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Today's Headlines

  • City to build policies from new Brooks corridor report

    City to build policies from new Brooks corridor report

    Opportunities to redevelop the Brooks Street corridor with housing and commerce could go far in helping the city realize the inward focus of its growth policy, so long as the City Council puts teeth into the recommendations of a new report guiding the district's future.

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  • City Council, Chamber look to improve communication

    City Council, Chamber look to improve communication

    The Missoula Chamber of Commerce and the City Council are looking to improve communications, saying better ties and regular contact could help council members formulate policies that consider the needs of local businesses.

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  • Daines touts Trump, states' rights amid protests at Capitol

    Daines touts Trump, states' rights amid protests at Capitol

    As protesters chanted their disapproval, Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines expressed his support Wednesday for President Donald Trump and his nominees, including Ryan Zinke, Scott Pruitt and Neil Gorsuch.

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  • Tester bill protects 79,000 acres in Blackfoot-Clearwater

    Tester bill protects 79,000 acres in Blackfoot-Clearwater

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced Wednesday that he is introducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act to protect thousands of acres of public land in western Montana.

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  • Aid group found its start on the front lines of refugee crisis

    Aid group found its start on the front lines of refugee crisis

    Lifting Hands International found its start on the island of Lesvos in Greece, where Hayley Smith rushed to find warm clothing for a boatload of refugees who had capsized in the frigid Aegean Sea. Smith will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday night at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel.

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Politics

  • Missoula lawmaker leads effort to control air ambulance charges

    Missoula lawmaker leads effort to control air ambulance charges

    In an effort to control prices on air ambulance rides in Montana, lawmakers are considering urging Congress to revise the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. Senate Joint Resolution 13 resulted from an interim committee’s study that found prices for air ambulance services in the state were leaving patients bankrupt.

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  • Montana distillers, brewers want same tasting room rules

    Montana distillers, brewers want same tasting room rules

    Distillers and a brewer testified at the Montana Capitol Wednesday to support a bill that would make their businesses operate under the same tasting room laws. Montana breweries can serve up to 48 ounces of beer per customer until 8 p.m., and it may be consumed on premise until 9 p.m. Distilleries can serve up to two ounces of liquor per customer until 8 p.m., but it has to be consumed by then too.

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  • Daines touts Trump, states' rights amid protests at Capitol

    Daines touts Trump, states' rights amid protests at Capitol

    As protesters chanted their disapproval, Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines expressed his support Wednesday for President Donald Trump and his nominees, including Ryan Zinke, Scott Pruitt and Neil Gorsuch.

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  • Tester bill protects 79,000 acres in Blackfoot-Clearwater

    Tester bill protects 79,000 acres in Blackfoot-Clearwater

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced Wednesday that he is introducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act to protect thousands of acres of public land in western Montana.

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  • HB 501: If your company boycotts Israel, Montana will boycott you

    HB 501: If your company boycotts Israel, Montana will boycott you

    In response to a recent movement to boycott, divest and place sanctions on trade with Israel, Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit companies that are involved in the movement from doing business in the state.

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Community Voices

  • Montana Voices: Arts, humanities at risk in Trump budget

    Montana Voices: Arts, humanities at risk in Trump budget

    In all of the post-election chaos, it’s easy to overlook the minor casualties. Some of them may be in Montana. The Trump administration, eager to ramp up spending on the military, border control and infrastructure, all while cutting taxes and shoring up Social Security and healthcare, is desperate to find spending cuts.

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  • Montana Voices: Vacation spoiled by U.S. immigration crackdown

    Montana Voices: Vacation spoiled by U.S. immigration crackdown

    A Billings man was looking forward to a second visit by his friend from Mexico. She had her visa and he had purchased her plane ticket. But it wasn't to be, thanks to ICE.

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  • Prairie Lights: Defense of Daines aims low, falls flat

    Prairie Lights: Defense of Daines aims low, falls flat

    In the pages of the Billings Gazette, Rep. Jeff Essmann rose to the defense of Sen. Steve Daines, widely condemned for silencing a senator from Massachusetts. But almost everything Essmann said was either wrong or wrongheaded.

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  • Harmon's Histories: Missoula's long fight to own its water system

    Harmon's Histories: Missoula's long fight to own its water system

    Missoula's history is replete with campaigns by the city - heretofore unsuccessful - to take ownership of its water system. Along the way, the cast of characters included socialists, prostitutes, moonshiners and a fellow named Jack B. Nimble.

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  • Montana Voices: Nurse fears budget cuts' impact on nursing homes

    Montana Voices: Nurse fears budget cuts' impact on nursing homes

    I have been a certified nursing assistant for 20 years at Lake View Healthcare in Big Fork. I am terrified of the proposed budget cuts to Montana’s skilled nursing facilities.

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Arts

  • Cheers: 40 beers on tap in Winter BrewFest

    Cheers: 40 beers on tap in Winter BrewFest

    The Missoula Downtown Association and KettleHouse Brewing will kick off the seventh annual Winter BrewFest this Friday night in Caras Park, so skip dinner and enjoy some Montana hops.

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  • Grad work on display at UM gallery

    Grad work on display at UM gallery

    University of Montana MFA graduate students Sarah Moore, Reanna Schultz and Karl Schwiesow will present their thesis exhibitions March 2-16 in the Gallery of Visual Arts, located in UM’s Social Science Building.

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  • Film Fest attendance up with local business

    Film Fest attendance up with local business

    Four days into the 2017 festival, ticket sales have already reached 60 percent of the 10-day goal, giving Rachel Gregg hope that this year's event may be one of the best. The results have helped bolster local businesses in what's often a slower time of year.

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  • Ceiling in The Floor tour comes to UM

    Ceiling in The Floor tour comes to UM

    A theater and dance piece exploring mental illness, suicide, art and friendship will play at the University of Montana on Tuesday, followed by a panel discussion.

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  • Big Sky film fest features 16 made-in-Montana documentaries

    Big Sky film fest features 16 made-in-Montana documentaries

    Montana’s premiere non-fiction film event, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, kicks off today in Missoula, and will feature 16 made-in-Montana documentaries.

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UM Sports

  • Montana softball: Stites named Player of the Week

    Montana softball: Stites named Player of the Week

    Sydney Stites was recognized as Big Sky Player of the Week for her power numbers and situational hitting. She drove in nine of Montana's 18 runs. All of her RBIs came while batting with two outs.

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  • Lady Griz-Lady Cats, Round 2, set for Saturday

    Lady Griz-Lady Cats, Round 2, set for Saturday

    The Montana women's basketball team, with just a single game this week, will play Montana State on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Bozeman at MSU's Worthington Arena. The Bobcats won the teams' first meeting, 75-69 in overtime in Missoula.

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  • Griz hold on for the win against Portland State

    Griz hold on for the win against Portland State

    The Grizzlies put the disappointment of a last-minute loss on Thursday behind them and regrouped on Saturday, earning an 85-82 payback win over Portland State on senior night at Dahlberg Arena.

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  • Once more: Lady Griz stymied by Vikings, 68-45

    Once more: Lady Griz stymied by Vikings, 68-45

    In a game that nearly mirrored their matchup last month in Missoula, Portland State put the defensive clamps on Montana and came away with a 68-45 victory over the Lady Griz on Saturday afternoon at the Stott Center in Portland. Montana (5-21, 2-13 BSC) shot 27.4 percent in its first meeting against the Vikings, a 64-44 loss. On Saturday, the Lady Griz shot 28.6 percent, trailed 33-13 at the half and got outrebounded 47-34 against a taller, more athletic team.

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  • Griz men's tennis team in Salt Lake City for Sunday matches

    Griz men's tennis team in Salt Lake City for Sunday matches

    With lessons learned from an up and down opening weekend of Big Sky Conference play, the Montana men's tennis team heads to Salt Lake City on Sunday to see if they can put those lessons to work against the Pac-12's Utah Utes.

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  • City looks to streamline preservation commission, ordinance

    City looks to streamline preservation commission, ordinance

    Heeding lessons learned from the debate over the Missoula Mercantile, the City Council's Land Use and Planning Committee on Wednesday directed staff to begin drafting membership changes to the Historic Preservation Commission.

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  • Report: Anti-Muslim groups increasing in Montana

    Report: Anti-Muslim groups increasing in Montana

    Of the 917 hate organizations identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center in the latest report, 20 are located in Montana, including several white nationalist, anti-Muslim and anti-government groups scattered across the state.

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  • Mountain Water will pay developers $22M from city proceeds

    Mountain Water will pay developers $22M from city proceeds

    Mountain Water Co. must pay roughly $22 million in contract obligations owed to local developers from proceeds it will receive in the city of Missoula's purchase of the utility, a District Court judge has ruled.

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  • Film Fest attendance up with local business

    Film Fest attendance up with local business

    Four days into the 2017 festival, ticket sales have already reached 60 percent of the 10-day goal, giving Rachel Gregg hope that this year's event may be one of the best. The results have helped bolster local businesses in what's often a slower time of year.

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  • After Utah fallout, Bullock invites outdoor trade show to Montana

    After Utah fallout, Bullock invites outdoor trade show to Montana

    A falling out between the Outdoor Industry Association and Utah's political leaders over that state's stance on public lands has sent the national trade show searching for a new home, and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is rolling out the red carpet in hopes of landing the event.

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