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 By Chris Aadland    News    March 10, 2021

State expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Up to 140,000 more Montanans will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Monday thanks to an expansion of the state's current distribution phase.  As Montana begins to receive more doses of COVID-19...


Proposal to nullify local mask mandates advances

Lawmakers advanced a bill last week that would essentially nullify local health measures like mask mandates and prohibit local governments and health officials from adopting similar requirements in th...


2021 Legislature convenes in a crowded Capitol

HELENA - Members of the House and Senate kicked off the 2021 Legislature in person at the state Capitol on Monday, formally convening and electing leadership for what may be a turbulent 90-day session during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers took... Full story

 By Chris Aadland    News    December 2, 2020


In Montana's largest county, Yellowstone, the public health officer said his workers are facing a backlog of more than 760 new COVID-19 cases waiting for contact tracing and case investigation....


Bullock announces new COVID restrictions

Gov. Steve Bullock has announced new public health orders, including limits on gathering sizes and restaurant and bar operations, in response to a continued surge of new COVID-19 infections in Montana... Full story


Montana Legislature : How will the GOP spend its mandate?

On November 3, Montana voters gave the GOP unified control of state government, electing a Republican to the governor's office for the first time in 16 years, Republican candidates to all statewide offices, and expanding GOP majorities in the state...

 By Chris Aadland    News    July 22, 2020

Bullock: masks now mandatory

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock last week announced he's requiring mask wearing for many Montanans to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases continues to surge and the state...


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