2021 Legislature midpoint: GOP advancing economic, social agenda
Tax cuts, a Covid-19 liability shield for businesses, an assault on red tape and more places where you can carry firearms – these are the accomplishments and goals that Republicans tout, after the first 45 days of Montana’s 2021 Legislature, with total GOP control.
Biden: US will have enough vaccine for all adults by end of May
Gianforte announces vaccine expansion in Montana
States chip away at abortion rights with Supreme Court in mind
Montana GOP passes bills limiting authority of local health officials, governor
West Broadway development receives annexation into city
The Missoula City Council this week approved the annexation of a 5-acre parcel near West Broadway and Flynn Lane, ahead of broader plans for residential and commercial development on the property.
Missoula Muni Court judge announces retirement after 10 years
At halfway point, Montana House kills 'right to work' legislation
Missoula County opposes "right to work" measure in Legislature
Missoula City Council approves Mullan impact fees ahead of planned growth
Employees speak out on Trump's detrimental reorganization of BLM
Bureau of Land Management employees say that after four years of abuse, the agency needs to be rebuilt before it can carry out its mission of sustainable multiple-use. The resource management plans for the Missoula and Lewistown BLM offices also need major changes.
Parks committee approves funding for Clark Fork stabilization, access
February snow rescues western Montana’s snowpack, for now
Missoula County inks contract for energy audit in pursuit of carbon neutrality
New White House eyes reversal of Trump's gutting of spotted owl protections
Opinion: Proposed bill contrary to UM's pursuit of inclusivity
Maggie Bornstein writes, "House Bill 349 is in glaring opposition to our organization’s aim and core values, which includes advocacy for the rights and experiences of students, guided by principles of inclusivity."
Thoughts from Eureka: No penalty for Trump's treason sets precedence
Letters: Montana House Bill 176 is voter suppression
Montana Viewpoint: Defend our right to vote with same muster as right to bear arms
Opinion: Conservation victory in pulling destructive Henry's Fork logging project
Arts & Events
Harmon's Histories: Did the sheriff shoot himself, or did his wife try to cover up a murder?
This week’s episode was to have been the conclusion of our series on Marie (Mary) Angelia Thibeau McWhirk Buker Drouillard. But wouldn’t you know it – we’ve uncovered a few more unexpected details relating to this woman whose marriages to three prominent Missoula men in the 1870s all ended badly.
Harmon's Histories: Missoula's 11th sheriff was murdered in the jail by his wife
Harmon's Histories: Missoula's first doctor married, divorced, died mysteriously
Harmon's Histories: Who shot the sheriff? Solving Missoula's great murder mystery of 1878
Harmon's Histories: A page from early Missoula ... Honest Abe's tutor, winter's provisions, a drunk's poem
Nuclear energy on the radar in Montana Legislature
With uncertainty surrounding the future of the state’s coal-fired power plants and the Biden administration’s aggressive targets for reducing fossil-fuel emissions to combat climate change, Montana’s energy landscape is in flux.