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Biden to bar new oil and gas leases on federal lands, citing climate change

Biden to bar new oil and gas leases on federal lands, citing climate change

Existing permits would be allowed to continue under the administration’s directive, according to a Washington Post report this morning that quoted three officials with intimate knowledge of the order Biden will likely issue in the next 24 hours. Read More

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January 26, 2021

Phase 1 of 152-lot Missoula subdivision wins unanimous City Council approval

Phase 1 of 152-lot Missoula subdivision wins unanimous City Council approval

The first phase of a new subdivision on Missoula's growing west side received unanimous approval from the City Council on Monday, giving the developers the green light to begin construction. Read More

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January 26, 2021

Missoula Health secures Lucky’s Market as mass vaccination clinic; still waiting for vaccines

Missoula Health secures Lucky’s Market as mass vaccination clinic; still waiting for vaccines

While the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines remains slow, Missoula County on Tuesday approved a contract to lease the old Lucky's Market at Southgate Mall to host a mass vaccination clinic in the near future. Read More

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January 26, 2021

House Bill 6 would provide funding for McKinley Dam removal above Missoula

House Bill 6 would provide funding for McKinley Dam removal above Missoula

In the 1920s, Missoula’s water utility commissioned several dams along Rattlesnake Creek to provide drinking water during dry summers. The city later changed where it got its drinking water because of contamination concerns, but the dams remained. Removal of one of those dams -- the McKinley Lake Dam -- is one of several projects included in House Bill 6. Read More

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January 26, 2021

Montana House rejects transgender bill, advances abortion bills

Montana House rejects transgender bill, advances abortion bills

In a reversal from a day earlier, the Montana House Tuesday voted down a bill that would prohibit transgender youth from getting medical treatment or surgery related to a sex-change. Read More

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January 26, 2021

Guns on campus bill advances to full vote of Montana Senate

Guns on campus bill advances to full vote of Montana Senate

A bill that would expand where and how people could carry firearms has cleared another state legislative committee, after an extensive discussion about proposed amendments. The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed House Bill 102 on a 7-4 vote Tuesday. Read More

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January 26, 2021

Research: Allowing guns on Montana campuses won’t increase safety

Research: Allowing guns on Montana campuses won’t increase safety

Should HB102 become law in Montana, it will play out on state college campuses and likely in courtrooms. Data on firearms and campuses is limited, but the numbers don’t tell a story of greater safety. Read More

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January 26, 2021

Sustainable Missoula: Local climate action continues with new Carbon Offset Program

Sustainable Missoula: Local climate action continues with new Carbon Offset Program

Cornerstone Apartments provides a blueprint on how collaboration and persistence can help Missoula address both climate change and the immediate challenges of housing those most in need. Read More

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November 13, 2020

Voices: Montana PSC needs Tranel for a renewable, affordable energy future

Voices: Montana PSC needs Tranel for a renewable, affordable energy future

The current Commission has repeatedly stalled efforts to transition to renewable energy with biased and unsound regulations and continually engaged in childish behaviors, such as spying on one another’s emails. Read More

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March 5, 2020

Lindeen to step down as MT Democratic Party executive director

Lindeen to step down as MT Democratic Party executive director

State Democratic Party Chair Robyn Driscoll said Monica Lindeen would stay on as executive director as the party searches for her replacement, but the end of the year. Read More

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October 22, 2019