Terrific News Tuesday

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news – 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:

  • Crime Victim Grant
  • Federal Government
  • Adam Reed
  • Mars

Crime Victim Grant:

It was great to hear about the Montana Board of Crime Control being awarded $8.4 million to help survivors of violent crimes.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Governor Steve Bullock announced the award which will allow the Montana Board of Crime Control to continue to provide training and technical assistance to service providers who support survivors of violent crimes. Additionally, the Office of Violence Against Women grant will provide direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault.

Federal Government:

The good news is that the U.S. Senate voted 77-19 to end debate on the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government. According to The Hill, this vote paves the way for final passage before the Oct. 1 deadline and maybe averts a government shutdown.

It’s always nice to see our elected officials work together.

Adam Reed:

The story of Adam Reed is one of those stories that touches your heart. He is a 17-year-old senior standing just 4-foot 5-inches tall. He plays football. He’s on the fourth string, but as Steve Hartman of CBS News reported Adam works out every day like he’s getting ready for the pro bowl.

You can watch the rest of the story HERE.

Water on Mars:

According to NASA, new findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. (Source)

Here on earth we have always felt the need to explore. We are very curious about what is over the horizon or what is in our universe and beyond. Putting a person on Mars is our next logical step.

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4 thoughts on “Terrific News Tuesday

  1. Just for the record: after reading this about the CR I checked and Senator Daines was one of the 19 senators who voted against it or in other words is still working for a government shutdown.

  2. I marvel at the excitement generated every time our congressional delegation lands another big federal grant. More free money while we borrow more and run our national debt closer to $20 trillion. If they could get as concerned about the long term impact of that debt, it would be wonderful. Congress has gone along to get along for a very long time while the hole gets deeper.

    • Dave – Good points. Our country’s credit card is maxed out. I am not sure we will ever be debt free. I am not sure voters understand or care about it, but getting that five minutes of publicity for announcing a grant is still worthwhile for elected officials. -JmB

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