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Senate OKs Bill to Expand Child Care, Boost Safety

The Senate has passed legislation to require child care providers who care for children from low-income families through a government voucher program to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR, and get other training.

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Should Your Dog Wear a Yellow Ribbon?

In past years yellow ribbons were used to commemorate soldiers away at war and could be seen on almost every street. They were tied to trees, fences, mailboxes and even cars. However, today that yellow ribbon has a new meaning. Yes, thanks to The Yellow Dog Project, you can now see yellow ribbons tied to dog leashes all across the United States.

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Missoula Set to Discuss School Saftety and Prevention Next Week

Next Monday through Wednesday, three separate committees will meet to help prevent a tragedy like the one that happened in Newton, Connecticut from happening in Missoula.

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Are Fair Rides Safe in Montana?

It’s fair season in Montana, and that means folks across the state are gearing up for a days-long overload of carnival games, fried food and, of course, rides.

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Will a New Product Help Drunks Avoid a DUI Arrest?

Breathalyzer tests have long been the standard for law enforcement officers to determine who’s driving while intoxicated. But they may have met their match in a new product called Breathalyzer Equalizer.

The team that came up with the item will really blow you away.

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10 Things You Absolutely, Positively, Without Question Should Not Do in a Hurricane

We’re always told to take precautions when a hurricane is on the warpath. Most of the time, people will be told to tie down objects outside, huddle inside and only go out when the storm is over.

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Montana Fire Marshal Urges Apartment Smoke Detectors

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A boom in apartments for workers in the Bakken oil patch has led the Montana Fire Marshal's Office to remind landlords that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are required by law in most homes and apartments

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Great Falls Bans Cell Phones for Drivers

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Great Falls banned hand-held cell phones for motorists and cyclists, hoping to make navigating the streets of the central Montana town a bit safer from distracted drivers.

The Great Falls Tribune reported commissioners favoring the ban sought to underscore expectations that drivers pay attention to the road, not what's on their mobile telephone

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Fireworks Danger: Even Sparklers Could Send You to the ER

It’s illegal to light fireworks within city limits, but apparently the threat of a hefty fine isn’t enough to deter all Missoula residents from striking a match.

For the last several nights, I have fallen asleep to the sound of explosives being detonated outside of my window. The nois

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The Most Unsurprising Study Ever Reveals Most Fireworks-Related Injuries Happen in July

Here’s a fact that should shock absolutely no one.

A survey conducted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that most fireworks-related injuries take place during or around the Fourth of July holiday festivities.

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