New West Health Services, one of the only remaining Montana-based health insurers, is closing its doors because it has suffered "significant losses" and didn't see those prospects changing in the future, a board member said Monday.
In the wake of big spikes for health coverage and some prescription drugs, MTN asked Montana's congressional delegation how or if federal lawmakers plan to tackle the issue. The delegation's two Republican members - Rep. Ryan Zinke and Sen. Steve Daines - said the starting point should repealing the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare."
A conservative group is targeting Republican state legislators who won't sign a pledge to oppose Medicaid expansion in Montana, holding events this week in the lawmakers' districts to publicize the no-pledge stance.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte dumped another $550,000 of personal funds into his campaign in July, raising his total to more than $1 million. And, in a related development, the Democratic Governors Association transferred $750,000 to its Montana-affiliated group last month, amping up the money in Montana's already expensive governor's race.
Jan. 5, 2011 Worried yet? Read below . . . and know that the Republican majority seems poised to cut the governor's proposed budget by maybe as much as $500 million! $78 million in elementary and secondary education! $38 million in higher education! As for the state employee pay plan .
April 13 - The legislative majority continues to play shell games with the budget. Here's where things stand today: The state's budget, HB 2, failed to be passed on the House floor last week by a vote of 0-100 with some opposing the bill because it didn't fund the essential services, education, and health care that our communities need.
If you own a Remington Model 700 bolt-action rifle, the company may soon offer to pay for replacing its trigger mechanism, as part of a court settlement on a lawsuit alleging the mechanism is defective. But if you own a Remington Model 600 rifle - which likely has the same trigger mechanism - no such offer is being proposed.
Supporters of medical marijuana in Montana said Thursday they have enough signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that would undo new restrictions taking effect this year. Initiative 182 would remove a new limit that says medical-marijuana providers can have only three patients.
A new plan, complete with targeted digital and radio advertising, has been proposed to notify millions of Remington rifle owners about how to fix their weapon's trigger mechanism. The plan filed in federal court late last week in Kansas City, Missouri, is part of an ongoing lawsuit claiming trigger mechanisms are defective in several Remington rifle models, sometimes causing the rifle to fire without the trigger being pulled.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".