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MATR Newsletter – July 29, 2020
The state with the best education wins!

The fish, the stolen truck, the helicopter … and the rattlesnake. An day in the Big Hole (Montana)

As Paul Harvey would say, here’s the rest of the story.

We have a crisis on our hands. ‘Close the Divide’ aims to provide Idaho’s low-income students with laptops, internet ahead of school year

200,000 Idaho students need computers by August. How many in Montana? What is Montana doing?

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Corona Virus Information

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

  • NLRB Empowers Employers to Discipline Employees for Abusive or Offensive Conduct

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (once again) modified its standard for determining whether employees have been lawfully disciplined or discharged after making abusive or offensive statements, including those that are profane, racist, or sexually unacceptable, in the course of otherwise protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act

Northwestern Energy

Montana Department of Commerce

Great Falls Development Authority

MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Next Generation Broadband in Montana

Montana Economic Development

Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana

Funding and Building your Business

Incubators and R&D

  • Feds: Laramie research nonprofit lied to get $500k in SBIR grants

    WRI used a “paper company,” Thermosolv, to obtain four grants that it would have otherwise been ineligible for, according to federal prosecutors. Prosecutors claimed that WRI had Thermosolv make false claims about its independence in order to win the grants.

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

University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer

2020 Montana Politics

Government News & Events


Miscellaneous Ramblings


  • How to Turn a Stroad into a Street (or a Road)

    With a road, just focus on moving vehicles. Resist the temptation to build a Swiss Army gadget that tries to do everything. It doesn’t work. Just build a great road.

  • New Hampshire Opens its Roads to Flying Cars

    Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill making the Granite State the first in the U.S. to allow flying cars onto its public roads. Pilots will be allowed to drive from airports to their final terrestrial destination.

Energy and Climate Change

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