Terrific News Tuesday

It’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT).

You won’t find any griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Make It Right Foundation
  • William Marcus retires
  • 22 Too Many
  • George Will’s disclosure
  • Hello Iowa!

Make It Right Foundation:

It was good to read in the Great Falls Tribune that the Make It Right Foundation is placing the first five of 20 eco-friendly modular homes on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation this week.

The Make It Right Foundation was founded by actor Brad Pitt in 2007. Read more about the foundation HERE.

William Marcus:

Congratulations to William Marcus who is retiring this month after a 40 year career. He is currently the Director of the Broadcast Media Center at the University of Montana.

Marcus has been a fixture on public radio and television here in Montana for years. He is the host of one of my favorite Montana PBS shows, “Backroads of Montana.”

East Rosebud Creek:

A salute to Montana’s U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke for introducing bills to designate the East Rosebud Creek as wild and scenic.

It’s important that we protect places like East Rosebud Creek for our future generations. It’s also good to see the three members of the Montana congressional delegation work together.

22 Too Many:

On their website, one of the first things that caught my attention was the line “Approximately 22 veterans a day take their own lives, a report released in 2012 by the Department of Veteran Affairs shows.”

A salute to veterans Johnny Primo and Casey Gray for starting a veterans’ suicide prevention network. CBS Evening News has the story HERE. You can visit their website HERE.

Already 400 veterans have been helped and that is great news.

George Will’s Disclosure:

Syndicated columnist George Will is a frequent commentator on the Sunday talk shows. The past two weeks when he was talking about presidential politics he made sure he disclosed that his wife is working for potential presidential candidate and current Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.

I salute George Will for making the disclosure. Others should follow his lead. This is something those in the media and on talk shows should do each time they comment about issues or candidates if they have a spouse/close relative who is working or volunteering for a candidate/elected official or on an issue. Besides, it’s the ethical way to go.

Hello Iowa!

Here’s some good news for people in Iowa (I think).

According to an Associated Press story, the right to be drunk on the front porch of a private home was endorsed Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court, which said a woman can’t be convicted of public intoxication while standing on her front steps. You can read the story HERE.

Looks like summers in Iowa just got a little more interesting…

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