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Marijuana is back on the ballot for the third time in the last five election cycles. But this year, Montanans will decide for the first time whether to follow states like Colorado and Washington in legalizing use for all adults. Read more

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So, here’s the question: How much power should local governments have to regulate firearms or prevent their possession by felons, minors, undocumented immigrants or people judged mentally incompetent? Read more

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Ben Porietis knew his neighbors weren’t home. Eyeing the pumpkin sitting innocently on the porch across the street, his friend Rob Hutchinson made an absurd, alcohol-induced suggestion, and a … Read more

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This election cycle is like nothing voters have dealt with in the past, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time in Montana’s election history, 46 of the 56 counties will vote ex… Read more

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On a cool September evening in South Missoula, roller skaters, skateboarders and bicyclists filled an impromptu “rink,” bordered by caution tape and loudspeakers, in the parking lot of what us… Read more

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Here’s your friendly reminder that if you are voting absentee or by mail this election, you need to mail that bad boy out a week before Election Day. That’s next Tuesday, Oct. 27, for anyone keeping track. And if you are voting in Missoula, you can also vote in person at the election office,…