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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Leading by example: How Missoula Rep. Kim Dudik did Montanans proud in Helena

By the time you read this, Montana's 65th Legislature will likely have completed its 2017 session.

(Opinion)  

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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.

(News)  

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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.

(News)  

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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.

(News)  

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Wilderness advocates settle in for the long game

Someday, the political winds will shift.

(News)  

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Missoula is dead. Long live Missoula.

At this writing, the Merc is mostly demolished, hollowed-out, a giant broken Easter egg in the middle of downtown filled with bricks and rubble.

(Opinion)  

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Remember: In the wild, humans aren't at the top of the heap

In the next few weeks, as the bears wake up from their snowy hibernation into the lengthening days of spring, I'll head into grizzly country to interview a couple bruins for a piece in a national magazine.

(Opinion)  

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Letters to the Editor

What's good for vets

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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.

(Indy Blog)   Apr 26, 2017

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Daily chain, on life support, buys a helping Indy hand

Big changes are afoot at Lee Enterprises.

(Opinion)   Apr 20, 2017

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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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Photos from Tuesday night's Of Montreal show at the Top Hat

(Indy Blog)   Apr 19, 2017

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Letters to the Editor

We love you too

Apr 19, 2017

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Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

The Missoula Independent's street-facing sign was turned into a punchline over the weekend.

(Indy Blog)   Apr 17, 2017

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Photos from Friday night's Mastodon show at the Wilma Theatre

(Indy Blog)   Apr 15, 2017

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So, about that sale...

If you're reading this, you've probably already heard the news: Lee Enterprises, owner of the Missoulian, has purchased the Missoula Independent, effective today.

(Indy Blog)   Apr 13, 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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