Montana News

Ambassador Stephens
10:22 am
Wed September 18, 2013

First female ambassador to South Korea hoping to spend more time in Montana

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens

The first female ambassador to South Korea is retiring from the U.S. Foreign Service after 35 years.

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MT Jobs Summit
10:12 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Biggest results of jobs summit may take time to see, if they are seen at all

22 year-old Alex Crosby lines up for a free website offered to businesses by Google during the Montana Economic Development Summit Tuesday
Credit Dan Boyce

 The shaking of hands and rubbing of elbows is winding down in Butte.

The Montana Economic Development Summit wrapped up in the Mining City Tuesday.

Senator Max Baucus’s office and the Montana chamber of commerce led the organization for the event.

Corporate sponsors paid the quarter million dollar bill for the two-day summit, letting anyone who signed up to come for free.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says about 4,000 total attendees registered  to not only hear from some of the world’s leading business executives, but also to network.

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Solutions from the Land
2:20 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Collaboration and sustainablity as a revenue stream

Credit Solutions from the Land

"Solutions from the Land Dialogue" Project Coordinator, Ernie Shea, says land managers are increasingly exploring the potential of using their lands in a more sustainable way.

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MT Jobs Summit
1:50 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Boeing announces $35 million expansion of Helena plant

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney (center) announces an expansion to the company's Helena facility at the Montana Economic Development Summit along with Gov. Steve Bullock (left) and Sen. Max Baucus
Credit Dan Boyce

The CEO of Boeing said Tuesday the company is expanding its Helena manufacturing plant by almost 50-percent.

Jim McNerney said the $35 million dollar expansion will add between 20 and 25 jobs to the facility’s workforce, allowing for the building of parts for the company’s 787 Dreamliner.

McNerney announced the expansion at the Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte alongside Senator Max Baucus and Governor Steve Bullock.

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MT Jobs Summit
9:06 am
Tue September 17, 2013

FULL KEYNOTE: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks with Sen. Max Baucus on MT Jobs Summit Stage

Sheryl Sandberg

The Montana Jobs Summit   gives the following biography for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg:

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MT Jobs Summit
7:06 am
Tue September 17, 2013

FULL KEYNOTE: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks at Montana Economic Development Summit

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke to the Montana Economic Development Summit  on Monday, addressing both the challenges and opportunities in creating jobs in the modern world.

Schmidt also has some advice for Montana, a state he says he "loves everything about."

Hear his full speech below

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MT Jobs Summit
1:34 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

FULL KEYNOTE: SpaceX, Tesla Founder Elon Musk speaks at Montana Jobs Summit

Elon Musk

Sen. Max Baucus' Montana Jobs Summit kicked off today with remarks from some of the world's most respected business leaders.

The two-day summit is featuring keynote addresses ranging from Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmit, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and SpaceX and Tesla Motors Founder Elon Musk.

Sen. Baucus introduces Musk in this 15 minute presentation.

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Constitution
11:37 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Scholar argues the Constitution is a “living document”

Constitutional scholar Melvin Urofsky
Credit Columbia College

Constitutional law scholar Melvin Urofsky  is in Missoula to deliver the Constitution Day lecture at the University of Montana.

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Education
3:37 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Helena alternative high school students combine science, English studies with wilderness survival

Students and teachers in the Project for Alternative Learning's 'Primitive Elements' class twist together a rope made of grass Thursday near Cardwell
Dan Boyce

Tug of War.

Boys vs. Girls.

A rope made of grass.

That was the scene Thursday afternoon on a 21-acre parcel of riparian land near the town of Cardwell.

About a dozen teenagers at Helena’s alternative high school have been spending four hours of almost every school day outside, combining wilderness survival skills with elements of their science and English studies.

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Justice O'Connor
5:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

First woman on U.S. Supreme Court honored today at UM

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor addressing crowd at the University of Montana
Credit Sally Mauk

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor  received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Montana today.

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