• Climate change? Not on Amy Cilimburg's watch

    Climate change? Not on Amy Cilimburg's watch

    Around the time President Donald Trump was signing an executive order to roll back legislation aimed at slowing climate change, a group of conservationists gathered in Missoula to recognize one of their own as a leader in the very field now in the president's crosshairs. Read More
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Today's Headlines

  • Trump undoes climate change regulations; legal challenge looms

    Trump undoes climate change regulations; legal challenge looms

    Flanked by coal miners, Trump enacted his "Energy Independence" executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency; a coalition of 23 states and local governments vowed to fight the order in court, though Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, supported the move.

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  • Roundabout construction begins at Orange, I-90 interchange

    Roundabout construction begins at Orange, I-90 interchange

    Work to ease a frustrating intersection just off the Interstate 90 interchange on Orange Street has begun with the construction of what's billed to be Montana's first five-legged roundabout.

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  • Missoula passes 70,000 residents, census figures estimate

    Missoula passes 70,000 residents, census figures estimate

    Missoula's estimated population stands at 71,024 people, up from 66,788 residents reported in the official U.S. Census conducted in 2010 and the 69,190 residents estimated in 2015.

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  • Montana joins Utah in suit against asbestos trusts

    Montana joins Utah in suit against asbestos trusts

    The Montana attorney general has joined 12 other states in filing a civil suit against four of the nation's largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts over allegations they're bilking the system and failing to reimburse states for Medicaid and Medicare expenses.

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  • One hot tamale: farm-to-table cuisine a hit on West Broadway

    One hot tamale: farm-to-table cuisine a hit on West Broadway

    Kim West, who opened Tia's restaurant last September with her partner Kari Brittain, took the success of her food truck – Tia's Tamales – and turned it into the newest attraction on West Broadway.

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Politics

  • House bill prohibits sanctuary cities in Montana

    House bill prohibits sanctuary cities in Montana

    The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed House Bill 611, which would prohibit sanctuary cities in Montana. It will now move to the full House for debate.

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  • Senate bill forces online travel companies to pay full bed tax

    Senate bill forces online travel companies to pay full bed tax

    Senate Bill 373 would make online travel companies pay a 7 percent tax, which is comprised of both a sales tax and a lodging facility use tax.

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  • House bill allows Native American hiring incentives

    House bill allows Native American hiring incentives

    Montana employers could get tax credits for hiring Native Americans if House Bill 655 makes it through the Legislature.

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  • Missoula legislator's bill phases out styrofoam packaging

    Missoula legislator's bill phases out styrofoam packaging

    A bill entering the Montana House would eventually get rid of styrofoam food packaging, be it in to-go boxes or egg cartons. Rep. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, says the aim is to protect the health of people and wildlife in Montana.

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  • Caferro's bill taxes e-cig vapors to raise money for Medicaid

    Caferro's bill taxes e-cig vapors to raise money for Medicaid

    The sponsor of a bill that would increase the tax on cigarettes said Monday the revenue will help curtail the use of tobacco among Montana’s youth and provide a raise for personal care providers funded by Medicaid. Senate Bill 354 would also include e-cigarette-related vaporizing substances in the tax for the first time.

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Community Voices

  • Montana Voices: Rename it Trumpcare and call it good

    Montana Voices: Rename it Trumpcare and call it good

    In the world’s richest country, there is no excuse for poor mouthing while billionaires and giant corporations get away with paying a lower tax rate than the middle class.

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  • Prairie Lights: Let's have an historic garage sale in Helena

    Prairie Lights: Let's have an historic garage sale in Helena

    No matter how dismal things may be in Helena, it seems every legislative session produces at least one magnificent idea. This year, we hail the proposal to have the Montana Historical Society throw the mother of all garage sales.

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  • Montana Voices: Colstrip bill could derail clean energy future

    Montana Voices: Colstrip bill could derail clean energy future

    Legislation has been proposed that doesn’t just hold Colstrip’s operators accountable—it punishes them. And, as good as retribution may feel, the problem is that it will also scare away developers and companies whose investments we want and need.

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  • Harmon's Histories: 1st newspaper provides glimpse of Garnet boom

    Harmon's Histories: 1st newspaper provides glimpse of Garnet boom

    In late January of 1898, the first edition of Bear Mountain News reported that the Garnet mining camp had morphed from a handful of houses to "four stores, four hotels with two more in the course of construction, two barber shops, three livery stables, seven saloons, an assay office and a butcher shop."

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  • Montana Voices: UM on the right path forward

    Montana Voices: UM on the right path forward

    "It may not be obvious to all yet, but we are definitely on a path for continued excellence into the future."

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Arts

  • Montana Geographic (spelling) Bee heading to UM

    Montana Geographic (spelling) Bee heading to UM

    The Montana Geographic Bee is put on each year by the Montana Geographic Alliance and sponsored by the National Geographic Society; 100 eighth-grade students will travel from all over Montana to Missoula to compete.

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  • Hip hop artist Lil Wayne to play the Adams Center

    Hip hop artist Lil Wayne to play the Adams Center

    Lil Wayne has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in United States, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

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  • Searching for meaning: thesis exhibitions open at UM

    Searching for meaning: thesis exhibitions open at UM

    Master of Fine Arts graduate students Evan Hauser, Sarah Justice and Amy Petit will open their thesis exhibitions on March 30 in the University of Montana’s Gallery of Visual Arts.

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  • Missoula Art Park grand opening and Earth Day events

    Missoula Art Park grand opening and Earth Day events

    The Missoula Art Museum, the city of Missoula and Adventure Cycling will dedicate the Missoula Art Park with a ceremonial tree planting and an artist reception starting at 4:30 on Friday, April 21

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  • The Minimalists to speak at UM, record podcast

    The Minimalists to speak at UM, record podcast

    Fresh off their No. 1 indie documentary (part of which was filmed in Missoula), Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known as “The Minimalists,” will stop at the University of Montana this spring for an in-depth talk about doing more with less.

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UM Sports

  • Cranston joins Montana volleyball coaching staff

    Cranston joins Montana volleyball coaching staff

    Dana Cranston joined first-year Montana volleyball coach Allison Lawrence's staff recently. She played for years for Team Canada, alongside former Griz Jaimie Thibeault, until their Olympic dreams came to an end 14 months ago.

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  • Griz softball: Hood brilliant in Sunday shutout

    Griz softball: Hood brilliant in Sunday shutout

    Michaela Hood set a program record with 12 strikeouts and pitched a complete-game three-hitter as Montana defeated North Dakota 2-0 Sunday at Grizzly Softball Field.

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  • Montana softball: Griz split Big Sky openers

    Montana softball: Griz split Big Sky openers

    Freshman pitcher Michaela Hood continued her string of successful appearances in game one, and Montana's hitters were unable to come up with the key hits in game two as the Grizzly softball team split its Big Sky Conference openers against North Dakota on Saturday.

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  • Griz softball: Fighting Hawks in town for Big Sky opener

    Griz softball: Fighting Hawks in town for Big Sky opener

    The Montana softball team, winner of seven of its last nine, will open Big Sky Conference play this weekend with a three-game series against North Dakota at Grizzly Softball Field.

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  • Griz softball: Colburn named Big Sky Player of the Week

    Griz softball: Colburn named Big Sky Player of the Week

    With nine home runs through 31 games and 20 walks, Montana junior Delene Colburn, who was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week on Wednesday, is on pace for record totals in both categories.

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  • Lolo Forest acquires last section of rail trail on Hiawatha route

    Lolo Forest acquires last section of rail trail on Hiawatha route

    Western Montanans, and all other comers, will again be able to “ride the rails” on 45 miles of the old Milwaukee Road route between St. Regis and Pearson, Idaho, with the recent completion of a years-long effort to acquire the historic railroad grades.

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  • Big Sister partnership marks 10th anniversary as graduation nears

    Big Sister partnership marks 10th anniversary as graduation nears

    While it's common for most matches in Missoula's Big Brothers Big Sisters program to last around 22 months, a 10-year partnership is something rare, giving Celine Herbenson and Heather Phillips reason to celebrate.

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  • Student housing project starts Front Street building boom

    Student housing project starts Front Street building boom

    Construction is moving quickly on the new student housing complex under development on Front Street in downtown Missoula, and come next week, the framers will arrive to begin give height to the $38 million project.

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  • Soft Landing Missoula gains attention of LA Times, Starbucks

    Soft Landing Missoula gains attention of LA Times, Starbucks

    While the International Rescue Committee gave Missoula a quota of 150 refugees when it opened its office here last year, Soft Landing says that figure may be up in the air given changes taking place under the Trump administration.

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