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Unexpected Storm Breaks Missoula Snow Removal Budget

All of this February snow is causing the city of Missoula to spend a lot more money than expected on deicing and snow removal. Missoula Street Superintendent Brian Hensel says he tacked on another 60,000 dollars of extra expenses just today (February 25).

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Over 300 Plum Creek Workers Face Cutbacks Because of Log Supply Issues

Many Plum Creek workers in western Montana were notified this week that they would be losing a fourth of their working hours. 

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Record Attendance at Big Sky Film Festival, Missoula Comedian Makes it Big

The eleventh annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is in full swing in Missoula. Festival director Nick Davis says his crew waded through over 1,000 film submissions before picking the final set.

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Ravalli Treasurer Valerie Stamey Says No Investigators or Auditors Have Contacted her to Get Her Side of the Story

The fight over whom to blame over late tax payments and other issues in Ravalli County government has intensified over the first week in February.

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Montana Gas Still Cheapest in Nation, Only State Below Three Dollars Per Gallon

Montana's gas prices dropped a bit over the last week in January and the state is still boasts the lowest statewide gas price in the U.S.

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Montana Farmer’s Union Happy About Farm Bill Status

The U.S. House of Representatives passed it's version of the Farm Bill yesterday, January 29, on a vote of 251 to 166. Pundits on the right and left have decried the bill, either for spending too much in subsidies, or for directing too much money from the poor to the rich, but Montana farmer representatives seem to be happy with the final product.

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Montana Unemployment Rate Stuck at 5.2 Percent for Third Straight Month

Montana finished out 2013 with an unemployment rate stuck at 5.2 percent in December.

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Obama Vows to Act ‘Wherever and Whenever’ He Can

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to act to restore economic opportunity but warning he'll act on his own wherever he can.

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Montana Gas Prices are Lowest in Nation, Billings is Cheapest City for Gas

The average price of gas in Montana jumped up a cent and a half over the third full week of January, putting the pump price over three dollars a gallon for the first time in a month.

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How Montana’s Delegation Compares to the U.S. Legislature’s “Millionaires’ Club”

A January 2, 2014 study by the Center for Responsive Politics found that "for the first time in history, most members of Congress are millionaires." But how did Montana congressional representatives Steve Daines, Jon Tester, and Max Baucus fit into that picture?

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