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Some Local Businesses Hiring Amid Layoffs - Flathead Beacon While many businesses locally and nationwide are experiencing layoffs and reduced hours due to the COVID-19-caused closures, others are seeing increased employee demand or no changes at all. Despite a… more.

A Montana State student from Plains sends message to those not taking coronavirus seriously Montana State University Student, Ronnie Black, who has moderate-to-severe moderate-to-severe asthma took to social media last week to voice her displeasure over people not taking coronavirus and social distancing seriously.

Trump clashes with reporter during coronavirus briefing: 'Be nice' President Trump clashed with a reporter on Sunday during a press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak in the Rose Garden.

100 years ago in Spokane: Montana attorney seeks Supreme Court help in case targeting Wobblies A court injunction had made it a crime to belong to the Wobblies, or even wear the group's buttons or insignia. The state Supreme Court was asked to rule on a case involving two men who were serving 90-day sentences in the Spokane County Jail for violating the injunction, i.e., being members of the Industrial Workers of the World, aka Wobblies.

French Montana & Business Partner Accused of Sexual Battery In New Lawsuit According to Page Six, an anonymous woman is suing French Montana for allegedly committing sexual battery when she was drugged and then raped in his home.

Montana COVID cases climb to 161; state's second death confirmed The number of positive coronavirus cases in Montana has grown to 161 and a second patient has died, the state announced late Sunday.

As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US NEW YORK - The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as family members described wrenching farewells through hospital windows with dying loved ones. Faced with that grim projection and the possibility even more could die in the U.S.

Fauci predicts millions of coronavirus cases in US, and more than 100,000 deaths - The Boston Globe Work at Boston Globe Media.

'One of Maine's many cranks,' Lewiston's Elias Gove once sought $1 billion from Abraham Lincoln They didn't jump at the opportunity. Gove spent a good deal of time hanging out by the American Express office with thick piles of paperwork that supposedly laid out the plans and financing to give the existing moon and sun some companions. He apparently took all of it quite earnestly.

Second coronavirus death confirmed in Montana A second person has died from coronavirus in Montana. According to the Madison County Public Health Department, the county recorded its first death over the weekend. "I'm saddened to hear that a second Montanan has died from COVID-19," Gov. Steve Bullock said in a separate press release.

Ex-Falcons QB Loses Father to COVID-19 Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Bobby Hebert lost his father on Saturday to the coronavirus outbreak. Hebert, who played 11 seasons in the NFL said his dad, Hebert Sr. was the reason he ever made it.

Freitas-Eagan delivers in Montana - Williams College sophomore Isaac Freitas-Eagan finished 11th in the 10k Nordic Freestyle race on March 12 to help the Ephs place eighth at the NCAA Skiing Championships.

Climber rescued near Nye Stay-at-home directive allows some outdoor activities.

Lake County officials confirm third COVID-19 case A third Lake County case of COVID-19 was identified Sunday. The person is a woman, age unverified. She is the spouse of the first case in the county. She has been quarantined since her husband was diagnosed and she remains in isolation. An investigation is underway for further details.

How Seve Ballesteros' caddie tried to stop one of golf's amazing shots Foster did get a yardage. Or more guessed a yardage. "To this day, on my kid's lives, I never got the yardage. I just guessed it, blagged it," he said. " 'Yeah, 130 will do, mate.' " The final plea. The final angry denial. Ballesteros hits the shot, and it lands a yard short of the green.

Local teen starts youth astronomy group Andrew Hawken is aiming for the stars. With the curiosity of a scientist and spirit of an explorer, the 15-year-old Flathead Valley home-schooler dreams of one day charting the unknown as an astronomer and is already well on his way as the charter member of the Flathead Valley Junior Astronomers.

Up to 200K US deaths foreseen as virus impedes farewells BEIJING - Health authorities urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infectio…

Bozeman Health reaching out to those possibly exposed to COVID-19 In a press conference Friday, the chief nursing officer at Bozeman Health confirmed one of the reported cases of COVID-19 in Gallatin County was a healthcare worker at Bozeman Health. The representative with Bozeman Health did not disclose the age or gender of the healthcare worker, or whether or not the individual was a nurse or doctor.

Khloe Kardashian's ex French Montana sued for sexual assault by model who claims she was drugged and raped at his home KHLOE Kardashian's ex French Montana is being sued for sexual assault. His alleged victim, who was a model and actress, claimed in court papers that the Unforgettable rapper, 35, assaulted her and that his employee drugged and raped her at his LA home.

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Missoula A motorcyclist died Saturday morning in a crash near the Wye west of Missoula. Authorities say that at 7:45 a.m., the driver of a pickup truck was traveling west on Highway 10 West, near West Broadway, preparing to the pick-up turn left toward Love's as a motorcycle was traveling in the opposite direction.

Sunday a.m. Confirmed Montana COVID-19 cases reach 154; two new cases in Missoula County According to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map, the state confirmed 154 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday morning. Two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Missoula County on Saturday, while one new case was reported in Flathead and Lake counties.

Vacation rental data shows visitors seeking shelter from coronavirus in Montana Across Montana, the big sky and wide open spaces that attract tourists year round for skiing, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing are suddenly valued for a new reason: plenty of room for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Letters: Most of Missoula City Council asks landlords to work with renters Many of those residents who have had hours slashed or jobs eliminated are going to have difficulty paying their bills until businesses are able to reopen. Many of these are your tenants. We call upon you all in this time of need to take action now.

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