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Re: “Lost son found

A documentary has recently been released with Noah Pippin's parents telling their story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9aRZXIOX5k

Posted by Chickenrider on 04/25/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Yep, we're still here

Kathleen Yes, we've already hired a half-time reporter to help along with a couple of new summer interns fill Kate's departing shoes for the summer, and will soon begin advertising to fill that position post-summer, all of which was our staffing plan prior to the sale.

Posted by bradtyer on 04/24/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Yep, we're still here

Will the Indy be allowed to hire a reporter following Kate's (unrelated) resignation?

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Posted by Kathleen Kimble on 04/24/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “A note from our publisher: Challenges to quality journalism are bigger than us

what a sad day,what a sell out,I don't know why I expected more from the independent.Money buys everything,you guys included.

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Posted by ol al on 04/23/2017 at 7:41 PM

Re: “You know that Lee bought the Indy. Do you know why?

you suck

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Posted by fu on 04/22/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Sanders returns to offer Quist an assist

Glad you're so upbeat and optimistic, Greg.

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Posted by alf on 04/22/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “You know that Lee bought the Indy. Do you know why?

Somebody say it ain't true. Please !

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Posted by alf on 04/22/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Yep, we're still here

Why would anything change when you have one Liberal biased rag buying out another Liberal biased rag

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Posted by montanasteve on 04/20/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “A note from our publisher: Challenges to quality journalism are bigger than us

You were never truly independent anyways. You have advertisers. I imagine if they got ticked-off at your content, you'd change your tune real quick.

Well, get ready to do so as Lee takes you over. They just want you for that advertising. In a couple years you'll be rolled into the Missoulian and that'll be that - yet another weekly paper from Montana's history.

What was your take on this deal, Matt? Hopefully enough that in 5 or 10 years you don't regret it.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 04/20/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Sanders returns to offer Quist an assist

What good is this going to do?

$10 says he's coming back to Missoula, a city that's going to go for Quist anyways. That's if we even get out and vote - turnout in 2014 was 49% and in 2013 it was 41%.

I don't think it'll be that much different in 2017. We have 71,000 people in this city but nearly 40,000 of them don't vote.

Perhaps politicians should ask them way and then change their tune so those 40,000 do feel like voting.

Or Dems can just continue to lose, which is what I expect we'll see.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 04/20/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Yep, we're still here

Let's come back to this post in 6 months or a year and see how many of those names you mentioned are still working at the Indy.

I bet many will have been offered reduced salaries for the same amount of work and left because of it, while others simply would have been let go (fired or layed-off, whichever word you prefer).

It's the Lee way.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 04/20/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Getting schooled

Although it has been quite a while since this was written by Patrick Klemz, we Missoulians need to encourage the district and other members of the public to reopen Prescott School. Jeanne Joscelyn, Prescott School advocate

Posted by Jeanne Joscelyn on 04/16/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Do we get the politics we want when we vote insiders out and outsiders in?

Missoula needs as many outsiders ratting out all the insiders to the public corruption unit in Helena. So vote for outsiders.

Posted by Vote outsiders on 04/14/2017 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Motl battles one more bill

Mark Twain said, "No man's life, liberty or property are safe when the legislature is in session."

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Posted by alf on 04/13/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Zinke rolls out Trump's climate change anti-agenda

I so tired of this bogus MAN Made Climate change BS that I want to puke. No matter if too dry, too wet, too hot, too cold, more tornadoes, less tornadoes, etc., the extreme enviros blame every event or pattern on MAN MADE Climate change. First it was global warming, then MAN Made global warming, then global climate change, then MAN made global climate change, and now their new phrase to try to fit their agenda is Climate Disruption. It's funny how they have dropped the words "man made" so much in the last year. Here is what disrupts climate - MOTHER NATURE. Has been for ions and will continue.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 04/13/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Connecting Montana to tech

" 'The No. 1 barrier to growth for tech firms in Montana is access to high-tech talent,' Henderson says." And the keys to "high-tech talent are EDUCATION and TRAINING. Make sure that they're widespread and readily available in Montana, and that's about half the battle.

Compare that to Idaho's approach, where our brilliant legislature, in its infinite wisdom, thinks tax cuts are the be all and end all solution to all the state's economic problems. And this while responses to survey after survey indicate that taxes are low on the list, and education opportunities and a well qualified workforce are the primary considerations of businesses when looking to expand or relocate.

In recent years, the idiot-ho legislature has enacted something over a BILLION dollars in tax cuts (virtually all for corporations and the top 1%, needless to say), and Idaho still is at or near the bottom of the list of all 50 states in virtually every social and economic metric.

Posted by alf on 04/13/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Zinke rolls out Trump's climate change anti-agenda

Got your tin-foil hat on, Ed Kugler ?

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Posted by alf on 04/13/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “How to pee in public, Portland-style

Because of one perceived "failure" "Whirled Peas" condemns the whole concept before it's hardly even had a chance to be tested ?

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Posted by alf on 04/13/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Zinke rolls out Trump's climate change anti-agenda

Greedy b*yards all. Off with their heads!

Posted by Whirled Peas on 04/13/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Connecting Montana to tech

Taking actions to attract talent and match opportunities to them is critical and Mr Ward's initiative is as good as it comes.

Please keep in mind the underlying currents that run counter to job/wage and business growth in Montana. Underperforming business transportation to, from and around the State. And affordable housing.

ALL trade follows transportation. It was true for Ancient Rome and it is true today. A full days business travel just to get to Montana isolates us even when the product is software. Investors, business managers and even vendors need face to face interaction. If that were not true Silicone Valley would have dispersed and relocated long ago. Worse still Montanans are isolated from each other. There are literally NO intrastate airline routes. Air travel between Missoula and Billings requires connecting flights in Denver or Minneapolis. Freight is even weirder. Overnight parcel service is virtually non existent between most communities in the State.

National housing inflation has put home ownership out of reach for most Montana wage earners. And rental housing units cannot be constructed at a price that will repay the developer given what the market will bear. So we are left with tiers of anti-business housing options.

So if you want to grow business in Montana you must fix these two structural weaknesses. A smart move for an ingenious community would be to create super-affordable housing and business incubators from vacant municipal or county properties. Hopefully that could offset inherent transportation liability until a comprehensive solution to business travel in and around the State is resolved.

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Posted by Jerry McDonald on 04/13/2017 at 12:43 PM

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