Need a hug? Lauren Venaglia wants to sell you one.

Need a hug? Lauren Venaglia wants to sell you one.

On a quiet afternoon in Missoula, two people hop into bed together.

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Pat Brook has nothing against beavers, but Hurricane Katrina forced his hand

Sidestepping shreds of toilet paper and what appears to be part of a discarded condom, Pat Brook navigates the riverbank below the California Street footbridge looking for sign.

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Are UM buyouts a 'win-win-win'? Not so fast.

Any buyouts offered to University of Montana faculty and staff will likely be limited to those whose academic programs or departments are targeted for downsizing, the Montana University System's human resources director says.

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Attorney to the cars: John Bennett fights to save the 1 percent's 1 percent

To understand Missoula attorney John Bennett, start with his cars.

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How we age now: Missoula's Senior Center considers a change of course

At the Missoula Senior Center, 11:40 a.m. is the height of the lunch rush.

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Wilderness advocates settle in for the long game

Someday, the political winds will shift.

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

It had to happen.

Apr 20, 2017

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

Over the years, the staff of the Indy has given me plenty of terrific moments, but none more gratifying than these last few days, as I've watched them go from shock to anxiety to what I'd describe as a cautious maturity toward the sale of the paper.

(News)   Apr 20, 2017

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San Francisco's sanctuary suit has Montana roots

San Francisco is suing over President Donald Trump's executive order against "sanctuary cities."

(News)   Apr 20, 2017

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Sanders returns to offer Quist an assist

Bernie's back.

(News)   Apr 20, 2017

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Fire Department, taking a cue from pit crews, relearns resuscitation

Over Easter weekend, the Missoula Fire Department was dispatched to assist a man who had collapsed while running on a treadmill at the YMCA and gone into cardiac arrest.

(News)   Apr 20, 2017

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Rocky Mountain School of Photography aims to fill a void

Last year, two major photography schools abruptly closed their doors: the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turner Falls, Mass., folded under scandal a few years after the owner pleaded guilty to charges of bank fraud and tax evasion.

(News)   Apr 20, 2017

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Yep, we're still here

OMG, are you OK?

(News)   Apr 20, 2017

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With populations growing, resources dwindling and food insecurity on the rise, could insects feed a hungry world?

Aside from the occasional gnat that's drowned in my bedside water glass and a few mezcal worms during college, I'm not in the habit of ingesting bugs.

Apr 13, 2017

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How to pee in public, Portland-style

April 21 marks the Missoula Art Park's grand opening at the intersection of Pattee and Pine.

(News)   Apr 13, 2017

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Zinke rolls out Trump's climate change anti-agenda

Late last month, before President Donald Trump ordered an about-face on federal climate change policies, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had a few minutes to speak to a gathering of members of Congress and industry executives.

(News)   Apr 13, 2017

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Work to start on Milltown Park

River enthusiasts will finally be able to launch their boats from the confluence of the Blackfoot River and the Clark Fork this fall.

(News)   Apr 13, 2017

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Connecting Montana to tech

Two-thirds of Montana college and university graduates end up leaving the state to find work elsewhere, according to the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

(News)   Apr 13, 2017

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Motl battles one more bill

When state Rep. Derek Skees' bill to eliminate the Office of Political Practices was tabled in committee late last month, it looked like the state's campaign-law enforcement agency might escape the 2017 Legislature unscathed.

(News)   Apr 13, 2017

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For Missoula's tight-knit comedy scene, punch lines are just part of the payoff

The Union Club crowd was tuned up.

Apr 6, 2017

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Professor Tobin Shearer talks about life after watchlisting

Late last year, University of Montana professor Tobin Miller Shearer made a splash with his story about being put on an academic watchlist for his teachings on African American history.

(News)   Apr 6, 2017

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Appointee Ruth Swaney considers a council run

Interim Missoula City Councilwoman Ruth Swaney seems conflicted.

(News)   Apr 6, 2017

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City cuts into the gravestone biz

The small offices of Garden City Monument Services are lined with headstones.

(News)   Apr 6, 2017

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UM may not feel the brunt of budget cuts

As noon bells chimed, the chorus of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" carried across the University of Montana Oval, where five tents were clustered April 4 for the start of a two-day "occupy" protest against budget cuts to higher education.

(News)   Apr 6, 2017

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Is Trump's national parks backlog bunk?

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took President Donald Trump up on an intriguing offer this week: the donation of his first presidential paycheck—$78,333—to help offset the National Park Service's $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog.

(News)   Apr 6, 2017

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Why the Montana Legislature keeps banging your head against the abortion wall

As of Tuesday afternoon, three anti-abortion bills were advancing in the state Legislature.

(News)   Apr 6, 2017

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