Leading the change: Missoula's female-majority city council forges new paths

Leading the change: Missoula's female-majority city council forges new paths

In the dwindling light of a December evening, a woman pushed a blanket-covered stroller along the narrow, icy shoulder of Russell Street.

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Elsie Arntzen wants to 'depoliticize' the Office of Public Instruction. What might that mean?

Like the student who brings her teacher a polished apple on the first day of school, Elsie Arntzen began her job as Montana's new Superintendent of Public Instruction with a gesture designed to ingratiate herself to state lawmakers: She created an informal education caucus so legislators can chat about policy proposals over coffee and "delicious apple fritters" from a Helena bakery.

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Former Ravalli Sheriff Chris Hoffman trades his badge for a county commission seat

When Chris Hoffman woke up to his first day as Ravalli County Sheriff back in 2003, he didn't feel particularly political.

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Sen. Sands slates sexual assault statutes for updates

The Montana Legislature is considering an overhaul of sexual assault statutes this session as result of a bipartisan interim committee's work.

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Fish, Wildlife and Parks appeals ethics knock over trailer loan

The recent holiday season brought a bit of bad news for Trap Free Montana Public Lands.

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'Cold War' at the Historic Preservation Commission

The anger was palpable in Kate Kolwicz's letter of resignation from the city Historic Preservation Commission last week.

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Commander Zinke and the great land transfer flip-flop

Last week, during what are probably his waning days in office, Montana's Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke voted to change House rules in a way that will make it easier to transfer federal lands to the states.

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What's up at Draught Works? Expanding and canning.

The rumors were never true.

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Letters to the Editor 01-12-17

41 isn't the new 50

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"Stop flipping off the Mayor:" City official censures volunteer after she resigns from Historic Preservation Commission

The anger was palpable in Kate Kolwicz's letter of resignation from the city Historic Preservation Commission last week.

(Indy Blog)   Jan 10, 2017

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Zinke's book offers some insight on the Interior Secretary-to-be's approach to public lands

Congressman Ryan Zinke can’t seem to stay out of the headlines lately.

(Indy Blog)   Jan 5, 2017

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Palace Lounge to close as a live music venue

The Palace Lounge will close its doors as a live music venue after Sat., Feb. 25, according to a press release from Scott MacIntyre, owner of the four-bar complex that includes Palace, Badlander, Golden Rose and Savoy.

(Indy Blog)   Jan 5, 2017

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Freestone Climbing goes big with a huge new wall—and expanding plans—on the Westside

In the new Freestone Climbing Center, climbers resemble Spider-Man while they hang from handholds and contemplate their next moves.

(News)   Jan 5, 2017

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Handicapping Montana's open House seat, post-Zinke: Could a Dem win?

In the two weeks since we last considered the future of Montana's seat in the House of Representatives (see "Playing chicken," Dec. 22), no fewer than six Republicans have expressed interest in running to replace Ryan Zinke, who's been picked by Trump to head the Interior Department.

(Opinion)   Jan 5, 2017

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The Republican operative behind Big Sky Headlines has some funny ideas about journalism

The political operative behind a Montana online news startup says the website isn't a platform to push his right-wing agenda, but you wouldn't know it from reading Big Sky Headlines.

(News)   Jan 5, 2017

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It's the end of the world as we knew it*

*and other #missoulapredictions2017

Jan 5, 2017

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Tester turns to crowdsourcing for cabinet confirmation questions

Over the past month, the names have trickled out of Donald Trump's transition headquarters like water from a leaky faucet.

(News)   Jan 5, 2017

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Dems start the session sans 'silver bullet' assistance

Two years ago, members of the state House spent the first week of the legislative session bogged down in a bitter fight over the rules guiding their actions for the subsequent 90 days.

(News)   Jan 5, 2017

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How visa denials left some of VIBE's international dancers stuck at home

Many people can't point to Missoula on a map, but international dancers looking to break into the international scene know how to find Charlene Campbell Carey.

(News)   Jan 5, 2017

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Wondering how to fight Trumpism? Don't buy in.

By now, it should be obvious that cynical corporate interests from the fossil fuel industry have executed a successful takeover of U.S. policymaking.

(Opinion)   Jan 5, 2017

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Letters to the Editor

Welcome in Whitefish

Jan 4, 2017

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Conviction vacated in Cody Marble rape case

Cody Marble's eight-year legal battle reached a major turning point this week.

(Indy Blog)   Jan 3, 2017

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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will open with a suddenly timely documentary about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival sent out a press release in early December announcing Bright Lights, an HBO documentary about mother-daughter stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.

(Indy Blog)   Dec 30, 2016

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Daily Stormer's Andrew Anglin insists anti-Semitic demonstration in Whitefish will happen, names nonexistent "Jewish center" as location

Neo-Nazi blogger Andrew Anglin says he plans to make good on threats to stage an anti-Semitic armed march through Whitefish next month, despite dismissive comments this week by Richard Spencer, the white nationalist and part-time Whitefish resident who inspired the idea.

(Indy Blog)   Dec 30, 2016

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Judge shoots down Malheur occupier Ryan Payne’s motion to withdraw plea

A federal judge in Oregon yesterday denied U.S. Army veteran and Anaconda resident Ryan Payne’s request to withdraw his guilty plea, accusing Payne of having “buyer’s remorse” over a plea agreement reached in the wake of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

(Indy Blog)   Dec 29, 2016

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