Carlyle tries (again) to force release of the city's Mountain Water legal bills

Mountain Water and its parent investment firm, the Carlyle Group, spared no expense in trying to keep Missoula's water utility out of public hands.

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A new Missoula business offers curbside compost pickup

Sean Doty just bought a big green '68 Chevy truck from a landscaper.

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Missoula joins ACLU's suit to block Montana's 'bathroom bill'

The city of Missoula, a University of Montana student and a Missoula small-engine mechanic are among the plaintiffs in a new ACLU lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a ballot initiative that would dictate which bathrooms transgender people can use.

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Anti-immigration activist Trevor Loudon's ill-attended crusade

Last Chance Patriots is Western Montana's newest right-wing political organization, created by the merger of two chapters of ACT for America and headed by Vietnam vet, author and activist Ed Kugler of Big Arm.

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Vegas shooting delays Ryan Payne's Bundy trial

The mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 has created a wrinkle in the trial of an Anaconda man. Ryan Payne, the self-styled militia leader who drove his Jeep Cherokee from Montana to Nevada in April 2014 to defend rancher Cliven Bundy, asked a Vegas judge this month to delay court proceedings for fear that the recent shooting deaths of 58 people might bias prospective jurors.

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Street Talk: —The gear you love, old school and new tools

Rachel Gross, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Montana, recently presented her research into how consumerism shapes our experience of wildernessthrough outdoors gear, in particular.

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Arby's: where deer and fast food colide

By Thanksgiving, hundreds—nay, thousands—of Montana freezers will be well stocked with venison.

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Meet Lisa Triepke, the candidate who wants to unseat John Engen

Lisa Triepke is distracted.

Oct 12, 2017

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Preaching the high-tech gospel at Steve Daines' jobs summit

The Montana High Tech Jobs Summit began with what President Donald Trump might call a "low energy" moment.

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City Council considers a zoning change for the University District

Nearly two years have passed since Gwen Jones, freshly elected to her first term on City Council, began fielding phone calls and emails from frustrated Ward 3 constituents.

(News)   Oct 12, 2017

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Letter from Bonner: Stop, hey, what's that sound?

Noise continues to be the talk of Bonner, but not all sounds echo equally off the canyon walls.

(News)   Oct 12, 2017

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Beau Donaldson's return

Missoula's hillside peace sign is visible through the windows of Courtroom 1, where Judge Karen Townsend was hearing cases on Tuesday morning.

(News)   Oct 12, 2017

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Spotlight on MCPS

Jennifer Anthony uses words like "defeated" and "hopeless" when talking about Missoula's preservation community.

(News)   Oct 12, 2017

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Street Talk: The jobs we need

Steve Daines and Greg Gianforte were in Missoula for the High Tech Jobs Summit on Monday.

(News)   Oct 12, 2017

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Freedom (of Information) isn't free

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton wants $267.16.

(News)   Oct 12, 2017

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Why the Gianforte mugshot matters

On Aug. 25, Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte had his mugshot taken at the Gallatin County Detention Center.

(News)   Oct 5, 2017

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The missing stories—and the patterns connecting what you didn't see

In America, we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself and limits on the power of government to restrict it.

Oct 5, 2017

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The headstone battle that the city just can't kill

August marked one year since Missoula City Cemetery Director Ron Regan convinced his volunteer and elected overseers to spend $18,340 so he could start selling headstones and engraving columbarium walls.

(News)   Oct 5, 2017

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At the end of a season to remember, firefighters relax at last

John Stevens can breathe.

(News)   Oct 5, 2017

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Ruth Swaney takes her leave, leaving City Council with an appointment to make

Two years ago, citizen Ruth Swaney stood before Missoula City Council and urged the city to stop recognizing Columbus Day.

(News)   Oct 5, 2017

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Health care on contract: reconfiguring case work to make ends meet

Budget cuts to the Department of Public Health and Human Services continue to have serious impacts on Montana's mental health centers.

(News)   Oct 5, 2017

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Street Talk: Have you heard the news?

What national story or issue this year didn't get enough attention, and why?

(News)   Oct 5, 2017

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The long, tall fall of Old King Coal

Coal.

Sep 28, 2017

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Give like it's hot: Fire season is over, but need remains

In the three months since the first lightning strikes of wildfire season, the Montana chapter of the American Red Cross has been busy.

(News)   Sep 28, 2017

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At UM, Tom Crady gambles on a scholarship gambit

The numbers creep up daily, but never as fast as Tom Crady wants.

(News)   Sep 28, 2017

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