Terrific News Tuesday

Welcome to September – it’s a new month and we get to start over!

There’s no better way to start off a new month than with another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

There’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Ballots in the Mail
  • Montana’s Labor Day Report
  • Air Quality
  • 50 is the new 42
  • A Lucky Man

Ballots in the Mail:

It’s great that we live in a country where we are able to vote! The ballots for the Great Falls municipal primary election are in the mail! The primary election is September 15. In this primary election, voters can vote for one person for Mayor of Great Falls and for two people for Great Falls City Commission.

More information about the election and candidate profiles can be found on the Great Falls Tribune website.

A big thank you to all the candidates who are running for office!

Montana’s Labor Day Report:

Labor Day is coming up Monday, and Governor Steve Bullock, Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, and Commissioner Pam Bucy presented the 2015 Labor Day Report to Montana’s workers. They talked about some of the good things happening in Montana, such as:

  • Montana’s total employment levels are over half a million jobs for the first time in the state’s history.
  • Montana is #6 in the nation for wage growth over the last five years, increasing 3.5 percent over the last year.
  • Montana’s unemployment rate is at ideal levels and continues to outpace the national average at 4.0 percent.
  • Montana’s personal income growth continues to be faster than the national average.
  • Montana’s GDP expanded by 4.5 percent in 2014

Air Quality:

I’m not a meteorologist and I don’t play one on TV, but the air quality was a lot better in Great Falls Monday morning when I was out for my walk/jog – and that is wonderful news. KRTV has the story HERE.

Now if we can get a little rain to help with those forest fires…

50 is the new 42:

According to a story I read in the Telegraph, a study found people over age 50 are scoring increasingly better on tests of cognitive function and researchers believe it is because of the increased mental stimulation of computers and mobile phones. A population study of English over 50s found that the test scores of people today were the same or better than those of people up to eight years younger, who were tested six years ago.

I guess playing Candy Crush is actually helping…

Lucky Man:

A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. (Source)

He purchased two scratch tickets – which makes his winning a million dollars even more interesting.

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