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Climate change? Not on Amy Cilimburg's watch

March 28, 2017
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.

Mission statement in hand, City Council to kick off budget talks

March 27, 2017
In a strategic letter issued to the City Council, Mayor John Engen outlined both the mission and vision for the city, one where “all people can live and celebrate meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives” through recreation, cultural and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Salish Kootenai woman was 1st female tribal veteran in Montana

March 26, 2017
Regina McIntyre Early, an Army nurse who served in four hospitals in France during World War I, was an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in northwestern Montana. McIntyre Early was likely the first female veteran of WWI who was an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe in Montana. She'll be honored at a new memorial in Billings.

Big Sister partnership marks 10th anniversary as graduation nears

March 25, 2017
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.

GOP pulls healthcare bill in setback to Trump

March 24, 2017
Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress

Missoula County hopeful for statewide fuel tax increase

March 24, 2017
Missoula County commissioners remain hopeful that a proposed increase to the state gas tax will pass the Legislature this session, helping soften funding cuts at the federal level.

Pioneering biologist, legislator Bob Ream dies at 80

March 23, 2017
Bob Ream, a pioneering wildlife biologist whose study of the first wolves that wandered across the Canadian border into northwest Montana laid the groundwork for the species’ recovery, died this week at age 80.

Montana State Prison has new warden

March 23, 2017
Michael Fletcher, whose most recent job was superintending a maximum-security juvenile detention facility in Nevada, will replace Warden Leroy Kirkegard at the Montana State Prison in April.

Soft Landing Missoula gains attention of LA Times, Starbucks

March 23, 2017
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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