Terrific News Tuesday

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford

Happy New Year and welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Montana Legislature
  • Refugees
  • Yellowstone County
  • Montana Highway Deaths
  • Montana Millionaire

Montana Legislature:

The 90-day Montana legislature kicked off Monday! (GF Tribune) Here at The Western Word I am pretty tough on the state legislators, but I respect and admire their willingness to serve. So good luck this session and thank each of you for serving!

Montana is counting on you.

Refugees:

Forty-six women, men and children from war-torn lands in Africa and Iraq found new homes in Missoula in the final five months of 2016. (Missoulian)

Good job Missoula – and thanks to all those involved!

Yellowstone County:

For the first time in five years, there were no murders in Yellowstone County, Montana, during 2016. (Billings Gazette)

This is wonderful news!

Montana Highway Deaths:

One hundred eighty-five people have died on Montana’s roadways in 2016, a 13 percent drop from this time last year. (Flathead Beacon)

Let’s hope the trend continues – buckle up and don’t drink and drive!

Montana Millionaire:

The good news is that the Montana Millionaire winning ticket was sold in Great Falls. (MTN)

I am not the owner of the ticket…

 

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