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Missoula Representative Amends Bill to Remove Appropriations for Missoula College

Missoula area representative David Moore puts forth an amendment to remove appropriated funding for the Missoula College from H.B. 14.

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Scam Uses Fake Department of Labor Letter to Target Montana Businesses

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has seen an usually high number of scams targeting Montana business over the past few months. Now a new deception has been discovered.

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Water Kicks Soda to the Curb to Become the Most Popular Drink in America

If you’re in the water business, it’s time to break out the champagne and celebrate.

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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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As Record Numbers of Americans Receive Food Stamps, Montana Follows the Trend [AUDIO]

In a story published Monday in the Weekly Standard, the number of Americans receiving the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) grew to almost 47 million at the end of 2012.

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Montana Gas Prices Still Rising, End of Climb in Sight

At $3.34 per gallon, Montana's average gas prices are up again this week. They have been climbing for over three weeks now, but hope for motorists could be on the horizon.

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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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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. That gain brought the unemployment rate down a few ticks from 7.9 percent to 7.7, its lowest point in four years.

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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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