Unemployment claims fall again as Montana ends more closures
New unemployment claim numbers in Montana dropped again last week after more coronavirus restrictions were eased and establishments re-opened.
Official: Montana nursing home virus outbreak appears over
A state health official says a COVID-19 outbreak that started at a north-central Montana nursing home and caused six deaths appears to be over.
Iranian navy friendly fire incident kills 19 amid US tension
A missile fired during an Iranian training exercise mistakenly struck a naval vessel instead of its intended target killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others.
Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression
The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record.
States with few virus cases get big share of relief aid
The small states' haul included more than $2 million per positive test in Hawaii, Wyoming and Montana, and nearly $3.4 million per test in Alaska.
Restaurants, bars open as Montana lifts more virus closures
Restaurants, bars, brewpubs and casinos began reopening in Montana with limits on crowds and servers donning masks and gloves.
Another 15K people file new unemployment claims in Montana
Over the previous six weeks, more than 96,000 new unemployment claims have been filed with the state Department of Labor and Industry.
Report: Economists predict Montana will lose over 50K jobs
The report also predicts that nearly every major industry in the state will have lower employment.
Eight-term Montana congressman Ron Marlenee dies
Former Montana Republican congressman Ron Marlenee has died.He was 84.A funeral home notice says he died Sunday.
Fears of virus seem far away as stores reopen in rural US
Parts of the U.S. are starting to lift closures, and some of the quickest to reopen have been rural states like Montana, Vermont and Alaska.