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Comment Archives: stories: News: News

Re: “At UM, the future is in cherry wood lockers

Privately funded and not part of the UM budget. That's such a huge point that critics always miss that deflates these arguments so fast.

Also I suppose I understand the snark from the author since football is an easy target however one should step back and consider a few things. First off athletics is usually the first way many prospective students are introduced to a school, so it would seem beneficial to have strong programs. Secondly football, and athletics as a whole has a better GPA and a higher graduation rate than the general student body, so this group as a whole is excelling on campus. Finally football in particular earns enough profit to pay for every other sports financial shortfall. Unlike most/many things on campus at the university of Montana athletics as a whole, mostly supported by football, is running "in the black". Shouldn't that actually be something to be proud of rather than to attack?

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Posted by Brint Wahlberg on 07/18/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “At UM, the future is in cherry wood lockers

Priority #1 the Griz players comforts, as we say in Iowa "pig shit". The number of salaries and lower costs for all students that would have been affected by that amount of money is staggering. By the way, I don't care who paid for it, it is a slap in the face to those educators and staff laid off by budget issues.

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Posted by Julie Morris Howard on 07/14/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “At UM, the future is in cherry wood lockers

How many salaries would that expensive building to coddle our little darlings paid? Makes my blood boil.

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Posted by Julie Morris Howard on 07/14/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Missoulians tailor a tea for the protection of Indian elephants

AWESOME! Kudos and thank you to everyone who made this happen. Perhaps you can consider getting this tea into elephant sanctuary gift shops...here's a truly fantastic one: https://www.elephants.com/

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Posted by Other Nations on 07/14/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Lynsey G. has seen the good, the bad and the weird of pornography. Let's talk about it.

In 1974, two years after Nixon won the White House in the biggest landslide in history, it was nearly impossible to find anyone who would admit having voted for him.

Similarly, with porn tying up a third of the Internet's bandwidth, and surveys showing that at least nine of ten Americans watch porn, it is nonetheless difficult finding those who admit doing so.

Posted by John Kevin Hunt on 07/14/2017 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Tracking a mobile home park's decades-long decline

Chris,

I wrote this story and would like to learn more about your situation. You can text me at 406-600-3547 or email dbrouwer@missoulanews.com.

Best,
Derek

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Posted by Derek Brouwer on 07/13/2017 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Tracking a mobile home park's decades-long decline

"This month, Orr initiated eviction proceedings against 28 non-rent-paying tenants."
KEI failed to keep proper records, and are trying to evict rent paying residents. This is not the first time either, it happens every 6 months or so.
I've lived here for almost 10 years, had very few minor issues throughout the years, until KEI bought it and claimed we aren't paying rent. They are difficult to contact, impossible to meet, and have now gotten their lawyer to run their business.
They claimed that we have not been paying rent for three years... Yes three years. And owe them $6600. Now we have to prove otherwise.

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Posted by Chris Skinner on 07/13/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “At UM, the future is in cherry wood lockers

Gwen is now writing editorials for the Indy, I see.

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Posted by Wyatt Durp on 07/13/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “At UM, the future is in cherry wood lockers

Good snark. And true...unfortunately.

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Posted by alf on 07/13/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Lynsey G. has seen the good, the bad and the weird of pornography. Let's talk about it.

Interesting article. You have some good stuff up this week.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/13/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “At UM, the future is in cherry wood lockers

I'd like to say that UM's priorities are askew, but we've all known this has been the case for years now.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/13/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Tracking a mobile home park's decades-long decline

Great report. I'm looking forward to seeing something similar on our Reserve Street Homeless Camp.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/13/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “With Montana's Medicaid expansion on Trump's chopping block, what else is at stake?

Why should the 1 million Montanans care about the 79,000 that don't have healthcare?

Seems harsh, but it's a fair question.

I mean...

We don't care about all the people taking on tens of thousands in student debt.
We don't care about the seniors that haven't seen a cost of living increase.
We don't care about our $20 trillion in national debt.
We don't care about our endless wars.

Why is this issue so important all of a sudden?

I figure it's because lots of people are making money off it. That's usually the main impetus for most things in the world today.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/13/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Syphilis makes an unexpected comeback

Wow, people don't know about using condoms? Bummer for them! What's especially sad is that responsible citizens have to keep paying for irresponsible citizens.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/13/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “A tip-splitting case at Missoula's The Keep could change the way Montana restaurants do business

I am a server and I am forced to tip my kitchen in MT. It is printed on my checkout what I owe every night. We get so many tourists from Europe and Asia who don't tip well and yet I'm forced to tip the kitchen on my food sales instead of my tips. And we aren't allowed to add gratuity. So at the end of the day I am making very little. It is not greed... I love the kitchen and they work hard. It is simply unfair that on some tables I am making less than the kitchen. They are making more hourly than I am. As a server you have no health insurance and no job security. If you complain about tip out you could be fired. Worst part is that they don't supply paperwork to show what you are tipping out. You tip out money to the kitchen, bartender, hostess, and busser. But it is all listed on my paycheck as my money. I didn't qualify for sliding scale because of it. I was charged $300 for an office visit to merely ask for a prescription for birth control. America the beautiful.

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Posted by Kelly Blunt on 07/11/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Merc/Marriott developer asks for and receives a helping tax hand

The project pays the bond? When the $300k in property taxes are diverted from the general fund to pay the bond and the City subsequently has to raise property taxes on the rest of us because the tax base isn't growing, other people's taxes do end up paying for it.

But hey it's great for the Missoula Building Industry Association!

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Posted by Buzz Feedback on 07/10/2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Choteau is the latest Montana town to consider a municipal ban on marijuana dispensaries

It isn't so much most of this article that bothers me, but the stupid little picture at its center supporting it. Calling a populace 'uninformed' is the exact same bullshit I hear from bubble-minded kiddos on the college campus, lamenting with great and pity-laced sighs, "Ohhhh, those poor, poor people who disagree with me. If only they were more EDUCATED, like me!"

That dismissive 'better-than-thou' attitude bothers me. There are good reasons not to allow marijuana into your city, namely to avoid many of the behaviors and individuals it attracts. There are medical applications of marijuana, sure, but lets cut the bullshit - medical marijuana is simply a foot in the door for recreational marijuana. Everyone knows where it is going on both sides and all this disingenuous, "Dooohhh, they just want to hurt old people..." rhetoric is just a bait and switch. Real cases for treatment do exist, but there are far more cases of teens and young adults treating their bad backs and glaucoma with a nice few ounces of weed every week. Some people don't want that, and so oppose the establishment of dispensaries.

Trying to frame the town as ignorant just because they oppose 'helping those poor old folks' is the kind of disdainful insult that comes only from an elitist attitude. Those who oppose legal marijuana are not morons or rednicks just because they lack your attitude and perspective. If such an article arises where the merits of marijuana legalization are to be fully and honestly explored against the opposition, give your opposition some credit and let them form and voice their own arguments in turn. They do exist, and many of them are as thought-out if not more thoughtful than those presented by the 'educated'.

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Posted by Garret Morrill on 07/09/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Merc/Marriott developer asks for and receives a helping tax hand

TIF means the project pays the bond, not other people's taxes. I think this article misrepresents what TIF is and does.

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Posted by Ryan Morton on 07/06/2017 at 3:18 PM
Posted by Shianne on 07/06/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “If we had a boat...

Sad, they should wait and have Montana represented on a ship worthy enough.

Posted by Nathan V on 07/06/2017 at 11:54 AM

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