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MISSOULA — John Ginnity took a conciliatory tone while sitting before 120 veterans at a town hall meeting last week. The top administrator for the VA Montana Health Care System offered his pleas and apologies, and vowed to build a more proactive agency as it begins writing its next chapter.
MISSOULA — Building activity on North Reserve Street in Missoula continues at an even pace, with a new hotel under construction, along with a mattress store and a Chipotle Mexican Grill.
MISSOULA — Two state representatives are asking U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to help patch a loophole in federal law that puts Montana veterans needing a medical exam to renew their commercial driver’s license at a disadvantage.
MISSOULA — The terrorist attack that left 12 dead in Paris early Wednesday hit close to home at the University of Montana, where professors with international ties expressed outrage and sadness, and said Western nations must not bow down to violence.
MISSOULA — Rodney Webber’s fate was sealed the day he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and took a ship to the United Kingdom to serve on a British bomber in World War II.
MISSOULA — Montana Republicans will hit the ground running next week when the 2015 Legislature convenes in Helena, and while they agree with the state’s Democratic governor on several points, the similarities quickly diverge.
MISSOULA — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — the principal mastermind behind the 2001 terrorist attacks — told his CIA interrogators in 2003 that he’d sent a militant to Montana seeking African-American Muslim converts to blow up gas stations, according a U.S. Senate report released this week.
MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Wednesday called on ESPN to expand its coverage of Football Championship Series playoff games, in particular those that include the University of Montana and Montana State University.
MISSOULA — During its meeting last week in Missoula, the state Board of Regents praised the biennial budget presented by Gov. Steve Bullock, but cautioned that while it freezes tuition for another two years, it doesn’t freeze the rising costs of higher education.
MISSOULA — Saying that several substantial gifts are pending, the Commissioner of Higher Education on Friday urged the state Board of Regents to consider creating a foundation on behalf of the Montana University System.
MISSOULA -- He’s climbed these steps many times over the past 28 years, a stretch dating back to 1986 when Washington-Grizzly Stadium opened on the University of Montana campus.
Leaders of the Montana University System and the state Board of Regents said that while while Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget proposes a freeze on tuition, it does not freeze rising expenditures.
Calling his biennial budget both ambitious and affordable, Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday outlined his proposal to freeze college tuition and to invest more in the research and development taking place at Montana’s universities.
MISSOULA — Three University of Montana employees are asking the state Board of Regents for approval to take a product developed at the school into the private sector, creating a potential new startup focused on children's education.
Five months ago, state Attorney General Tim Fox brokered an agreement between the Missoula County Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, ending a jurisdictional feud over an investigation into 80 reported rapes and how they were handled by prosecutors.
You know you’re brewing a good beer when it lands on the list of Missoula icons and appears on T-shirts and hats, or posters saying it’s “Like chocolate, for beer lovers.”
The nation’s third accredited journalism school celebrates its centennial this week, having shaped the lives of thousands of journalists and invigorated hundreds of newspapers and broadcast booths nationwide.
Not since “Sam” the snowman sang “Silver and Gold” in the 1964 Christmas classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” have the colors been so confused.
MISSOULA — A dark chapter in the University of Montana’s history was recounted on national television this week when a former student spoke of her alleged 2010 rape by football players, and the failure of school officials and local authorities to keep her safe in the aftermath.
MISSOULA — The woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by four University of Montana football players in 2010 criticized the Missoula Police Department and the Missoula County Attorney’s Office for their handling of the case on a "60 Minutes Sports" interview that aired Tuesday night.
POLSON — The Lake County man charged with negligent homicide in the shooting death of a boy last week was "buzzed" on Seagram’s whiskey when he shot the child in the back with a Taurus 380 pistol during a game of “gun tag,” prosecutors said.
MISSOULA — Students attending any one of Montana’s public colleges or universities this fall are finding more than philosophy homework and essays on their to-do list.
Students cross the Oval at the University of Montana recently. Students within the Montana University System are required to take a number of tutorials this semester, including those on alcohol and sexual assault.
The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education filed a motion this week with the Montana Supreme Court, appealing a lower court decision ordering the state to release records to author Jon Krakauer that detail the 2012 disciplinary hearing of a University of Montana student.
MISSOULA — The University of Montana said Monday that one occupant injured in an apartment blast on Sunday evening was a university student, and the investigation has been turned over to the Missoula Police Department.
MISSOULA — Voters this November will decide if a push aimed at ending Election Day voter registration will become law, a move supporters believe would streamline the process and shorten lines at polling places.
MISSOULA — On a spring day 46 years ago, Don Rakow and his platoon of U.S. Marines secured a bridge to allow for safe passage of a military convoy heading back to Khe Sanh.
MISSOULA — The Montana University System has received a temporary stay in releasing records to author Jon Krakauer pertaining to the 2012 disciplinary hearing of University of Montana Grizzlies quarterback Jordan Johnson.
MISSOULA — The president of the University of Montana has charged the school’s faculty with identifying ways to strengthen academic programs and better promote the importance of a liberal arts education to students and their parents.
MISSOULA — He was a torpedo man in World War II, a University of Montana graduate, a U.S. Forest Service ranger and a regional forester — Raymond Karr had nearly done it all.
MISSOULA — Tuition to Montana’s four-year colleges has doubled over the past 14 years, leaving a growing number of students strapped with a mountain of debt as they enter the workforce, a group of advocates said Tuesday.
Missoula health officers are working to deal with tens of thousands of pounds of rotting chickens inside a stolen semi that was abandoned at the Missoula Wye.
WYE — A big white trailer parked at a truck stop isn’t likely to turn heads, unless it’s been sitting there for days, dripping the juices of rotting chickens onto the ground.
MISSOULA — The Missoula Police Department on Tuesday concluded its investigation into the fatal Labor Day shooting at the Fox Club Cabaret and passed its report on to the Missoula County Attorney’s Office for review.
Missoula police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred outside the Fox Club Cabaret over a month ago.
MISSOULA — The third-floor hallway in the University of Montana’s School of Journalism reads like a museum, a who’s who of Montana reporters, its defenders of the First Amendment and the public’s right to know.
University of Montana alumni need to go way back to 1895 to trace the beginnings of the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Library. They also need to step off campus and enter Willard School on Sixth Street, where the university’s library found its start.
MISSOULA — Advocates for renewable energy gathered outside Main Hall at the University of Montana on Tuesday to call on school administrators to wipe the university’s endowment portfolio clean of fossil fuels.
MISSOULA — It’s the centerpiece of campus, commanding the Oval at the University of Montana. It appears in historic black-and-white photographs, and on today’s postcards of Missoula.
A river runs through it, but so does the railroad – and both have long presented challenges for the local citizenry.
The little engine that could did. And so did Missoula’s big engine at Market Plaza Park.
It’s a splash and a living memorial. It punctuates Missoula’s banner as a river town, though it wasn’t always here, and that’s what makes it an icon.
Earplugs aren’t a bad idea in our house.
MISSOULA — If Glacier National Park is the Crown of the Continent, then Lolo Peak is the jewel gleaming over the Missoula Valley.
MISSOULA — The man arrived from Louisiana full of life and energy, but he died in a dark Montana parking lot just after midnight on a Monday morning. Shot in the chest, nothing could save him.
MISSOULA — The superintendent of Missoula County Public Schools reassigned the top two administrators at Sentinel High School on Thursday, six days after suspending them for undisclosed reasons.
MISSOULA — The Missoula Mercantile appears on vintage postcards and black-and-white photographs recalling the city’s early days. More recent residents remember the Bon Marche and Macy’s.
MISSOULA — Missoula County Public Schools officials declined Tuesday to say why they suspended two top administrators at Sentinel High School last week, or whether the suspension would be extended beyond the initial five days.
MISSOULA — The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim in the shooting outside a Missoula strip club early Monday morning as Christopher Hymel, a 23-year-old man from Louisiana.
Missoula police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred outside the Fox Club Cabaret early Monday morning.
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