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 By Tim Leeds    State News    May 19, 2020

State to enter Phase Two of re-opening June 1

Citing success in keeping down the spread of COVID-19 in Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock said today the state will enter Phase Two of the state re-opening plan starting June 1. Bullock said people need... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    May 5, 2020

Governor announces first round of grants from $1.25 billion in federal aid

Editor's note: This version corrects the website where people can view the grant programs. Gov. Steve Bullock announced today the first round of grants from the $1.25 billion the federal government... Full story

 

Shopping Angels starting Montana group to help in COVID-19 pandemic

Aidan White is leading the efforts for Shopping Angels Montana to connect vulnerable populations to volunteers wanting to support them. Shopping Angels is an international volunteer program founded... Full story

 

State to begin processing UI claims for self-employed Montanans

HELENA - The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Tuesday that Montana's self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    April 22, 2020

Governor outlines phased 'Reopening Montana' plans

In a press conference at noon today, Gov. Steve Bullock announced his plan for a phased reopening of the state, with restrictions remaining in place through the first phases. "Our new normal is going... Full story

 

Bullock: Phased reopening will be worked through next week on potentially for after April 24

Gov. Steve Bullock is saying in a press conference that Montana will be working next week to set up a phased re-opening if the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop. He said that because...

 

MontanaPBS to live stream COVID-19 special tonight at 7

MontanaPBS will continue with the third installation of their live broadcast special "Answering Questions About Coronavirus" tonight at 7. Thes program will be available to view on-air, online via... Full story

 

Bullock extends stay-at-home directive, announces new directives

In a press conference call today Gov.Steve Bullock announced that he will be extending the stay-at-home directive to reduce exposure to novel coranavirus 2019 through April 24. He also announced that... Full story

 

Governor plans to extend stay-at-home directive

Gov. Steve Bullock said in a press conference today he will be issuing a directive next week extending the stay-at-home directive and other measures he has ordered to try to slow and reduce the... Full story

 

MSU Extension to offer weekly webinars about the coronavirus and its effects on the economy

MSU News Service BOZEMAN - Montana State University Extension will offer several webinars that discuss economic effects from the current COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars will be offered from 2 to 3... Full story

 

Governor prohibits evictions, foreclosures during stay-at-home order

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said today he has issued a directive prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent during his stay-at-home order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and... Full story

 

Governor details stay at home, links to new directive

Gov. Steve Bullock issued a letter to Montana residents Thursday about his "stay at home" directive including a link to the directive itself: "Today I today issued a Directive requiring Montanans to... Full story

 

Governor orders statewide in-facility shutdowns tonight including bars, restaurants

Gov. Steve Bullock today announced measures to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, closing dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses and other activities that pose enh... Full story

 

FWP to close front desk services in response to COVID-19

To protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed its offices around the state to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. "With license sales and appl... Full story

 

Montana, federal tax filing deadlines extended

Staff and wire report Gov. Steve Bullock extended Friday the payment and filing deadlines for 2019 individual income taxpayers to July 15 in accordance with the new federal filing deadline. The U.S.... Full story

 

Montana has online COVID location and number tracker

The Montana state government announced it has put up an internet location where people can track the number and location of confirmed cases of COVID-19. The site is located at http... Full story

 

U.S. attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

Press release BILLINGS – U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme urged the public Friday to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 1-866-720-... Full story

 

Montana Housing to take mortgage payments by phone, mail only

HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that the customer service window at Montana Housing will be temporarily closed to public visitors starting Monday, March 23, to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus... Full story

 

DPHHS announces plan to continue services while temporarily closing some offices in Response to COVID-19

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan today announced steps the agency is taking to ensure Montanans continue to have access to various agency programs and... Full story

 

Governor issues travel advisory to slow spread of COVID-19

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock issued a travel advisory this week for Montanans who have traveled internationally to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning to Montana. "As Montanans return from spr... Full story

 

Four cases of COVID-19 in Montana confirmed

Press release Steve Bullock today confirmed four presumptively positive cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Montana. There are four positive cases in the counties of Gallatin, Yellowstone, Silver Bow, and Lewis and Clark. The Gallatin patient is a...

 

Bullock announces Senate run, challenging Daines' bid for re-election

Montana's Gov. Steve Bullock announced today he will file as a candidate for U.S. Senate, challenging Republican Sen. Steve Daines in his re-election bid. Bullock joins a crowded list of candidates,...

 

First Montana case of vaping severe pulmonary disease confirmed

Press release RiverStone Health and the Department of Public Health and Human Services have identified the first confirmed case of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping in connection with...

 

UPDATE: Hoffman-Cluchey found safe after DOJ issues missing person alert

UPDATE: Hoffman-Cluchey has been found safe, according to Missoula PD. The Montana Department of Justice has issued a Missing Endangered Person Advisory on behalf of Missoula PD for Mia Hoffman-Cluchey. Mia is a 24 year old white female, 5 feet 2...

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    April 25, 2019

Amendment to add preschool funding to state budget fails

A committee today killed a budget amendment on a party-line voted that would have continued state funding for preschool. A press release from the House Democrats said the amendment would have continued funding nearly 100 preschool classrooms that...

 

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