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How the Surging Virus Has Crashed Into Campaigning in Every Imaginable Way (Missoula) – New York Times

Even for voters who are “dyed-in-the-wool ‘I want to go to the ballot booth’” people, as Geoff Badenoch, a poll worker in Missoula, Mont., describes them, this year will look different: with poll workers in masks, six-foot-separation lines on the floor and spray bottles of disinfectant all around.

Here’s the recording to share of today’s Missoula Zoom with Chuck Marohn, founder of Strong Towns

The Q&As that follow his presentation should also be beneficial to fellow Montanans.

City Club of Missoula Presents: Election 2020: What just happened? – 11/9 – 11:30AM on Zoom

Join us as we analyze the recent election: Who is in? Who is out? What might come next?

Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan May 2019

As Bozeman grows, Downtown cannot be content with today’s successes; evolution is necessary for long-term resilience. Challenges do exist, particularly around keeping Downtown’s local identity intact, balancing growth sensitively, and welcoming more transportation modes and residents. This plan has been shaped by many people in the Bozeman community who worked hard to create an inspired vision for the next decade.

Most Public Engagement is Worthless

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”— Steve Jobs Charles Marohn Full Story ************** Most Public Engagement…

City of Bozeman proposes program to fund public art

The proposed ordinance, called a municipal percent for art program, would set aside 1% of construction costs from some future city capital projects to be used for public art installations.

Senator Jon Tester sponsors legislation designating 17 wild and scenic rivers in Montana

The number of miles of wild and scenic rivers in Montana would jump by nearly 87% under legislation to be introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

Commerce Department Launches Program to Provide Legal Assistance for Montanans Facing Pandemic-Related Evictions

“This partnership is to make sure Montana renters have access to free legal resources that can provide information, guidance and support so people can stay in their homes and not have to worry about possibly being evicted,” Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice said.

Has there been a staff exodus at OPI under Elsie Arntzen? Only OPI knows.

With allegations swirling in the race for superintendent of public instruction, public records requests for clarifying documents have been inexplicably delayed.

The Wyoming Business Ready Community Grant and Loan Program

This program provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities.