Jordan Johnson http://mtpr.org en The Missoula county attorney’s race may be the hottest race in town http://mtpr.org/post/missoula-county-attorney-s-race-may-be-hottest-race-town <p>The democratic primary race for Missoula county attorney is more high profile than usual this election - first, since there is no Republican candidate, the winner of the primary will be the next county attorney. Secondly, the current county attorney Fred Van Valkenburg has made headlines because of his legal fight with the federal Justice department over his office's past handling of sexual assault cases. Wed, 14 May 2014 19:49:50 +0000 Sally Mauk 19043 at http://mtpr.org The Missoula county attorney’s race may be the hottest race in town News staff looks back on a busy year http://mtpr.org/post/news-staff-looks-back-busy-year <p>2013 began with a new governor and a new legislature - and wound down with a government shutdown. In-between there were headline-grabbing trials and home-destroying fires.</p><p>The MTPR news staff - Sally Mauk, Edward O'Brien, Dan Boyce and Katrin Frye - covered the issues and breaking news. In this feature, they take a look back at a year of drama and heartache, and political surprises.</p><p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:22:44 +0000 Sally Mauk 13079 at http://mtpr.org News staff looks back on a busy year