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MATR Newsletter – August 21, 2020
The state with the best education wins!

The nine-episode series debuts Sept. 8, 2020 and will culminate just before Election Day: Shared State A podcast about what’s driving Montana’s 2020 elections, and where the outcomes could lead us.

“In this ambitious collaborative podcast we’re asking: What values are shaping Montana’s election? And what — if anything — do they really mean?” says Montana Free Press editor-in-chief John Adams.

Affordable Housing Crisis Prompts States to Act: Legislative Watch

Massachusetts, Nebraska and Minnesota are among numerous states where legislation has recently been introduced to address the affordable housing deficit. Some bills are more concrete than others.


It’s Not Too Early for Cities to Craft Autonomous Vehicle Regulation

Autonomous vehicle technology is primed to move into any number of use cases, and cities should begin the conversation about how they want to shape this new mobility horizon – or risk being shaped by it.

Today’s MATR Newsletter is sponsored by:

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Come Home Montana

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Northwestern Energy

Montana Department of Commerce

Big Sky Economic Development

Zoot Enterprises

The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

Montana Business

21st Century Education Initiative – “You Should Care…”

Rural Communities

2020 Montana Politics

Government News & Events

American Prairie Reserve

Connectivity & Communications


Cool Stuff That’s Coming

  • Joint cartilage regrown in arthritic mice by a stem cell tweak

    For the new study, the team investigated what’s going on after treatment by a technique called microfracture. This process involves drilling tiny holes into the surface of a joint, and it’s seen to stimulate the growth of new cartilage-like tissue. While it helps a little, the emphasis there is on “cartilage-like.”

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