The money is part of more than $2 billion Montana received through the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress in March to offset some of the economic impacts of the pandemic. The state is receiving its money in two rounds, and the ARPA Infrastructure Advisory Commission is expected to award another round of water and wastewater grants next year.
Seventy-five percent of semiconductors, or microchips — the tiny operating brains in just about every modern device — are manufactured in Asia. Lesley Stahl talks with leading-edge chip manufacturers, TSMC and Intel, about the global chip shortage and the future of the industry.
The parent company to Rocky Mountain Power, the state’s biggest electric utility, announced Friday that its biennial Integrated Resource Plan is expected to include substantial investment in renewables — and no new investment in coal or natural gas. The 2021 plan will be finalized next week.
21st Century Education Initiative – “You Should Care…”
Career and technical instructors are making use of a platform from YouScience designed to test student aptitudes ahead of job certification exams, potentially guiding them to careers that fit their interests and skills.
In addition to finding his current job, Zapier’s Justin Pot says in general, “connecting with people improves your life, but it’s hard, especially online. If you don’t know how to start, you might think that you’re being a huge creep. You’re not.”
Bird scooters generally cost $1 to unlock; the per-minute cost to ride varies between cities. According to the Bird app, the cost in Great Falls is 39 cents per minute, and the minimum per-ride cost is $3.50 .
The company recently released a video on its Weibo channel. It was shared on a YouTube channel by another user and shows the myriad of things that happen inside the factory before a Tesla car rolls out.