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The high-pitched hiss of a microphone split the air in front of the Missoula County Courthouse Friday evening. Jay Mattson spoke to a kneeling crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, telling the story of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old who was lynched in Jim Crow-era Mississippi in 1955.   Read more

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Protesters advocating for fairness in the workplace stood outside City Brew Coffee downtown drawing honks and hollers Friday, May 1. One man called from the window of his car at the intersection of Orange Street and Broadway to ask what the group was protesting. “We’re looking for safety in … Read more

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The University of Montana has urged all students to stay off campus. Health officials stress hygiene above all else because there’s no vaccine. White gauze masks hang across the mouths of stud… Read more

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Madelyn Allovio removed her left hand from the yoke and yelled through a small window, “All clear!” She rested her elbow near the ash trays that came stock in all the Cessna 172s.  Read more


Missoula’s International Wildlife Film Fest might be coming to a close, but there’s still time to catch some virtual screenings on the festival’s 43rd year. Here are some of our recs. Read more


UM Housing has halved its vacate notice. Unemployment has skyrocketed. Class has been canceled. Thankfully, our noble Governor has suspended evictions, in a surprising turn after closing our places of employment and thus suspending our incomes for the well-being of our communities. Which was…


A few days ago at 10 p.m., I sat on the phone with my partner, curled up in a blanket, petting my childhood cat and telling her about my plans for putting together the last Kaimin of the semester. We have this conversation every Sunday, usually in person, but this time it was different. This…


I’m 23 and back at my parents’ house. Which isn’t so bad. I alternate between old woman activities and preteen ones – from knitting (potholders, mostly, thanks for asking), to scrapbooking, to TikTok dances and PlayStation. Anything to distract myself from family drama, my canceled graduatio…