Who'll pay, and how much, for Montana's coming budget cuts

Who'll pay, and how much, for Montana's coming budget cuts

Back in late January, Gov. Steve Bullock used his State of the State address to send a message to the Republican majorities in the 2017 Montana Legislature: When tackling the painful and oft-controversial task of cutting the budget, be fair.

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Saturday's avalanche advisory: Low danger

From the West Central Montana Avalance Center: The current avalanche danger is LOW for the West Central Montana backcountry.

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Montana news roundup, March 23

What others are writing about Montana this week, as collected by Mountain West News:

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Thursday's avalanche advisory: Moderate danger

From the West Central Montana Avalanche Center: The current avalanche danger is LOW for the west central Montana backcountry and will rise to MODERATE this afternoon.

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Darby schools dream big with $3 million donation

Build a performing arts center.

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Activists employ 'necessity' strategy in pipeline trials

Ken Ward has no interest in going to jail.

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Zinke pressed by opponents of bison refuge transfer

It's been less than a month since Ryan Zinke rode a horse named Tonto to his new gig as Secretary of the Interior, and already one D.C.-based nonprofit has heaped quite a bit of pressure on him.

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City closing in on Mountain Water acquisition

Missoula could take possession of its water utility within a few weeks, according to new estimates from city administrators.

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Housing plan coming up short of affordable

As downtown Missoula becomes more vibrant, housing complexes seem to be springing up all around it: Snowbird apartments on Hickory Street, complete with rooftop terrace.

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A cut too far: UM offloads annual Easter egg hunt

The University of Montana's annual Egg-stravaganza Easter egg hunt has been a major production since it began in 2000.

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There's a reason they call them land 'lords'

Longtime readers of this column know that my political views are utterly incoherent.

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Standing Rock and the lessons of Andrew Jackson

Democracies don't usually wage war on their own citizens, and, in particular, on peaceful demonstrators.

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Letters to the Editor

Feels like the first time

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The Decemberists to headline two-day music festival at Big Sky Brewing Co. Amphitheater in August

Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater just announced the inaugural Travelers' Rest, a two-day festival scheduled for Sat., Aug. 12, and Sun., Aug. 13, featuring the Decemberists, plus Belle and Sebastian, The Head and the Heart, Sylvan Esso, Shakey Graves, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Real Estate and Julien Baker.

(Indy Blog)   Mar 22, 2017

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Photos from Monday night's Old 97's show at the Top Hat

(Indy Blog)   Mar 21, 2017

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Saturday's avalanche advisory: Moderate danger

From the West Central Montana Avalanche Center: The current avalanche danger in the West Central Montana Backcountry is MODERATE.

(Indy Blog)   Mar 18, 2017

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Thursday's avalanche advisory: Considerable danger

From the West Central Montana Avalanche Center: The current avalanche danger in the West Central Montana Backcountry is CONSIDERABLE.

(Indy Blog)   Mar 16, 2017

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No good answers

The truth behind the headlines of child sexual abuse

One weekend morning last May, I ordered a cup of coffee and sat down at a table to wait for my interviewees to arrive at the coffee shop.

Mar 16, 2017

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No special protections for Montana’s LGBT crime victims

The weekend of Feb. 11, a gay couple called police and said they'd been attacked outside a bar on Ryman Street by two strangers who shouted homophobic epithets.

(News)   Mar 16, 2017

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Board of Missoula returns to its roots

Board of Missoula opened in 1989 in a space on Main Street where owners Zack Spannagel and Dan Gavere peddled skateboard and snowboard equipment to the town's small alternative sports scene.

(News)   Mar 16, 2017

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Outside groups target Tester

Over the past month, three conservative organizations have dropped big money on ads aimed at Sen. Jon Tester.

(News)   Mar 16, 2017

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Playing God with time

Those opposing daylight saving time kept a sunny mood during a recent legislative committee hearing as they sought to advance a bill that would make summer nights darker.

(News)   Mar 16, 2017

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Symphony gets buzzed

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter Festival Overture" had just concluded, and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale would next perform the concert's main attraction: Mozart's "Great Mass in C Minor."

(News)   Mar 16, 2017

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In Billings, an armed vigilante drives hard bargain at Penney's

Like flood insurance or a home defibrillator kit, a handgun is one of those products you buy hoping never to use.

(Opinion)   Mar 16, 2017

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Etc.

During an interview last May, Donald Trump called Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold a "nasty guy."

(News)   Mar 16, 2017

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