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Economy Adds 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%

The labor market—and the economy overall—is improving, albeit gradually, with employers adding 236,000 jobs in February.

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Enrollment Stories Very Different at University of Montana and Montana State University

Enrollment is quite literally the lifeblood of a university system and over the past year Montana's two big public universities, Montana State University and the University of Montana have very different stories to tell when it comes to new enrollment.

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Under Three Dollar Gas Still Available in Montana, But in Just a Few Places

Gas prices climb nearly 8 cents, but there are still great deals to be had if you know where to look.

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Montana Democrats Give the Legislature a ‘D’ for Performance at Transmittal Deadline

Montana democrats issue a report card for the legislature.

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Sequester Could Cut Missoula Aging Service’s Budget by 50 Percent

The sequester is scheduled to occur as February comes to a close. For some agencies, the cutbacks will be minimal, but for others, like Missoula Aging Services, the cutbacks will be significant.

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School Board Votes to Close Historic 1889 Grantsdale School in Hamilton

The school bell outside Grantsdale Elementary in Hamilton has been ringing for classes and recess since the school's founding by Henry Grant in 1889. After a school board decision on Monday, February 25, however, Grantsdale's bell will ring to let children loose for the last time on June 6 of this year.

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Sequester Will Not Bring “Any Major Effects at All” to Missoula County Sheriff’s Department

Over the weekend, the White House released a forecast of how the sequester could effect Montana. One of the items on the list of cuts are $66,000 worth of grants to local law enforcement and prosecution agencie

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Ronan Man Convicted in Worker’s Compensation Fraud Case

The Montana Attorney General's Office is declaring victory in a worker's compensation fraud case that has been going on since 2008.

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White House Document Shows How the Sequester Will Impact Montana

The White House has created a template for every U.S. State to show how it believes the sequester will work itself out.

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Montana Senate Attempts to Revamp Education Funding

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state Senate is endorsing a revamp of education funding that both increases school money and cuts property taxes.

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