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Missoula Mayor John Engen Took a Pay Raise After Saying He Wouldn’t

Update: The mayor and his staff are contesting the numbers provided by the Missoula Finance Department. If these numbers are incorrect, they will significantly change this story. We have been told by the mayor's staff that correct data will be sent to us on Monday, September 22. The pay raise for FY 2015 has not been contested, only the amount of pay when Mayor Engen began his career. Due to possible incorrect data, percentage calculations throughout the original story may be incorrect.

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PSC Commissioner Responds to Missoula City Council Meeting Accusations

The Missoula City Council meeting on Sept. 17 about the eminent domain lawsuit against Mountain Water Company was focused  mainly on accusations against the Public Service Commission.

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Missoula BASE Jumper Beau Weiher Found Dead in Glacier National Park

The body of a 22-year old Missoula man has been found in Glacier National Park. According to park officials, Beau Weiher's body was recovered Sunday afternoon from the site of what appeared to be a failed BASE jump attempt.

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Aurora Borealis Visible in Missoula Tonight After Rare Solar Flares

Most Missoulians have never had the chance to see the aurora borealis, or "northern lights," from their home city, but a series of oddly powerful solar flares will change that this weekend.

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Smoke in Bitterroot Occasionally “Unhealthy,” But No Where Near as Bad as 2013

Smoke from fires in Idaho has been drifting into the Bitterroot Valley and reducing air quality. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Kitzmiller confirmed the trend yesterday morning, September 9.

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Forest Service to Move Out of Downtown Missoula, No Plans to Fill Vacant Building

The Region 1 offices for the U.S. Forest Service will be moving in the near future out of downtown Missoula.

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The Talk Back Weekly Line-up, September 1 – 8

I hope you enjoyed Labor Day your vacation, we certainly did. Holland Falls never gets old, but it's a lot more fun with a four-year-old. Speaking of things that never get old, we've got a classic set prepared for you on Talk Back this week.

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What is Montana’s Beer Ranking?

Recently, a few brave souls took on the challenge of finding the best microbrews in each state. I know this sounds like a torturous and tedious task, but these men care so much for others that I’m sure they felt it was their duty to take on this task. A public service really.

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Missing UM Student Found Dead in Fatal Car Accident

Lucius Robbi, a University of Montana student missing for over a week, was found deceased Thursday evening.

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Montana Legislative Group says CSKT Water Rights Compact Modeling is “Reasonable”

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A legislative working group says the scientific modeling used in the state's water-rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is "reasonable."

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