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Sunday Reads: May 24

Short list this weekend. Enjoy the weather and time with friends and family. Also, take a moment to remember fallen troops this Memorial Day Associated Press: Study: World carbon pollution falls 17 percent during pandemic peak Vox: Pandemics are not wars The Atlantic: ‘How could the CDC make that mistake?’ CityLab: Nextdoor’s delicate partnership with local police The Economist: Inefficiencies

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Sunday Reads: May 10

Enjoy the weather and Happy Mother’s Day. Associated Press: It’s gone haywire: When COVID-19 arrived in rural America L.A. Times: Study reports mutant coronavirus that may be more contagious NPR (opinion): Always the bridesmaid, public health rarely spotlighted until it’s too late Vox: States are trying to stop stimulus checks from seizure by debt collectors Route Fifty: Work from home

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City, county testing remote options for public comment during commission meetings

City Commission meetings are looking a bit different these days. During the April 7 meeting, the city is testing call-in system for public comments. The city began changing the meeting format last month as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. The meetings are being held by video-conference, but the city is still make the effort to meet the requirements of open meeting

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Sunday Reads: Feb. 23

Have a great weekend Great Falls, happy reading. The New York Times: The whole-grain grail: A sandwich bread with mass appeal Houston Chronicle: Landlords see opportunity in shortage of workforce housing Economist: Experts predict that covid-19 will spread more widely The New York Times: Marfa’s answer to the collapse of local news: coffee and cocktails NPR: Who should allow what

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Sunday Reads: Feb. 16

Enjoy the sunny, albeit blustery, weekend Great Falls. Her’es your weekly reading list. Route Fifty: Cities and towns are abandoning recycling. Can it be saved? CityLab: How French intellectuals mapped relationships Route Fifty: Do older taxpayers balk at supporting schools? New York Times: Never mind the internet. Here’s what’s killing malls. Civil Eats: The growing trend of dining at your

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USDA grants disaster designation to 17 Montana counties for farm losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a secretarial natural disaster designation to 17 Montana counties, including Cascade County, that requested federal assistance after suffering losses caused by multiple disasters during the 2019 crop year, according to a release from Gov. Steve Bullock’s office. “Montana farmers faced extraordinary circumstances this season with snowstorms, freezing temperatures, and excessive rain that left

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Sunday Reads: Jan. 26

Have a great week Great Falls!   The New York Times: Chaos as militants overran airfield, killing three Americans in Kenya The New York Times: Rural Montana has already lost too many native women.  The New York Times: A decade later, Dutch officials publish study critical of Boeing 737 Washington Post: The audacious effort to reforest the planet PBS: Remembering

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Sunday Reads: Jan. 19

Just a short list today, enjoy. Vice: Tons of new apartments are being built that almost no one can afford Route Fifty: Five states diverted 911 fees for other purposes, FCC says The Atlantic: The working to afford childcare conundrum The Economist: America’s pension system is now less of a mess PBS: What is the toll of trade wars on

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GFPL hosting ‘Library Invitational;’ Carnegie Library events

The Great Falls Public Library is inviting all library workers in the entirety of Cascade County to a “Library Invitational.” “Sharing information is what libraries are all about,” Katie Richmond, GFPL program coordinator, said in a release. “So it makes sense to coordinate between all of us to make sure we are keeping communication lines open, and exploring the resources

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Sunday Reads: Jan. 12

Stay warm out there Great Falls! The New York Times: Current job: award-winning chef. Education: University of IHOP. The Gazette: How will increased downtown Colorado Springs parking fees be used? Idaho Press: Boise’s changes to impact fee projects without public hearings called into question CityLab: Denser housing gains traction on America’s east coast The Economist: Laboratories of democracy: The 2020

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