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Re: “Case by case

I don't know how you'd hold the city to that, Dodie. Elections? They don't seem to matter much. In Washington State they decided to pass a sales tax to get rid of some of their property tax burden. In the end they just had twice as many taxes, as the government decided to say, well...we like that revenue.

The point is, how do you know the city will do what it says? Either way, I'm sure my rent will go up as my landlord's water bill is raised, because either way, we know this system is shoddy. Someone has to put money in that, and guess who will pay? Whether it comes out of my rent or my water bill or my property taxes, we'll all pay for this.

Could we have said the same a year ago?

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/26/2015 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Case by case

The Carlyle Group is sending the money they make from Missoula rate payers to out of state operations. If the city owns the water system that will stop and the money can be used to update Missoula's water system.

Posted by Dodie Andersen on 03/26/2015 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Above and Beyond: Photographer Keaton Foley shows the power of pushing the button

You perfectly described an A&B show! Love this! And the experience of pushing the button is absoluting exhilarating!

Posted by Raquel Martinez on 03/26/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “What a waste

it's all about money...nothing else matters!!!

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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 03/26/2015 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Case by case

Good job, mayor. Now we know that Carlyle has to inject up to $100 million into this system to get it up to par. That's in the court. You've done your job, stop this lawsuit.

Pretty please with sugar on top - stop this lawsuit before you cause more lifelong residents to move away because of your insane tax policies.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/26/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Hospital sale

"I think they are big winners."

Shame you don't know. Did anyone ask them?

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/26/2015 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Theft

Patrolling that bridge at night isn't as profitable as patrolling South Avenue at 8 AM. I wouldn't expect this trend to change - no one really cares.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/26/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Cars for cows

What's more important? Your land or some kid's right to drive dad's car to school? City Councilors drove by there...did anyone figure out who owned it and ask what they thought? These are such simple steps, but we don't think of them anymore. Usually we just think how the City Council can meet less often. Shame. Remember, you can file to run for the City Council on May 4.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/26/2015 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Snowless in Montana

For the life of me I can't understand why our 100,000+ strong tourism industry doesn't stand up to our, oh...maybe 15,000 strong hydrocarbon industry and demand they stop destroying their livelihoods.

Oh, that's right...we don't believe in unions in this country anymore. Think of the power of a 100,000+ tourist worker union, and how they could demand that we not destroy our environment. Think about that today.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/26/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Theft

Just wanted to give a big shout-out thank you to Courtney Anderson who was so kind in her interviews of the Bike Hounds and made sure to get all the details correct when writing about us and our new group here in Missoula! Great article & thanks again from The Missoula Bike Hounds!

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Posted by The Missoula Bike Hounds on 03/26/2015 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Wyoming coyote trapper defends graphic photos

Yes the subject we are dealing with here is that no living being deserves to be tortured,mutilated or forced to die a slow agonizing death.So predator control is deemed necessary, handle it in a humane fashion. When a person enjoys watching a living creature tortured and then die very slowly that constitutes psychotic behavior which makes that person a threat to the public and household pets. Maybe a psychological screening should be conducted before a trapping license can be issued.

Posted by mzmayhem on 03/25/2015 at 6:03 PM

Re: “The Scavengers

Love that Buffalo Bridge is not just making a political statement, their actions are heartfelt, tangible and effective.

Posted by Bgemberling on 03/25/2015 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Last best place to survive the zombie apocalypse

"... is one of the city's singled out..." [sic] Clearly we are NOT one of the *cities* that has good copy editors.

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Posted by Not Ted Mc Dermott on 03/24/2015 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Last best place to survive the zombie apocalypse

We also have Behring Made Knives, Montana Rifle Company, and 406 Precision...not to mention plenty of food in the hills!

Posted by Paul Britt on 03/24/2015 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Local organizers revive Montana Festival of the Book

Thank God ! It's my one cultural fix of the year.
(I live in Idaho and the word "culture" apparently has been excised from all dictionaries in this benighted state.)

Posted by alf on 03/24/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Sign of the times

Typical liberal hypocrisy. Save everything on the planet but allow me to destroy the rare plants to make a statement.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by frenchy on 03/24/2015 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Sign of the times

And as it began the vandalism just keeps on keepin on by those that believe there is something good in it.

Posted by Nuttintopruv on 03/23/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Trailheads

The Trailheads from Salmon ROCKED!

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Posted by Travis Morris on 03/23/2015 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Sign of the times

Brian, I have reviewed your offer to punch me in the face, and I accept. I know it can be hard to recognize me from my photo, so you can find me at my job as a bouncer at Stockman's. No need to introduce yourself—just walk right up and sock me one.

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Posted by Dan Brooks on 03/23/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “The Scavengers

Great reporting! Full of interesting facts and photos and, especially, balanced and fair coverage of the major stakeholders in this activity. Often difficult to do in an area where wildlife issues have smoldered for decades.
Hope someone nominates this article for an award.

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Posted by Pat Sloan on 03/22/2015 at 12:38 PM

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