The first news stories of each New Year usually feature people working around the clock to make our communities great. Routine coverage includes the men and women who protect our neighborhoods, maintain our roadways and make it possible to access health care at any time of the day or night. It’s a subtle reminder that Montanans value their way of life and are working together … [Read more...] about Montana Hospital Association: It’s time for Congress to work like Montanans
When I read the news that the United States government had shut down, my first thought was, “How can they tell?” Then I read that there was some worry that the national parks would be closed during the shut down, but since I thought we were going to close the national parks anyway, that hardly seemed like news. It seems like the individual and collective minds of our elected … [Read more...] about Montana Viewpoint: Before government shutdowns, patriotism trumped politics
I love science ... and inventions. Every day, there’s something new to amaze or to help make life easier. For instance, if you love music but have never been musically inclined, it’s now possible to play the piano with ease, thanks to the Stephonium! A story in the local newspaper says J. C. M’Gee of Edinburgh invented the device. He says it’s as easy as placing a sheet … [Read more...] about Harmon’s Histories: Remember when Montana buzzed with scientific discoveries?
Local government has long played a vital role in leadership on climate action and serves as a venue for citizens and groups to convene, innovate and execute. In the absence of federal leadership, Missoula is more energized than ever, and remains committed. There may be no time where the role of cities has been more crucial. Recognizing this, over 50 mayors from across the … [Read more...] about Sustainable Missoula: From Missoula to Chicago and back, #WeAreStillIn
https://youtu.be/TpjS-mX1DAw Nereyda Calero, a so-called Dreamer who lives in Missoula and whose future is tied up in Congress, talks about what it's like to live under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and possible deportation. Calero, an emergency medical technician, is one of an estimated 100 Dreamers who live in Montana and 800,000 nationally. She spoke at … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Missoula “Dreamer” talks about life under DACA as Congress debates