Engen's return

The mayor comes back from rehab to a warm welcome — and some awkward questions

The old adage holds that Americans prefer to vote for the candidate they’d most like to have a beer with.

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On Monday evening, Nov. 21, approximately 50 people gathered inside the Missoula Senior Citizens Center to talk about cultural appropriation and Missoula's Festival of the Dead celebration.

Nov 23, 2016

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Troopers to the front

What's Montana Highway Patrol doing at Standing Rock?

On Nov. 15, the courtyard at the UM Oval was ringed with what looked from afar like political yard signs.

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Surveying the damage on Election Night downtown

President Donald Trump.

Nov 10, 2016

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The Bundys won, at least for now.

Nov 3, 2016

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The staff at the Missoula County Elections Office have fielded their share of calls from voters concerned about election fraud since absentee ballots were mailed out Oct. 17, but an incident from last Monday likely takes the cake.

Oct 27, 2016

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The words may be more than a century old, but they carry fresh, contemporary purpose for Julie Cajune.

Oct 20, 2016

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Rep. Ryan Zinke's wife, Lola, plays a starring, if silent, role in the congressman's latest campaign ad.

Oct 13, 2016

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You've probably already heard how Todd Orr spent last weekend.

Oct 6, 2016

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Draught Works co-owner Jeff Grant teased a big development last week.

Sep 29, 2016

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It was all hands on deck at the Missoula City-County Health Department this month after a Missoula resident contracted a case of Hepatitis A. The department went into "incident command mode," which Director Ellen Leahy says sounds more dramatic than it actually is, but did include a press release, additional staff to field calls from concerned residents and preparations to dole out hundreds of immunizations.

Sep 22, 2016

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A little after 4 p.m. on Sept. 13, dozens of people had already gathered on the Higgins Avenue bridge in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sep 15, 2016

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Missoula has long been known as a party town (welcome back, UM students), but this year that reputation can be better described as a third-party town.

Sep 8, 2016

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Republicans have spent a great deal of time in 2016 trying to get the phrase "plane-gate" off the ground.

Sep 1, 2016

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Another nugget of hope for medical marijuana in Montana went up in smoke last week.

Aug 25, 2016

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Like its theme—"It's in Your Jeans!"—this year's Western Montana Fair was a bit of a puzzle to figure out.

Aug 18, 2016

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The Mountain Water utility is Missoula's for the taking after an Aug. 2 Montana Supreme Court ruling.

Aug 11, 2016

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Want a lift to Spokane?

Aug 4, 2016

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It's budget season for Missoula City Council and—wait, don't doze off quite yet.

Jul 28, 2016

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Since Pokemon Go debuted on July 6, the augmented reality game has taken the world by storm—and Missoula, for better or worse, is no exception.

Jul 21, 2016

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In Missoula, locals love floating as much as the Whos in Whoville love Christmas.

Jul 14, 2016

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For almost 20 minutes on Independence Day, South Hills residents averted their gaze from the illegal fireworks shooting off throughout the Missoula Valley toward a more spectacular display: a fully ablaze juniper bush situated between two apartment buildings just off 23rd Street.

Jul 6, 2016

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When Colorado, Washington and Oregon launched efforts to legalize recreational marijuana, a few newspapers in those states hired reporters to focus exclusively on the "pot beat."

Jun 30, 2016

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On the evening of June 16, the University of Montana lit up Main Hall with the colors of the rainbow to honor the 49 victims of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club.

Jun 23, 2016

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Dead on arrival.

Jun 16, 2016

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As the 10 p.m. news broadcast the preliminary results of the June 7 primary, cheers went up at the largely Democratic gathering at Brooks and Browns.

Jun 9, 2016

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