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Articles from the June 4, 2023 edition


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  • Public meeting scheduled to discuss RID assessment increase

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    The Lewis and Clark County Public Works Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss a proposed increase to the assessments that fund both the Lincoln and Lambkin Rural Improvement Districts. The meeting is slated to be held in conjunction with the Upper Blackfoot Valley Community Council meeting at the Lincoln Library Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. According to information provided by Special Districts Program Coordinator Jessica Makus, increasing the assessments to...

  • Supreme Court cleans up the Clean Water Act

    Madilynne Clark, Mountain States Policy Center|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    Thanks to the perseverance of a Northern Idaho couple, the Clean Water Act, is less polluted by bureaucratic expansion. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled (5-4) in favor of Michael and Chantell Sackett in their 15-year case versus the Environment Protection Agency. The Court's decision brings clarity to the long-disputed definition of adjacent waters, determining that a continuous surface connection must exist for adjacent wetlands to be included within the authority of the...

  • My Answer: Jesus' followers belong to a different world

    From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham, Billy Graham Literary Trust|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    Q: The church today seems much the same as the world. What does it mean to take up the cross of Christ, and would this make the church stronger? - B.D. A: While our nation is seeing an increase of crime, immorality, adultery, drunkenness, irreverence, infidelity, and open apostasy, millions of professing Christians have forgotten the Scripture that says, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" (Matthew 16:24). Jesus rega...

  • Opinion: Legislature expanded access to affordable health care

    Sen. Tom McGillvray-R and Rep. Jodee Etchart-R, Montana Legislature|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    The United States's health care system is a mess of complex regulations and layers of bureaucracy. It's also expensive. But Republicans in the Montana Legislature have made great strides in recent years to address what problems we can at the state level. We've emphasized improving health care by giving Montanans more options, reducing regulations, and giving doctors more freedom to practice medicine. In the 2021 Legislature, for example, we relaxed regulations on tele-health,...

  • Montana Highway 200 Resurfacing in Bonner area

    News Release, Montana Department of Transportation|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    MILLTOWN, Mont. - The Montana Department of Transportation, along with construction partner Knife River Inc., will resurface a portion of Montana Highway 200. The project area begins at the intersection of MT 200 and Montana Highway 210 S and continues for 7.5 miles east on MT 200. The work is scheduled to begin June 19th, weather permitting. Improvements to this stretch of road will include a resurfaced roadway, seal and cover (chip seal), fog seal, new pavement markings,...

  • FWP's biennial hunting season-setting process begins in June

    News Release, Montana FWP|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will kick off the biennial hunting season-setting process earlier to allow for more public engagement and greater transparency. Public involvement will begin in June and end in November. In the past, public involvement happened primarily in December and January. FWP will conduct scoping meetings around the state from June 15 to July 15. FWP staff will look to hunters to provide broad input on regulation changes they'd like to see. S...

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