The state is now actively working with Union Pacific to increase passenger rail to replace waning freight traffic for commodities such as coal and oil — specifically commuter rail to help ease workforce housing shortages around Colorado.
Fifty percent of the wardens believed they had experienced retaliatory behavior or intimidation by the chief’s office in the past five years, yet FWP human resources told auditors it was unaware of any complaints from the enforcement division.
Though still a far cry from the species’ historic populations in Pacific Northwest waterways, this year’s return of the prehistoric, eel-like species to the Columbia River is a welcome sign for the environment and its advocates.
A lack of access to navigators in rural locales to help Medicaid enrollees keep their coverage or find other insurance if they’re no longer eligible could exacerbate the difficulties rural residents face.
With hopes of landing a federal grant, Missoula County last week signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, asking it to support plans to redevelop the Highway 200 corridor through East Missoula.