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Articles from the April 30, 2023 edition


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  • Montana Considers Requiring Insurance to Cover Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

    Keely Larson, KFF Health News-UM Legislative News Service|Updated May 3, 2023

    Katie Beall was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 1, 2022. Two days later, doctors told her the chemotherapy she needed would make her infertile. The next day, she started looking into how she could freeze her eggs, which would give her the option of becoming a mother in the future. Twenty-three days after her cancer diagnosis, the 36-year-old Helena resident said, she had put $7,579 on three credit cards to pay for her out-of-pocket fertility preservation costs. Her...

  • God's Word is inspired

    From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham, Billy Graham Literary Trust|Updated May 3, 2023

    Q: When I was young, my Sunday school teacher helped the class memorize an Old Testament passage when the world was very wicked: "Everyone did what was right in his own eyes" (Judges 21:25). When I was little I couldn't quite imagine that kind of living, but doesn't it seem that the world has regressed? This verse describes our world today. - W.R. A: When everyone does what is right in his own eyes, there is no possibility of order and peace. Too many people today feel that mo...

  • Grizzlies drawn to attractants in Lincoln Springs area

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated May 3, 2023

    Spring is in full swing and bears are on the move across western Montana, and the activities of a distinctive female Grizzly and a pair of three-year-old subadults in the Lincoln Springs area have been a cause for concern among residents there. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear management specialist Jamie Jonkel said the bear has been seen in the area for some time and has never been collared, but for the first time this year she's been seen coming up onto porches....

  • Lawmakers close to passing budget

    Caven Wade, UM Legislative News Service|Updated May 3, 2023

    As the 68th Legislative Session approaches the end of its 90-day ride, lawmakers are close to passing a $14.3 million budget for state spending over the next two years, funding everything from Medicaid to education to law enforcement. The Montana Legislative Branch only has one constitutional requirement and that is to provide a balanced budget for the next two years. House Bill 2, sponsored by Rep. Llew Jones, R-Conrad, is the key bill that holds that budget. Other...

  • A sure sign of spring

    Updated May 3, 2023

    Bluebirds and blue skies....

  • Wild Montana Hosting Wilderness Walks, including several in Lincoln area

    News Release, Montana Wild|Updated May 3, 2023

    WILDERNESS WALKS HOSTED BY WILD MONTANA'S WILD DIVIDE CHAPTER Keeping the Divide Wild: The Lincoln Prosperity Proposal Tuesday, June 6 Webinar Join us online to learn how the Lincoln Prosperity Proposal will permanently protect the wild Continental Divide around Lincoln. We'll converse with Wild Montana Federal Legislative Director Zach Angstead to get grounded in the basics of the proposal and hear what makes this landscape so special. We'll also hear from partners in the...

  • Lincoln board openings

    News Release, Lewis and Clark County|Updated May 3, 2023

    Lewis and Clark County has the following Lincoln board openings: Lincoln Solid Waste District Board Citizens who serve on the Lincoln Solid Waste District Board need to own residential or commercial property and pay the Lincoln Solid Waste assessment; 3 year terms. Lincoln Parks Board The purpose of the board is to advise the Board of County Commissioners and the City-County Parks Board on issues relating to the use, improvement, and general maintenance of the Lincoln...

  • Mammogram Clinic at Parker Medical

    News Release, Pureview Healthcares Center|Updated May 3, 2023

    Attention Lincoln Community: Health on Wheels is Coming to Town! Mark your calendars for a vital healthcare opportunity in Lincoln on May 23, and June 20! The Mobile Mammography Coach will visit PureView's Parker Clinic at 2363 MT Hwy 200, offering residents a convenient and efficient mammogram experience. Mammograms are crucial for early detection of breast cancer, so call now to book your spot and prioritize your health. Appointments are required. To reserve your spot on...

  • Spend your summer on the forest as a volunteer campground host

    News release, USFS|Updated May 3, 2023

    GREAT FALLS, Mont., May 1, 2023 - If you have ever wished to spend an entire summer on the forest, here is your chance! Recreation staff from the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are once again recruiting volunteers to serve as campground hosts for the Many Pines and Dry Wolf Campgrounds located in the Little Belt Mountains and Thain Creek Campground located in the Highwood Mountains. "Campground hosts provide their own trailer and occupy a prominent campsite in a...

  • Legislative Briefs - Week 17

    Caven Wade, UM Legislative News Service|Updated May 3, 2023

    Parental Rights in Education Bill Nears Passage A bill moving through the legislative process would give parents more rights in their child's education, require school boards to share additional information regarding a student's education with parents and allow parents to opt their children out of certain school instruction. Sen. Theresa Manzella, R-Hamilton, is sponsoring Senate Bill 518, which would require school districts to provide information to parents on educational...

  • Live Like a Student

    Tammy Jordan|Updated May 2, 2023

    It's always amazing to me the people I meet while I'm traveling and teaching, and the lessons I learn from them along the way. This past weekend I was in Farmington, Utah teaching at the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair. It's my second year teaching at this event, and it seems each year I'm there, I meet some of the most amazing people and reconnect with ones I see only at festivals. Some will say it's the teacher who is supposed to teach, but often I find I can learn as much from...

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