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Young activists confront status quo in urging action on climate change

About 250 climate activists – about two-thirds of them middle school students and younger – raised their voices to the prevailing winds at the Families Strike for Our Future rally on the southeast corner of the Missoula Courthouse lawn on Friday afternoon. The post Young activists confront status quo in urging action on climate change appeared first on Missoula Current.

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September 20, 2019

VIDEO: Climate Strike ties Missoula to world movement, demands for change

A dozen student activists in Missoula joined the Global Climate Strike on Friday, leading an estimated 2,000 supporters in demanding sweeping changes to the status quo. itself a desperate push to set the planet on a new trajectory. The post VIDEO: Climate Strike ties Missoula to world movement, demands for change appeared first on Missoula Current.

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September 20, 2019

Climate activists blast NorthWestern Energy for reliance on fossil fuels

More than 100 activists brought Friday's Climate Strike to NorthWestern Energy’s Missoula office, urging the company to stop using coal, natural gas and methane to produce energy and convert to wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. The post Climate activists blast NorthWestern Energy for reliance on fossil fuels appeared first on Missoula Current.

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September 20, 2019

Global Climate Strike: Missoula students demand action by older generations

Missoula-area students refused to attend classes Friday in a strike to get the adult world to take the dangers of climate change more seriously.  The post Global Climate Strike: Missoula students demand action by older generations appeared first on Missoula Current.

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September 20, 2019

Missoula City Council Wards 5, 6: Candidates debate guns, taxes, growth

Challengers for the Missoula City Council's open seats in Wards 5 and 6 on Thursday addressed issues ranging from climate change and chronic homelessness to the possibility of a local limit option sales tax and background checks for guns. The post Missoula City Council Wards 5, 6: Candidates debate guns, taxes, growth appeared first on Missoula Current.

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September 20, 2019

What lies beneath: City to assist with renovation of “discovered” historic building

Calling it a hidden treasure, the Missoula Redevelopment Agency on Thursday agreed to free up funding to assist the restoration of a historic downtown facade, one hidden under steel siding for as long as anyone can remember. The post What lies beneath: City to assist with renovation of “discovered” historic building appeared first on Missoula Current.

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September 19, 2019

Voter’s Guide to the 2019 Missoula City Council election

Welcome to the Missoula Current's guide to the 2019 Missoula City Council elections. Six council seats are up for grabs, representing half of the council. New faces are certain, as three incumbent council members opted not to run for reelection. The post Voter’s Guide to the 2019 Missoula City Council election appeared first on Missoula Current.

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August 29, 2019

Orphaned grizzly cubs wander Mission Valley, unschooled in hibernation

Two young grizzly bears are wandering the Mission Valley this winter, never having hibernated because the sow grizzly that would have taught them that skill was killed by a poacher last fall. The post Orphaned grizzly cubs wander Mission Valley, unschooled in hibernation appeared first on Missoula Current.

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March 8, 2019

Montana House opens testimony on state budget; DPHHS protests elimination of 100 jobs

The House Appropriations Committee opened public testimony Thursday on House Bill 2, which is the bill that sets the budget for state agencies. Some of the most controversial changes come from the subcommittee on the Department of Public Health and Human Services, which cut more than 100 full-time equivalent positions from the agency. The post Montana House opens testimony on state budget; DPHHS protests elimination of 100 jobs appeared first on Missoula Current.

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March 7, 2019

Montana resorts (mostly) embrace sales taxes to finance infrastructure

While many Montanans cringe at the thought of a sales tax, residents of the state’s major resort communities not only support sales taxes but want to increase them from the currently allowed 3 percent. The post Montana resorts (mostly) embrace sales taxes to finance infrastructure appeared first on Missoula Current.

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March 7, 2019