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Disclosure of utility executive salaries back before PSC, as part of Missoula water battle

HELENA — In its fight to take over the private water utility serving Missoula, the city is pushing for public disclosure of what the utility pays some of its top executives, saying it’s an excessive cost Missoula water users shouldn’t have to pay.

June 29, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

State sides with Missoula on water utility taxes

MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Revenue says Mountain Water Co. is still responsible for paying its taxes while the city of Missoula seeks to take over the water and supply distribution company.

May 03, 2014 3:48 pmLoading…
Missoula enacted nondiscrimination ordinance in 2010

Missoula enacted nondiscrimination ordinance in 2010

As Billings officials craft a proposed non-discrimination ordinance in the coming weeks, an existing ordinance they’ll turn to for ideas is Missoula's, which the city council passed in 2010.

April 06, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Lawmakers question Missoula megaload permits, fees

HELENA - A panel of Montana lawmakers on Tuesday questioned Missoula's requirement that companies pay $309 for a permit to move a megaload of oil-refinery equipment through the city, on top of the permit and fees already required by the state.

February 18, 2014 3:36 pmLoading…

Missoula seeks to buy or condemn water company

MISSOULA — The city of Missoula is offering a global hedge fund $50 million for the assets of Mountain Water Co., which serves city residents.

January 29, 2014 4:35 pmLoading…

Missoula, UM police undergo training on sexual assault response

Sexual-assault training for officers in the Missoula Police Department and University of Montana Office of Public Safety can’t change preconceived notions of sexual assault in society as a whole, but it will help authorities overcome prejudices while investigating a sexual assault.

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U.S. commerce secretary seeks input from Missoula businesses

U.S. commerce secretary seeks input from Missoula businesses

MISSOULA — Liquid Planet’s innovation is something the U.S. Department of Commerce would like to see from businesses nationwide, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said during a visit to the Missoula business Friday.

September 07, 2013 9:27 amLoading…

Missoula council wants police updates on sexual assault reforms

MISSOULA — The sheer volume of sexual assault reports to the Missoula Police Department – 350 over the course of four years – shocked City Councilman Dick Haines.

May 19, 2013 7:48 pmLoading…
DOJ, Missoula police settle over sexual assaults

DOJ, Missoula police settle over sexual assaults

MISSOULA — The Missoula Police Department has agreed to improve the way it responds to and investigates reports of sexual assault after a yearlong investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice found that some investigative practices made it more difficult to uncover the truth and discourag…

May 15, 2013 9:23 am Related Loading…
Missoula mayor, UM meet with developer of student housing

Missoula mayor, UM meet with developer of student housing

MISSOULA — The conversion of single-family homes to rentals and crowded apartments could give way to a new style of student housing in Missoula if talks between the city, the University of Montana and developers continue to move forward.

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Global warming activists rally in Missoula to raise awareness

Global warming activists rally in Missoula to raise awareness

MISSOULA — Just as 40,000-some people rallied on the National Mall in the Washington, D.C. to demand action against climate change, a multi-generational crowd in Missoula gathered at the Xs on Sunday with the same mission.

February 17, 2013 6:33 pm Photos

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Missoula man says wrongful arrest hurt relationships, business

Missoula man says wrongful arrest hurt relationships, business

MISSOULA — Things haven’t gone well for Jack Palmer since he got thrown in jail last August for crimes someone else committed.

February 10, 2013 4:00 pmLoading…

Missoula City Council to hold hearing on climate change action plan

MISSOULA — The city of Missoula wants to be carbon neutral by 2025, and it has a Conservation and Climate Action Plan to reach that goal.

January 27, 2013 9:54 pmLoading…
City of Missoula makes wrongful arrests on invalid warrants

City of Missoula makes wrongful arrests on invalid warrants

MISSOULA — The city of Missoula has wrongfully arrested and even jailed people on illegal warrants issued over the past 10 years, according to multiple sources.

January 26, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…
Citizens United opponents rally in Missoula to reinvigorate debate

Citizens United opponents rally in Missoula to reinvigorate debate

MISSOULA — A small crowd gathered in the shadows of the Russell Smith Federal Courthouse in Missoula on Monday to continue what supporters are calling a grassroots push to restore the nation’s democracy and eliminate corporate influence from politics.

January 21, 2013 6:32 pm Photos

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Missoula bans using cellphones while driving

MISSOULA - The Missoula City Council has passed a ban on the use of cellphones while driving or riding bicycles three years after first raising the issue.

November 06, 2012 11:41 amLoading…

Missoula last major Montana city without cellphone ban

MISSOULA — Missoula is so far behind, it might just be a step ahead.

October 07, 2012 2:10 pmLoading…

Missoula mayor apologizes for overreaction to police officer's email

MISSOULA -- Mayor John Engen said Monday that he overreacted when he asked a Missoula police officer to apologize to the University of Montana for criticizing – as a private citizen, on a personal email account – UM’s handling of sexual assault cases.

May 21, 2012 5:24 pmLoading…
You've got mail

You've got mail

Another chapter in the dramatic tale at the University of Montana is unfolding, thanks to emails that were unearthed by the Missoulian and the Wall Street Journal via the Freedom of Information Act. And the messages, sent among UM administrators and the athletic department, don’t seem to bod…

May 21, 2012 5:24 pmLoading…
Mark Muir

Mark Muir

Missoula Mayor John Engen, left, and Police Chief Mark Muir listen in May 2012 during an announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice of an investigation into how Missoula handles reports of sexual assaults.

May 20, 2012 7:28 amLoading…

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