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Updated 2 years, 1 month ago

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 attenda…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Commissioners open up recreational marijuana discussion

County commissioners indicated last week they will honor voters’ wishes for legalized recreational marijuana sales locally, but seek to keep the industry on a …

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
North Dakota beekeeping supply to serve top U.S. honey states

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A commercial beekeeping supply business has opened in far southwestern North Dakota that will serve people in three of the top five honey producing states in the country.

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for U.S. businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that em…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Libby committee finishes work on retail marijuana ordinance

Libby’s ordinance committee finished drafting recreational marijuana rules this week and plans to send a proposal that omits distance restrictions between reta…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
U.S. jobless claims rise by 23,000 to 230,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since mid-November, but still low by historic …

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Inflation at 40-year high pressures consumers, Fed and Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation jumped at its fastest pace in nearly 40 years last month, a 7% spike from a year earlier that is increasing household expenses, eat…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Marijuana sales blossom with legalization

The most pressing question posed by customers of Alternative ReLeaf in the days since recreational marijuana sales launched in Lincoln County and across the st…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
1st recreational marijuana sales in Montana top $1.5 million

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — During the first weekend of legal recreational marijuana sales in Montana, customers purchased more than $1.5 million in products, the Dep…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Montana's minimum wage rising 45 cents to $9.20 on Jan. 1

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's minimum wage is rising by 45 cents, to $9.20 per hour, beginning on Jan. 1, according to the Department of Labor and Industry.

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
U.S. home prices surge 18.4 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices surged again in October as the housing market continues to boom in the wake of last year's coronavirus recession.

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Dispensaries ramp up for legalized pot

A new law going into effect Jan. 1 will be blazing a new trail for Montana cannabis dispensaries.

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
An untenable work environment': Grocery workers brace for Omicron surge

After taking several months off following a bout with COVID-19, Rachel Campos went back to work as a grocery store cashier in July with more knowledge about how to minimize the risk of contracting the disease on th…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Flight cancellations continue due to bad weather, sick crews

NEW YORK (AP) — Flight cancellations that disrupted holiday travel stretched into Monday, with major U.S. airlines each canceling dozens of flights.

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Resolution calling for marijuana tax in the works

City Councilor Kristin Smith said this week that her committee would request that their colleagues petition county officials for an extra tax on recreational m…

Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
Court allows Biden employer vaccine mandate to take effect

A federal appeals court panel on Friday allowed President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for larger private employers to move ahead, reversing a previous decision on a requirement that could affect some 84 mi…