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 By Mara Silvers    News    March 24, 2021

State to expand vaccine eligibility to residents 16 and older

HELENA - After months of calculated and incremental expansions in vaccine eligibility, all Montanans 16 and older will be allowed to sign up to receive inoculations beginning April 1.  The Tuesday announcement by Gov. Greg Gianforte was prompted in... Full story

 
 By Mara Silvers    News    March 17, 2021

Can Montana get a grip on addiction?

In late January, when Mary Windecker got up to testify in front of the budget committee considering how to fund Montana’s addiction and mental health treatment programs, her words cut through a typically bureaucratic proceeding to present an...

 

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 Mara Silvers    News    December 23, 2020

'We're getting there': Health care workers are first in line as Montanans receive initial round of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

HELENA - At St. Peter's Health in Helena, many doctors and medical staff spent the beginning of this week eagerly preparing for a pivotal moment. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the hospital...

 
 By Mara Silvers    News    December 16, 2020

Montana prepares for initial COVID-19 vaccinations

When 9,750 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Montana as early as this week, the delivery will mark the beginning of a complex distribution plan organized by public health officials,...

 
 By Mara Silvers    News    December 16, 2020

Lawmakers continue rules debate

HELENA - Lawmakers who sit on the House and Senate rules committees convened virtually and at the state Capitol this week to debate how the upcoming legislative session should operate as COVID-19...

 

Lawmakers spar over legislative rules

HELENA — Republican lawmakers from the Joint Senate and House Rules Committee met last Thursday in an unusual effort to propose changes to legislative rules before the 2021 session. Democratic lawmakers boycotted the meeting, insisting that it was...

 

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