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Articles from the January 29, 2023 edition


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  • Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Bills That Would Fund $1.3 Billion in Water, Sewer and Other Infrastructure Projects

    Caven Wade, UM Legislative News Service|Updated Jan 30, 2023

    In the last 11 years, the city of Havre has had 255 water main breaks. The city's public works director, Dave Pederson, says 46 of those breaks happened in the last two years alone. "During main breaks, large sections of the city are without water for a long period of time," Pederson said. Restoring Havre's water system is at the top of a long list of water, sewer and other infrastructure projects across the state that lawmakers are considering in the 2023 Montana...

  • Legislative Roundup - Week 4

    Caven Wade, UM Legislative News Service|Updated Jan 30, 2023

    Gov. Greg Gianforte Touts Tax Relief, Eliminating "Red Tape" in Second State of the State Address HELENA – Gov. Greg Gianforte told the Montana Legislature in his second State of the State speech that he expects lawmakers to address issues like childcare, tax relief, and affordable housing. "We laid out an ambitious agenda with our sights set on building a place where more Montanans are realizing the American dream," Gianforte said. "We know our journey is far from over. We s...

  • Notice to the members of the Lincoln School District No. 38

    Updated Jan 30, 2023

    School Board Trustee Election There is one (1) school board trustee position open this year. The position is for a three (3) year term. If you are interested in running for a school trustee position, please contact Whitney Cyr at the Lincoln School during school hours (Monday - Thursday; 8:00am - 5:00 pm) to pick up a nominating petition. See Whitney Cyr, District Clerk of the Lincoln Schools for filing forms. Forms must be filed with the Elections Office no later than March...

  • Obituary: Dick Gannon

    Updated Jan 30, 2023

    Richard "Dick" Gannon, 81, died on Jan.25, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Gannon of Lincoln; children, Steve (Peggy) Gannon of Fort Benton, Doris Anne (Steve) Schoenecker of Corvallis, Joanie (Bill) Kieffer of Richland Washington, Jerome (Amy) Gannon of Missoula, and Richard (Jennifer) Gannon of Cut Bank. He leaves behind numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. One of nine children, Dick is survived by siblings, Jack...

  • Courage to Do

    The Foundation for a Better Life|Updated Jan 30, 2023

    In 1841, a physically imposing, twenty-three year-old Frederick Douglass leaned against the rail of a ferry headed for Nantucket. He contemplated the wake widening out behind him and second-guessed his decision to travel after three years of trying to remain inconspicuous as a runaway. But he had been invited by a group of abolitionists to attend a rally on Nantucket Island. The Fugitive Slave Act was still in force and Frederick risked being captured and a sure return to...

  • Letter: Four weeks into the legislative session

    Montana Sen. Becky Beard, SD 40|Updated Jan 30, 2023

    Week four of the 68th Legislative Session wrapped up on Friday, Jan. 27. Since my move from the House to the Senate, I've been assigned to the Senate Taxation, the Public Health Welfare and Safety, and the Highways and Transportation Committees. Aside from the committee work, I'm working on a couple of SD 40 constituent-requested bills that are winding their way through the legislative process. As some of you already know, I am currently working on SB 159, an act to remove...

  • Deputy's Log Jan 1- Jan 26 2023

    Corporal Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Jan 30, 2023

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received 49 calls for service in the Lincoln area between Jan. 1 and Jan. 26, 2023. Six of those calls were traffic stops performed by deputies. = We had three calls for service create case numbers: A deputy responded to an address in Lincoln Jan. 12, for assault allegations called in by Child and Family Services. The report has been forwarded to our detective division who will conduct interviews with the family to determine the legitimacy...

  • Forgo fraud this tax season: IRS-CI issues tips to protect your wallet, identity

    News Release, IRS Criminal Investigation|Updated Jan 30, 2023

    DENVER – Tax season kicked off Jan. 23, and IRS Criminal Investigation reminds U.S. taxpayers to take extra steps to protect their identities and wallets when filing their taxes. "Education and outreach are key to preventing tax fraud," said IRS-CI Chief Jim Lee. "If U.S. taxpayers know what to lookout for, they can avoid falling victim to the latest tax fraud scheme." Forgo fraud this filing season: 1. Choose a tax preparer wisely. Look for a preparer who is available y...

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