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Rail unions turn to arbitration in dispute over BNSF rules
March 29, 2022 7 a.m.

Rail unions turn to arbitration in dispute over BNSF rules

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF's two largest unions will ask an arbitrator to throw out the railroad's strict new attendance policy instead of appealing a court order preventing them from striking.

American weekly jobless claims at lowest level since 1969
March 25, 2022 7 a.m.

American weekly jobless claims at lowest level since 1969

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in 52 years as the U.S. job market continues to show strength in the midst of rising costs and an ongoing virus pandemic.

Neighbors unload on gravel pit project
March 22, 2022 7 a.m.

Neighbors unload on gravel pit project

Concerns about water rights, air quality and property values – interspersed with insults, catcalls and implied threats – dominated a March 15 public meeting on a proposed gravel pit along Farm to Market Road.

Average U.S. gas price rises 22 percent in two weeks to record $4.43
March 15, 2022 7 a.m.

Average U.S. gas price rises 22 percent in two weeks to record $4.43

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up a whopping 79 cents over the past two weeks to a record-setting $4.43 per gallon (3.8 liters) as Russia's invasion of Ukraine is contributing to already-high prices at the pump.

Libby asks commissioners to pursue 3 percent tax on recreational cannabis
March 11, 2022 7 a.m.

Libby asks commissioners to pursue 3 percent tax on recreational cannabis

Libby city councilors this week formally petitioned the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to pursue an additional 3 percent local tax on recreational marijuana sales.

March 8, 2022 7 a.m.

Montana recreational marijuana sales increase in February

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The sale of recreational marijuana in Montana increased slightly in February while medical marijuana sales declined compared to January's numbers, according to the state Department of Revenue.

March 8, 2022 7 a.m.

Arizona firm offers 1M donated bullets to Ukrainian military

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona-based ammunition company is offering to donate 1 million bullets to Ukraine's military amid Russia's invasion of its European neighbor.

Greenfield tapped as Cabinet Peaks CEO
February 25, 2022 7 a.m.

Greenfield tapped as Cabinet Peaks CEO

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center has a new chief executive officer.

February 15, 2022 7 a.m.

Experts share mixed outlook on housing

The future of local housing is murky, according to presenters at the 2022 Economic Outlook Seminar presented by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Experts last week shared differing opinions on the future of the Flathead’s housing market during the annual event.

Truck blockade at US-Canadian border shuts auto plants
February 11, 2022 7 a.m.

Truck blockade at US-Canadian border shuts auto plants

TORONTO (AP) — The truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country's COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, General Motors and other car companies to shut down plants or otherwise reduce production on both sides of the U.S. border.