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    MT social workers, case managers rallying to protect clients

    MT social workers, case managers rallying to protect clients

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:49:09 GMT
    Social workers and case managers have been mobilizing to protect their profession, and advocate for the well-being of some of the most vulnerable people in Montana. (MTN News photo).Social workers and case managers have been mobilizing to protect their profession, and advocate for the well-being of some of the most vulnerable people in Montana. (MTN News photo).
    The DPHHS budget has been cut by over $200 million resulting in people losing their jobs and clients suffering from a loss of services. (MTN News photo)The DPHHS budget has been cut by over $200 million resulting in people losing their jobs and clients suffering from a loss of services. (MTN News photo)

    Social workers and case managers have been mobilizing to protect their profession, and advocate for the well-being of some of the most vulnerable people in Montana.

    Social workers and case managers have been mobilizing to protect their profession, and advocate for the well-being of some of the most vulnerable people in Montana.

  • WMMHC making 'lemonade' out of state budget cut impacts

    WMMHC making 'lemonade' out of state budget cut impacts

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-05-09 16:04:44 GMT

    The Montana state budget cuts throughout 2017 slashed Western Montana Mental Health Center’s community based mental health care services. 

    The Montana state budget cuts throughout 2017 slashed Western Montana Mental Health Center’s community based mental health care services. 

  • Cuts & Consequences

    Montana budget cuts hitting case workers, clients

    Montana budget cuts hitting case workers, clients

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-05-02 18:55:10 GMT
    The Western Montana Mental Health Center has been forced to layoff case workers as a result of state budget cuts. (MTN News photo)The Western Montana Mental Health Center has been forced to layoff case workers as a result of state budget cuts. (MTN News photo)
    The Western Montana Mental Health Center has been forced to layoff case workers as a result of state budget cuts. (MTN News photo)The Western Montana Mental Health Center has been forced to layoff case workers as a result of state budget cuts. (MTN News photo)

    Mental health case managers play a critical role in our communities but because of state budget reductions, many have lost their jobs. 

    Mental health case managers play a critical role in our communities but because of state budget reductions, many have lost their jobs. 

  • Montana budget cuts: Looking back, and moving forward

    Montana budget cuts: Looking back, and moving forward

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:58:21 GMT
    The 2017 state budget cuts have slashed services for Montana’s vulnerable populations, from social work to healthcare to the criminal justice system. (MTN News photo)The 2017 state budget cuts have slashed services for Montana’s vulnerable populations, from social work to healthcare to the criminal justice system. (MTN News photo)
    The Montana State Capitol building in Helena. (MTN News file photo)The Montana State Capitol building in Helena. (MTN News file photo)

    The 2017 state budget cuts have slashed services for Montana’s vulnerable populations, from social work to healthcare to the criminal justice system.

    The 2017 state budget cuts have slashed services for Montana’s vulnerable populations, from social work to healthcare to the criminal justice system.

  • On Special Assignment: Teaching outside the box

    On Special Assignment: Teaching outside the box

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:43 PM EST2018-03-01 17:43:03 GMT

    A teaching method that reignites a teacher's passion and gets students excited about learning is popping up in schools across the country. 

    A teaching method that reignites a teacher's passion and gets students excited about learning is popping up in schools across the country. 

  • On Special Assignment: Sushi is on the menu in the Flathead

    On Special Assignment: Sushi is on the menu in the Flathead

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 12:12 PM EST2018-02-28 17:12:59 GMT
    Tuyen Tran has been working on mastering the perfect bite of sushi at his restaurant in Kalispell. (MTN News photo)Tuyen Tran has been working on mastering the perfect bite of sushi at his restaurant in Kalispell. (MTN News photo)
    Tuyen Tran has been working on mastering the perfect bite of sushi at his restaurant in Kalispell. (MTN News photo)Tuyen Tran has been working on mastering the perfect bite of sushi at his restaurant in Kalispell. (MTN News photo)

    Tuyen Tran has been working on mastering the perfect bite of sushi at his restaurant in Kalispell.

    Tuyen Tran has been working on mastering the perfect bite of sushi at his restaurant in Kalispell.

  • On Special Assignment: Eddie the Eagle comes to Whitefish

    On Special Assignment: Eddie the Eagle comes to Whitefish

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-02-20 21:24:09 GMT
    Michael Edwards -- Eddie the Eagle -- gained a following during the 1988 Olympic Games. (MTN News photo)Michael Edwards -- Eddie the Eagle -- gained a following during the 1988 Olympic Games. (MTN News photo)
    Michael Edwards -- Eddy the Eagle -- gained a following during the 1988 Olympic Games. (MTN News photo)Michael Edwards -- Eddy the Eagle -- gained a following during the 1988 Olympic Games. (MTN News photo)

    MTN News talked with Michael Edwards, an Olympic ski jumper who turned his unlikely childhood ski dreams into a reality.

    MTN News talked with Michael Edwards, an Olympic ski jumper who turned his unlikely childhood ski dreams into a reality.

  • On Special Assignment: Budget cuts impacting Montana's non-profits

    On Special Assignment: Budget cuts impacting Montana's non-profits

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-02-13 16:19:23 GMT
    Missoula non-profit Opportunity Resources says they have already seen drastic changes and the situation looks to only get worse.(MTN News photo)Missoula non-profit Opportunity Resources says they have already seen drastic changes and the situation looks to only get worse.(MTN News photo)

    Missoula non-profit Opportunity Resources says they have already seen drastic changes and the situation looks to only get worse.

    Missoula non-profit Opportunity Resources says they have already seen drastic changes and the situation looks to only get worse.

  • On Special Assignment: Discount DNA testing

    On Special Assignment: Discount DNA testing

    Friday, February 2 2018 11:21 AM EST2018-02-02 16:21:09 GMT
    DNA tests that were thousands of dollars are now hundreds, and easy to get.  (MTN News photo)DNA tests that were thousands of dollars are now hundreds, and easy to get.  (MTN News photo)
    DNA tests that were thousands of dollars are now hundreds, and easy to get.  (MTN News photo)DNA tests that were thousands of dollars are now hundreds, and easy to get.  (MTN News photo)

    DNA tests that were thousands of dollars are now hundreds, and easy to get. But can you trust the result of a DNA test you buy on the internet?

    DNA tests that were thousands of dollars are now hundreds, and easy to get. But can you trust the result of a DNA test you buy on the internet?

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