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Jacqui Crisp of Columbia Falls lifts her squirmy daughter out of the stroller to carry her during a trip to the grocery store. Crisp moved to Montana to be near family who would support her through drug treatment and the final months of pregnancy.
Rikki Devlin for the Missoulian

Pregnant women using opioids in Montana aren’t receiving adequate care, according to a joint investigation by the Missoulian and the University of Montana Journalism School. As a result, more infants in Montana are being born dependent on narcotics. That means they can experience withdrawal symptoms - anywhere from fussiness and trouble feeding to seizures or death in extreme cases.

Lee Enterprises, which owns the Missoulian newspaper and several other papers in Montana, announced Thursday it’s purchased the Missoula Independent. The sale price was not disclosed.

The Independent, a weekly alternative paper, was founded in 1991 and is distributed at almost 500 locations in Missoula, Ravalli and Lake counties. Lee operates papers in 21 states and is estimated to reach almost 3 million readers in print alone.

The University of Montana.
Josh Burnham

Montana University officials are condemning accusations of unfair hiring practices at the University of Montana. The charge is leveled by a group of community members and UM faculty.

Q&A With Missoulian Editor Matthew Bunk

Dec 21, 2015
Matthew Bunk, Missoulian editor
courtesy

The new edition of the Montana Journalism Review is out, and it includes a look at recent restructuring at Lee Newspapers in Montana. One of the company's changes came in August when it brought in Matthew Bunk as editor of the Missoulian. Sally Mauk, MTPR news director emeritus interviews Bunk for the MJR.

(Update: Subsequent to this interview, Holly Michels relocated to Helena.)

Kurt Wilson- Missoulian

The Missoulian newspaper is welcoming a new publisher.

Mark Heintzelman says newspaper reporters face new challenges in gathering news and their readers want to access those stories in brand new ways. Heintzelman says it's his job to help both accomplish their goals.

He succeeds Jim McGowan who's now working as the Missoulian's Sales and Marketing director.

Heintzleman comes to the Garden City from Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he most recently worked as the publisher of The Sentinel newspaper.

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