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CBS 60 Minutes – The growing partnership between Russia’s government and cybercriminals

An Obama administration national security official tells “60 Minutes”: “Increasingly, you cannot tell which is which when it comes to the criminal and the intelligence agency.” Lesley Stahl reports.

Qualcomm announces smart cities accelerator program

Qualcomm will provide ‘matchmaking’ for governments, municipalities, and enterprises with hardware, software, cloud, design, and manufacturing providers under its new Smart Cities Accelerator Program.

Helena might raise property taxes to benefit open lands, urban forests

The two potential rate increases would nearly double the Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry assessment and add less than 5% to the Open Lands assessment for next year’s budget.

How Single-Family Garages Can Ease California’s Housing Crisis

Across the U.S., there are more homes with three-car garages being constructed than there are one-bedroom apartments.

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Want to Build a Smart City? Here Are Some Strategies That Work

The features of smart cities have expanded further to include safety, happiness and well-being.

Apple, Google, Tesla, and Uber: 99 Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Totally Change Everything

One way or another, we’re getting truly autonomous vehicles, and soon.

Montana Department of Transportation wants public input on how to improve downtown Billings’ busiest railroad crossing

The Montana Department of Transportation wants to hear about all those times you were stuck in traffic downtown on South 27th Street while a freight train rumbled by for what felt like an hour. On...

Missoula reports struggles in recruiting, retaining employees

“At some point we have to do anything we can to ensure we are paying people what they are worth.

Expanded Baucus University of Montana Student Leaders Cohort Heading to D.C. for Summer Internships

The Baucus Leaders program is provided by the University’s Max Baucus Institute, which recognizes that public service experience inspires students to engage in meaningful work to benefit society.

Fortune names Montana’s  Marilyn Bartlett among World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

“Bartlett helped save Montana’s state health plan from bankruptcy by demanding transparency from hospitals and doctors, then negotiating better deals,” according to Fortune. “Other employers are now clamoring to follow her lead.”

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