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Familias Doradas pulls Ninemile gold exploration project; stewards relieved

Familias Doradas pulls Ninemile gold exploration project; stewards relieved

Had the proposal gone through, the Familias Doradas Gold Exploration Project would have dug up to 20 test trenches in two mining claims, one about 2 miles up Kennedy Creek Road and the other the same distance up Little McCormick Road. Read More

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August 6, 2020

Pandemic bumps and backlash shape Montana’s pivitol race for US Senate

Pandemic bumps and backlash shape Montana’s pivitol race for US Senate

According to emails, released by the governor’s office under a public records request, many criticized the governor for not issuing a statewide mask mandate early enough and questioned his motives in other pandemic-related decisions. Read More

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August 6, 2020

Governor: Successful school year will hinge on COVID caution come fall

Governor: Successful school year will hinge on COVID caution come fall

Both K-12 public schools and the Montana University System plan to reopen in approximately three weeks. Their likelihood of conducting classroom education is dependent upon Montanans’ behavior during the next few weeks. Read More

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August 6, 2020

Bullock permits counties to conduct all-mail ballot; Missoula County pleased

Bullock permits counties to conduct all-mail ballot; Missoula County pleased

Under the governor's directive, counties may expand access to voting by mail and early voting. Counties that opt to vote by mail will still be required to allow in person voting. Read More

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August 6, 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

Voter’s Guide to the 2019 Missoula City Council election

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. Read More

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August 29, 2019

Orphaned grizzly cubs wander Mission Valley, unschooled in hibernation

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. Read More

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March 8, 2019

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

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. Read More

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March 7, 2019

Montana resorts (mostly) embrace sales taxes to finance infrastructure

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. Read More

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March 7, 2019