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Statewide news from Montana Public Radio.

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Statewide news from Montana Public Radio.

    Free rapid COVID tests will soon arrive in Montana

    Free rapid COVID tests will soon arrive in Montana

    Six hundred fifty thousand rapid COVID-19 tests will arrive in Montana later this month. Until then, the state health department says a national shortage on the tests has prevented orders from getting filled.

    • 1 min
    A Great Falls parent and teacher share their perspectives on remote learning

    A Great Falls parent and teacher share their perspectives on remote learning

    Great Falls Public Schools was the largest school system in Montana this week to announce the plan to close its doors when it didn’t have enough staff to cover classes. MTPR's Edward O'Brien spoke with a parent and a teacher from Great Falls about the challenges of remote learning.

    • 11 min
    A drop in blood donations means shortages for Montana hospitals

    A drop in blood donations means shortages for Montana hospitals

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to shortages of everything from toilet paper to cars. Now the American Red Cross and Montana hospitals say they are experiencing a major shortage of blood donations.

    • 3 min
    MFPE, business owners sue state over proposed constitutional initiative

    MFPE, business owners sue state over proposed constitutional initiative

    Montana’s union for public employees and several private business owners say the Attorney General and Secretary of State didn’t properly vet a proposed constitutional initiative. The initiative would cap how much the state can tax property.

    • 57 sec
    Judges further block use of Public Service Commission district lines amid lawsuit

    Judges further block use of Public Service Commission district lines amid lawsuit

    Two former politicians and a college student are suing to stop the Secretary of State from using the established boundaries for the PSC districts. The districts haven’t been redrawn since 2003, and the suit alleges they are now unequal in population.

    • 1 min
    COVID-related staff shortages force some Montana schools online

    COVID-related staff shortages force some Montana schools online

    The Smith Valley School in Kalispell is shifting to remote learning. The school doesn’t have enough teachers because many are out sick with COVID-19. One of the state’s largest districts, Great Falls Public Schools, also shifted to remote learning due to staffing shortages this week.

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