Montana News

Missoula shooting
12:49 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Strip Club Shooting Update

Credit Edward O'Brien

The Missoula County Sheriff’s/Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in yesterday's FoxClub Cabaret shooting as 23-year-old Christopher Michael Hymel, of Louisiana.

A sheriff's department press release says: "The cause of death was due to a single gunshot wound to the chest by manner of homicide."

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Denise Juneau
3:18 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

"The Political Attack (On Common Core) Is Really An Attack On Public Education"

Denise Juneau

It's September 1st and that means another school year's underway.

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Denise Juneau, has kicked off a series of back to school visits which she'll continue over the course of the next several weeks.
Juneau says she enjoys meeting with faculty and administrators  - and especially students - to figure out what's working in our schools and what could use some improvement.

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Missoula shooting
12:04 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Missoula Strip Club Shooting Leaves One Dead

Edward O'Brien

An early morning dispute in the parking lot of a Missoula strip club has left one man dead. Police officers responded to a report of a shooting incident at the FoxClub Cabaret at 2006 Ernest Avenue at about 1:15 this morning. Sergeant Travis Welsh says they found a 23-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Another 27-year-old man identified himself as the shooter and immediately surrendered himself and his weapon to officers.  Welsh says the man continues to cooperate with police and other witnesses are being interviewed.

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Montana Politics
4:50 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Candidate Debates: Here's What We Know

Will the Montana House and Senate candidates debate?

Will the Montana House and Senate candidates debate? Here's what we know.

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Montana News
3:00 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Campaign Building, Debates And The Industrial Workers of the World

Amanda Curtis on the UM campus.
Credit Josh Burnham

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis was in Missoula yesterday presenting a six-point-plan that she says would help Montanans struggling with student debt.

After her prepared remarks, Curtis spoke with Edward O'Brien about a few topics including conservative criticism of her family's association with an organization some say has radical leanings.
First though, Curtis offers her assessment of the campaign-building effort:

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Bill Raoul Obit
11:15 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Memorial Service Details For Bill Raoul

Bill with his two best buddies, Oscar and Edmund.
Credit Marilyn Bruya

Earlier this week we told you about the passing - the death (he HATED euphemisms) - of University of Montana Professor of Drama Emeritus, Bill Raoul.*

Thanks to our friends at the UM School of Theatre & Dance we can now pass along details of his memorial service:

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Missing person
7:56 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Missing University of Montana Student Killed In A Car Accident

Lucius Robbi
Credit Tanya Chapple

The Associated Press reports a California man who went missing while traveling from his summer job in Idaho to the University of Montana died in a car crash northeast of Boise.

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Student Loan Plan
3:19 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Amanda Curtis Presents Student Loan Plan

Amanda Curtis
Josh Burnham

Democratic U.S Senate candidate Amanda Curtis presented a six-point plan today that she says would help Montanans who are struggling with student debt.

The high school math teacher from Butte visited the University of Montana's mountain campus in Missoula to outline the plan she says would serve as an investment in students.

Curtis told the crowd of about 30 people that rising student loan debt has become an economic crisis that's deterring young people from furthering their education and saddling graduates with insurmountable debt.

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Bill Raoul Obit
1:49 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Bill Raoul: Artist, Teacher, Mentor, Dirty Joke-Teller Extraordinaire

Billy Raoul
Credit Montana Repertory Theatre

University of Montana Professor of Drama Emeritus, Bill Raoul, was not only a loved instructor, but a respected professional set designer who published several textbooks on the topic.

Bill's knowledge and love of opera and classical music was second to none. In fact, he researched, wrote and anchored several classical music programs for Montana Public Radio.

And that sense of humor! Bill was a wickedly funny man; but woe to those on the receiving end of his ribbing. No one - no topic - was too sacred to be spared from his quick (and at at times, ferocious) wit.

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Fall weather
3:28 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

A Turn In The Weather?

Could we see this sooner than later?

Gorgeous weather, right?!

Enjoy it now, because today's  National Weather Service weather discussion for western Montana includes this interesting nugget:

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