charging Conundrum

What we actually need is an approach that takes advantage of an EV’s strengths: most notably, its ability to charge anywhere and anytime. And it doesn’t have to be nearly as expensive as you might think.

8 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview (and what to say instead)

Stuffing your résumé and LinkedIn profile with generic buzzwords can be off-putting to potential employers, but it’s far worse when you recite them during an interview.

How U.S. Infrastructure Perpetuates Car Dependence

The assumption that it’s “impossible” to live without a car in many American cities perpetuates infrastructure projects that privilege and induce driving.

This Ex-Banker Gives New Hires Two Weeks Off Before They Even Start Their Jobs

Hospitality tech startup SevenRooms has a program to inoculate against burnout.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on What Companies Are Getting Wrong About Hybrid Work

Chesky thinks there’s a better version of hybrid work, and he has the data to back it up.

Big Tech Companies Are Starting to Freeze Hiring. Should You?

The hangover from a hiring binge leaves some companies wondering if they’re too labor heavy, especially if the economy slows. But that might be an opportunity for smaller firms.

4 Montana organizations to share $10 million for environmental cleanup

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation in Lewistown will receive $3.9 million, Great Falls Development Authority in Great Falls will receive $2.65 million, Bear Paw Development in Havre will receive $2.15 million, and Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Council in Butte will receive $1 million.

U.S. Distributed Wind Energy Potential Can Meet Half of National Electricity Demand

The study focused on the impact of wind technology cost and performance, policy, and siting conditions on economic potential. NREL also modeled opportunities for distributed wind in disadvantaged communities.

Biden administration to release $45B for nationwide internet

The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 billion to ensure every U.S. resident has access to high-speed internet by roughly 2028

Flathead, Glacier students finish another student-built home

The main goal of the program is to provide kids with hands-on knowledge and a head start in the job market.

New Video Diaries Highlight Chattanooga’s Long-Term Solution to the Broadband Affordability Gap

There is a long-term solution to the broadband affordability gap that can be found in America’s first gig city.

Will you help us with a Remote Worker Survey? Mission West Community Development Partners

Transitioning to Remote Work Can Be Hard

Census Undercount Threatens Federal Food and Health Programs on Reservations

The 2020 census missed nearly 1 of every 17 Native Americans who live on reservations, an undercount that could very well lead to insufficient federal funding for essential health, nutrition, and social programs in remote communities with high poverty rates and scarce access to services.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: World’s Best-Selling Vehicle Goes Electric

Lightning version last year the automaker had to stop taking orders after 200,000 people signed up. So the electric vehicle revolution is no longer coming soon — it’s here.

Montana Career Opportunity – Government Contracting Advisor – Kalispell PTAC

This position is accountable for the direction, coordination, and delivery of activities for the Kalispell Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Provides consultation and training to businesses interested in pursuing the government marketplace and assists them…

Hyundai Wants to Build Terrifying Walking Cars in Montana

In fact, the company is so dedicated that it’s building an entire research and development centre in Montana with one explicit goal: Give cars legs.

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