Constitutional amendment to ban abortion in Montana comes up short
The Montana Senate on Wednesday voted 29-21 for House Bill 337, but that count gave the measure only 95 total votes in the Legislature – five short of the necessary two-thirds of the entire body to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot for voters to decide.
Legislature refuses to comply with Montana Supreme Court order on emails
State Supreme Court quashes GOP subpoena seeking internal judiciary emails
Montana House votes down portion of transgender sports bill despite funding
Missoula County elections defends voting process, call legislator's claims 'baseless'
State of Missoula: Despite pandemic, community on verge 'of renaissance'
Housing, equity and the economy played as common themes on Monday as city and county leaders considered the state of the community, saying it was strong yet offered room for growth.
Bodnar: UM undergoing academic renewal; set for $100M in infrastructure upgrades
Westside rezone ahead of apartment project wins Missoula City Council approval
New owners propose Fort Missoula hospital preservation, nearby retail, housing
Missoula to receive $1.3M from ARPA earmarked for affordable housing
State legislators question purpose of proposed land transfer bill
Due to federal land decisions in the 1800s, a lot of state school-trust land exists in isolated sections, which are more easily managed if they can be swapped for quality federal or private land adjacent other state sections.
PSC staff: Northwestern's Colstrip bill could cost ratepayers more
Missoula County ups offer on 27 acres eyed for gravel to $385K
Sustainable Missoula: Clark Fork has come far, but annual river cleanup still needed
Rehab or decommission? City of Missoula mulls future of 10 Rattlesnake wilderness dams
Voices: Poll shows Legislature out of touch with voters on tobacco issues
If legislators truly view themselves as representatives of Montana’s citizens, they will listen to what voters from across the political spectrum want, not to tobacco companies such as Altria, maker of Marlboro and co-owner of Juul, which has been lobbying inside the Capitol this session.
Kadas: Rushed tax bill will result in uncertain and regressive outcomes
Letters: 2021 Legislature shouldn't handicap future sessions with bad bill
Montana Viewpoint: Covid research and the division between science and opinion
Letters: Legislature shouldn't mess with Medicaid and health services
Arts & Events
Harmon's Histories: Montana's earliest newspapers were fiercely independent
In the first edition of Montana’s first newspaper, the Montana Post, in Virginia City, August 27, 1864, Editor John Buchanan made it clear: “Believing that political demagogues have well nigh ruined our country, we shall not make our paper the organ of any clique or faction."
Harmon's Histories: Marshall Grade a perilous route for 150 years
Harmon's Histories: Sheriff Frank Baney served Lincoln County with courage, compassion
Harmon's Histories: Missoula jeweler Herman Kohn's eventful life ... and iconic downtown clock
Harmon's Histories: Meet the desperadoes, burger champs and athletes of Saco, Montana
Flathead Tribal Defenders Office, Missoula County collaborating on jail diversion, reentry
As the justice system in Missoula develops new ideas around incarceration, the county detention center and tribal defenders on the Flathead Reservation hope to maintain an agreement intended to help Native American inmates land on their feet upon reentry into the community.