Where you live can help or hinder your ability to make ends meet. A myriad of taxes—property, license, state and local sales, property, inheritance, estate and excise taxes on gasoline—eat away at your disposable income.
On February 3, 2021, in Hall v. City of Plainview, A19-0606, the Minnesota Supreme Court gave something to employees and employers alike when it addressed the issue of whether a handbook policy can create a unilateral contract (as to that provision), and what impact, if any, a general disclaimer has in negating the existence of a contract based on a specific policy.
Many of Montana’s small towns have local newspapers that have often been operating for decades. This “community journalism” plays a vital role and presents unique challenges for the journalists who staff these small papers. Philipsburg Mail editor Emily Petrovski joins Gwen and Sally for this episode of Parsing the Press.
The proposition of pursuing funding for broadband can seem unwise when a short timeline is involved. Here are lessons learned from counties that had to spend CARES dollars in the face of a fast construction deadline.
Blackfoot Communications today announced plans for bringing fiber-based broadband internet services to portions of Western Montana, including areas around Georgetown Lake, the far southern portions of the Bitterroot Valley, the Highway 12 corridor west of Lolo and the Swan Valley.
Officials in Tucson, Ariz., are working on an ambitious community wireless program to expand connectivity for teleworkers and virtual students. The pandemic has helped highlight glaring gaps in digital equity.
“The internet and broadband affects every part of our lives, especially our ability to participate in job creation and education, and civic engagement in society in general,” said Rep. Tyson Running Wolf of Browning. “There are too many places in our great state where broadband is not available, adding to our digital divide.”
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office said on Thursday that the governor is “taking steps to expand Wyoming’s economic recovery, with a series of proposals and initiatives to further the state’s economic plan by adding value to and bolstering the state’s energy, tourism and agriculture sectors.”