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The Real Younew

Sarah Aswell delves into the controversial world of DNA genetic testing to learn about her past, present and future--and perhaps gain a little insight into all of us.
Missoula Independent  |  Sarah Aswell  |  01-22-2016  |  Science

A Softer Landingnew

An Iraqi family dreamed of a new life in Missoula, but they landed here with a thud. As the world grapples with the worst refugee crisis in a generation, can a group of local moms convince the state to open its arms?
Missoula Independent  |  Derek Brouwer  |  10-29-2015  |  Immigration

When Public Land Isn't Publicnew

Public lands belong to everyone, but private landowners can still make them hard to access
Missoula Independent  |  Marshall Swearingen  |  04-02-2015  |  Features

Before Boyhoodnew

Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater shot part of his first feature film in Missoula, where he explored some of the techniques and themes that have since made him famous.
Missoula Independent  |  Ted McDermott  |  02-19-2015  |  Movies

A Mind of His Ownnew

Dr. Walt Peschel may have found the biggest medical breakthrough since penicillin, but chances are good his discovery will never see the light of day.
Missoula Independent  |  Erika Fredrickson  |  01-09-2015  |  Science

Why Rape Convictions Are So Elusivenew

What a group of jurors says to each other can tell you a lot about why we hear so much about rape, but so little about rape convictions.
Missoula Independent  |  Ben Fowlkes  |  11-25-2014  |  Crime & Justice

Montana Abortion Clinic May Not Reopen After Vandalismnew

Susan Cahill lost everything when her clinic was vandalized. Now western Montana risks losing one of its only abortion providers.
Missoula Independent  |  Jessica Mayrer  |  05-15-2014  |  The War on Women

Everybody Diesnew

Alternative interpretations of the castle doctrine, and other bedtime stories.
Missoula Independent  |  Erika Fredrickson  |  05-14-2014  |  Culture

Forgive you, Fathernew

Decades of abuse by the Catholic Church resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements and the bankruptcy of the Diocese of Helena, but it will take more than money to make things right for survivors.
Missoula Independent  |  Jimmy Tobias  |  03-28-2014  |  Features

To Serve and Deflectnew

Cops in Lake County, Montana mostly avoided punishment after being accused of abusing their power. The investigators who went after them weren't so lucky.
Missoula Independent  |  Matthew Frank  |  07-26-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Paper Tigernew

Green Investment Group tries to fend off the feds.
Missoula Independent  |  Matthew Frank  |  06-20-2013  |  Business & Labor

The Two David Burgertsnew

Authorities call the missing ex-militia leader armed and dangerous. Others tell a different story.
Missoula Independent  |  Jamie Rogers  |  06-20-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Practicing Patiencenew

No one ever said building a sacred Buddhist garden on an American Indian reservation would be easy.
Missoula Independent  |  Jamie Rogers  |  04-12-2013  |  Features

Cookie-cutter legislationnew

How a corporate bill mill plays into Montana politics–and why you should care.
Missoula Independent  |  Alex Sakariassen  |  03-14-2013  |  Policy Issues

Coal Train Comingnew

Plans to ship millions of tons of coal across Montana have fueled new debate over an old industry.
Missoula Independent  |  Daniel Person  |  03-13-2013  |  Energy

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