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Poverello anticipates increase in homelessness after eviction ban ends; prepares for winter

Poverello anticipates increase in homelessness after eviction ban ends; prepares for winter

The Poverello Center on Tuesday said it anticipates an increase in the number of homeless and unsheltered individuals in Missoula after Congress let an eviction moratorium expire over the weekend. Read More

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August 3, 2021

Montana Code School relaunches, open to rural, remote learners

Montana Code School relaunches, open to rural, remote learners

Paul Gladen, co-founder of the Montana Code School, said COVID-19 has taught people that going online isn’t always perfect, but it can be highly effective. In this case, it allows the code school to support its mission of workforce development for the state of Montana Read More

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August 3, 2021

Mayoral race: Engen looks to advance housing efforts, infrastructure, services

Mayoral race: Engen looks to advance housing efforts, infrastructure, services

Saying his work isn't yet done, Mayor John Engen wants to lead the city through pandemic recovery, create more affordable housing, continue efforts around equity, and ensure basic city services are where they need to be, including the modernization of the water system. Read More

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August 3, 2021

Montana selected among Western states for pre-K Upstart program

Montana selected among Western states for pre-K Upstart program

For the second year in a row, Montana will be one of 12 states included in a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement Waterford Upstart, an online early education program to support rural students before they enter kindergarten. Read More

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August 3, 2021

Warm temperatures in Bitterroot, Clark Fork rivers prompt fishing restrictions

Warm temperatures in Bitterroot, Clark Fork rivers prompt fishing restrictions

On Monday, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks put “hoot-owl” restrictions on fishing in all sections of the mainstem Bitterroot and Clark Fork rivers. That means that no fishing is allowed between 2 p.m. and midnight when waters are at their warmest. Read More

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August 3, 2021

Montana regulators propose new rules on marijuana advertising

Montana regulators propose new rules on marijuana advertising

The Montana Department of Revenue, which is now overseeing both the adult-use and medical marijuana programs in the state, announced the rule proposals last month. They will be taking public comments on them for the next several weeks. Read More

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August 3, 2021

Montana state senator pleads guilty to obstructing a peace officer

Montana state senator pleads guilty to obstructing a peace officer

A top GOP state senator pleaded guilty Monday to obstructing a peace officer, stemming from a May 23 highway traffic stop, where he argued that he was exempt from being retained because of his status as a legislator. Read More

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August 3, 2021

Monica Tranel: Reflections of an Olympian

Monica Tranel: Reflections of an Olympian

Monica Tranel writes, "Watching these athletes perform under the immense challenges of 2021 reminds me of the words of Teddy Roosevelt in 1910: It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena .... " Read More

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August 3, 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