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Montana news, with updates on politics and elections, wildfires and air quality, heath care, wildlife, public lands and more, from Montana Public Radio.

    State Releases Two Sets Of School Reopening Guidelines

    State Releases Two Sets Of School Reopening Guidelines

    Two separate reopening guides for Montana schools were released on Thursday, one from the governor’s office and the other from the state’s office of public instruction . Neither document is an order, but were presented as ideas for schools to consider when reopening. Montana’s K-12 schools shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s still unclear exactly how they plan to reopen for students this fall.

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    MT Legislative Committee Objects To Flavored E-Cig Ban Proposal

    MT Legislative Committee Objects To Flavored E-Cig Ban Proposal

    A state legislative committee this week voted to formally object to a Montana health department proposal permanently banning the sale of almost all flavored e-cigarette products.

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    27 Republican Lawmakers Call For Local Hearing On Federal CSKT Water Settlement Bill

    27 Republican Lawmakers Call For Local Hearing On Federal CSKT Water Settlement Bill

    A group of 27 state Republican legislators are asking federal lawmakers to hold a hearing on the federal Montana Water Rights Protection Act in Kalispell. The group includes prominent opponents to the legislation. If passed, the bill would be the largest water-rights settlement agreement in history between the U.S. Government and a federally recognized tribe. The Montana Water Rights Protection Act would settle a decades-long dispute over thousands of water-rights claims filed by the

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    Supreme Court Rules Montana Program Can't Leave Out Religious Schools

    Supreme Court Rules Montana Program Can't Leave Out Religious Schools

    The Montana Supreme Court discriminated against religious schools when it invalidated a tax credit program that supported school choice, according to a ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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    COVID-19 Spike Tightens Hospital Visitor Guidelines

    COVID-19 Spike Tightens Hospital Visitor Guidelines

    On Monday, Montana reported a total of 919 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 56 new cases since Sunday. That’s the biggest one-day spike since the pandemic started in March. This spike has prompted some hospitals to tighten visitor guidelines.

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    Coronavirus Leaves Blackfeet Issuing Stay-At-Home Order

    Coronavirus Leaves Blackfeet Issuing Stay-At-Home Order

    The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is now under a mandatory 14-day stay-at-home order after health officials reported the reservation’s first COVID-19 cases. Blackfeet and Glacier County officials identified nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents over the weekend.

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