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New Years Resolution - "My head says gym but my heart says tacos."
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Montana Politics & Legislature
- Thank you for this honor - Montana Governor Steve Bullock
Today I was sworn in as Montana's 24th Governor. I am deeply honored that Montanans have given me the opportunity to serve the state that I love as Governor for another four years. Thank you for entrusting me to lead our state.
Women - Fast Forward
- Gov. Steve Bullock to Kick off Second Term as Montana Legislature Convenes
Bullock and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney will be the only Democrats among the statewide elected officials taking the oath of office in the Capitol Rotunda.
- Montana legislative leaders say tight budget will force tough decisions
Montana's Legislature meets every other year. This session, the 65th, figures to be dominated by a struggle over the tight state budget facing lawmakers.
- Battle expected over net metering bills in 2017 Legislature
Montanans who want to produce more of their own energy are back again this legislative session for another tussle with the state's major utility companies.
- What counts as 'infrastructure'? Legislature's definition will have big impact on state projects
Perhaps only the crafting of what's expected to be a hold-the-line state budget overshadows the debate over public works projects.
- Despite governor's budget, universities hope to continue tuition freeze
This is a major shift, Lombardi said, from the last two budget cycles where the state increased funding for higher education so long as the institutions did not increase tuition for Montana students.
- Governor Bullock calls for bipartisanship, says Montana can be 'shining example'
"Before any of us are Democrats or Republicans, we're Montanans. And Montanans elected us to serve, not to score political points."
- Gazette opinion: Montana's big legislative challenge
"We're going to have to talk about bonding," Knudsen said. The talk will have to be convincing to the super-majority of lawmakers needed to approve bonds.
- Women's March On Montana , 1/21, Helena
The Women's March on Montana is open to all - men and women alike. It is designed to shed light, not only on women's issues, but on issues facing all marginalized populations who are being targeted with human rights violations.
- Montana House, Senate pledge to work together as 65th Legislature convenes
Just after noon on Monday, Montana's 150 legislators were sworn in as leaders in both the House and Senate made a call for Democrats and Republicans to work together and handle disagreements with civility.
Big Sky Code Academy
- 'Women's work' jobs keep millions of women in poverty, report finds
Of the millions of people in the US working low-wage jobs, the majority are women, an Oxfam America and Institute for Women's Policy Research report found.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- Montana Career Opportunities - Full Time & Part Time Web Development Boot Camp Instructors - Big Sky Code Academy
Big Sky Code Academy is hiring instructors (full & part time) in Missoula, Bozeman & Helena.
- Full Time Web Development Boot Camp - Bozeman, 01/23, Bozeman, MT
Our curriculum moves quickly and changes rapidly so that you are always learning what is current in the ever-changing computer sciences industry.
- Full Time Web Development Boot Camp - Helena, 02/20, Helena, MT
The boot camp covers everything you need to know to be job ready for a career in web development.
- Part Time Web Development Boot Camp - Missoula, 01/24, Missoula, MT
Kick off 2017 by joining the Big Sky Code Academy (http://www.bigskycodeacademy.org) during its 5 month part time coding boot camp in Missoula.
- Part Time Web Development Boot Camp - Bozeman, 01/24, Bozeman, MT
Are you looking to make a change in your career? To have more earning potential and be in the driver's seat of your future? Then look no further than a career in web development.
- Part Time Web Development Boot Camp - Helena, 02/21, Helena, MT
Whether it's with our network of Montana employers or our exclusive network of global employers, Big Sky Code Academy does more than simply teach you to code.
- Full Time Web Development Boot Camp, 01/23, Missoula, MT
By the end of the boot camp, you will not only be able to build a project using all of the technologies learned, but we'll help ensure that you're ready to pitch and interview with potential employers (in Montana or elsewhere).
- Montana Career Opportunity - Code4Philanthropy Program Director - Big Sky Code Academy
Big Sky Code Academy is seeking a Program Director for its Code4Philanthropy initiative to provide opportunities to our boot camp graduates to serve local nonprofits and their local community in the form of a 12 month service year. Position is based in Missoula, Mt and non-local candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Montana Teachers Teaching Tech Program Director - Big Sky Code Academy
Montana Teachers Teaching Tech is an initiative of the Big Sky Code Academy to train 500 K-12 educators in computer science by the summer of 2020. This program was born out of a partnership with Code.org. Big Sky Code Academy is the Montana Regional Partner for Code.org
- Montana Career Opportunity - Director of Operations - America Campaign
Director of Operations opportunity with the America Campaign, a national nonprofit founded in 2009 to improve lives through technology, education and the arts. Its initiatives include: Big Sky Code Academy, Montana Code Girls, Code4Philanthropy, Montana Teachers Teaching Tech, Warrior Gateway, Military Family Gateway, Gateway Information Network and more.
Energy and Climate Change
- Smith River markets itself as float applications rise
Celebrated for its spectacular scenery, remote location and excellent trout fishing, the Smith River has become Montana's most sought-after outdoor recreation experience.
Come Home Montana
- 5 Trends Utilities Need to Watch in 2017
From new EV models to emerging power choices for consumers, utilities have a lot to watch outside of their core business in the coming years.
- Video: With enough evidence, video thaws once-doubtful climate change denier scientists
As one of Greenland's largest ice shelves shrinks, a once-doubtful scientist has come around to the role of climate change in melting it.
- Wind Turbines in Sweden Just Generated As Much Energy As Six Nuclear Power Plants
The huge amount of power being generated means that in the past three days wind energy has accounted for 26 per cent of the country's total energy consumption.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Montana Career Opportunities - Foundation Director, Information Systems Technician, Coding Specialist and more... - Glendive Medical Center
We are dedicated to being a leader in providing and promoting health and wellness to the residents of east central Montana and western North Dakota.
- January MEDA News
"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions" - Arnold Glasow
Montana Economic Development
- Invizeon Corp. Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Legal Options for those Investors Suffering Losses with Missoula, MT Stockbroker Barry G. Hartman
Chapter 7 Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals
- The 16 Most-Read Stories On Mamalode In 2016
Take a peek at this list and then join us on the other side of midnight--we can't wait to continue our journey with you into 2017!
- Martian rocket fuel research in Butte, Montana?
Currently, MADA is working with the Space Propulsion Group to test rocket fuel for NASA.
- The Three Imperatives Of Authentic Branding - Butte, Montana's Headframe Spirits
The McKees are mainstays of the Butte community and want to build a business that helps Butte. Butte's story is remarkable.
- Montana among fastest growing states
The Big Sky state added 10,477 people last year, a 1% jump. There are now nearly 1,043,000 people in Montana.
- TED Talks to watch when every conceivable bad thing has just happened to you
When it rains, it tends to pour. Here's hoping that a break in the clouds is coming soon.
- A final curtain call - Appreciations for the legendary writers, musicians, actors and artists that the world lost in 2016
They touched the world in diverse, indelible ways.
- What's behind the growing urban, rural divide?
An overwhelming percentage of the United States -- about 97 percent-- is considered rural, but is home to only a small percentage of the population -- about 19 percent. The remaining 80 percent live in urban areas, according to the Census Bureau.
Incubators and R&D
- Bozeman City leaders talk about goals accomplished in 2016
For this past year, city officials have been working on developing the city's strategic plan. Hundreds of Bozeman residents directly participated in giving feedback for this plan.
- With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office
"Poor way to begin draining the swamp."
- Montana State University Research - Searching for the Human Factor in Deadly Avalanches
Research suggests avalanche forecasts have about an 80 percent accuracy rate. But human activity is a huge -- and unpredictable -- factor in avalanches.
- Portland's new 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax is operational
The four-year tax is projected to bring in a total of $64 million in revenue for the city. It's the highest gas tax in the state.
- The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board - Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs
This should greatly worry Americans, especially people who are counting on Mr. Trump to revive the economy and help the middle class.
- Welding class graduates at Montana Women's Prison in Billings
"I know I can succeed because I've seen the success. I've seen success on the faces of the other inmates in the program" Erin Gravelin, an inmate and program graduate, said during the ceremony. "I can show you the success in my weld."
- Retraining among solutions to skilled-worker shortage
Even with plentiful employment available, there are still many who struggle to find suitable long-term career opportunities while well-paying positions remain unfilled.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- National index ranks Wyoming economy last in nation
A few weeks ago, the city of Cheyenne was courting a company. The advantages that businesses consider -- transportation, cost of living and infrastructure -- were all sufficiently appealing. However, the company eventually pulled out, citing one reason: Wyoming's capital city didn't have the workforce.
Montana Education Excellence
- Virginian works to elevate the American civic discourse, starting with children
Heubeck wants to resurrect civil discourse. She and her small project aim for a more cooperative America by focusing on those who have yet to vote.
- Montana educators cautiously hopeful for teacher recruitment, retention efforts in 2017
No one is doing something because they think it's wrong. My hope and concern is if they're doing something they think is right, they should be doing it for the next generation."
Funding and Building your Business
- Billings Gazette Opinion: How to build up Montana in 2017
Let us approach these issues with thoughtful, civil discussion. Montanans must come together to forge solutions that make sense for the people of our state.
- French employees can legally ignore work emails outside of office hours
That 10 p.m. email from your boss? It's your right to ignore it.
- Why Combining For-profit and Philanthropic Investment Can Succeed
In this [email protected] interview, he spoke with Katherine Klein, a Wharton management professor and vice dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, on the importance of vision and what it takes to make a difference.
- New Model of Digital Election Equipment Produces Instantly Verifiable Results
A prototype of the system sits in an engineering lab at Rice University, and bidding is open for manufacturers who want to produce it wholesale.
- Montana fails to retain decades of emails despite open government law
The fact no emails have made it that far -- despite being the modern equivalent of letters and memos that stock archival shelves -- is a sign something is wrong.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- Goodbye, 2016. We Couldn't Take It Anymore
"We Didn't Start the Fire"
- Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders http://www.atlasobscura.com/books celebrates more than 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.
- The Top 17 Security Predictions for 2017 -- and what you can do to prepare.
"You ain't seen nothing yet!"
- Battle of Technologies Shaping-Up for Connected Vehicles
The proposed rule has the potential to cause traffic crashes to plummet, thus greatly reducing traffic fatalities.
- City Club Missoula Presents: Conquering Montana's Digital Divide: Broadband, 1/9, Missoula
Featuring Geoff Feiss, Director of the Montana Telecommunications Association http://telecomassn.org/
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