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Water Wars: 2,300 Miles Apart

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Cash-strapped municipal governments might see selling their water utilities as a quick answer, but they should critically evaluate the proposals received, understand the amount of control they are ceding to a private entity, and determine if their constituents can afford the switch.

DOJ Says College Town Is Making Improvements Handling Rape Cases

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 05.11.2015 | College

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Missoula Police Department has made all of the changes required after federal investigators found the city and University of...

Fuck Joy!

Francis Levy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Joy may be associated with so called Dionysiac type experiences in which wine and other substances produce the illusion of oneness with nature and others--an illusion that's quickly dispelled by the path of destruction generally left in the wake of such experiences.

Kids in Montana Unique: They're Learning the Truth

Pat LaMarche | Posted 12.26.2014 | Education
Pat LaMarche

Missoula County Montana isn't just teaching every kid in the school department the truth about native populations, their culture and their tragic history. It's keeping track of each and every tribe represented in the classroom.

First Nighter: Samuel D. Hunter's "The Few" is for the Many

David Finkle | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

In Samuel D. Hunter's outstanding play, The Whale, presented at Playwrights Horizons in the 2012-13 season, obese and suicidal Charlie ignores the ple...

Montana Lawmaker Vows To Repeal Self-Defense Law After German Teen's Death

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - A Montana legislator said on Thursday she would seek to repeal the state's so-called "castle doctrine" after attorneys for a man accused o...

Tyler Kingkade

Cop To Sexual Assault Victim: Some Girls Cheat And 'Blame It On Rape' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

The retiring police chief in Missoula, Mont., said he's leaving his department in good shape. But in the last years of Chief Mark Muir's 22-year ca...

PHOTOS: America's 10 Best River Towns

Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel

In order to rank the top river towns in America, the editors of Outside Magazine turned to locals, asking for them to vote for their towns and provide...

UPDATE: Did This Montana Gay Man Fake A Homophobic Hate Crime?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: The Missoula Independent cites local law enforcement officials who say the victim, now identified as Joseph Baken, may have fabricated the att...

Fathom: A Perfect Day In Glacier National Park

Fathom | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel

Both hikes wander through the sun-laced woods for a while before lifting up above the tree line.

Feds Probe How University Deals With Sexual Assault Reports

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

MISSOULA, Mont. -- The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into the way Missoula police, prosecutors and the University of Montana hav...

Maple Wars: America Home to Millions of Undocumented Canadians

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

MISSOULA, MONTANA - There is a hidden America. In this nation of plenty in which fly the banners of so many a proud heritage, a country rich in variet...

Lucas Kavner

Mini-Superheroes And Their Major Acts of Kindness | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact

In these ADD-riddled days of inattention and idleness, getting a group of 3-year-olds to focus their energy on a shared objective is about as easy as ...

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested At Easter Egg Hunt

AP | Posted 06.25.2011 | Home

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Authorities in Montana say a convicted sex offender was arrested at a Missoula-area Easter egg hunt after one of his victims recogn...

America's Next Great Progressive Leaders: NLC Announces its 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards Winners

Adam Borelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Borelli

NLC is quickly becoming the "American Idol" for the progressive movement. NLC has a real organizational talent for recognizing young leadership.

Missoula City Council Passes Historic Civil Rights Law

Melinda Gopher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melinda Gopher

The state of Montana lost substantial equivalency certification by the federal government with respect to federal fair housing protections over a decade ago; civil rights in the state have backslid since.

Bush Crony's Law To Turn Forests Into Housing Subdivisions

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES -- The Bush administration appears ready to push through a change in Forest Service agreements that would make it far easier for mountain ...