Sherry Devlin

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An energized Juneau prepares for big job in Seattle


Her life’s work has been equity in education, and it’s that commitment that compelled Denise Juneau to make the difficult decision to leave Montana for the opportunity to lead Seattle’s public schools. That move now imminent, Juneau said she’s focused on the goal of leading the Seattle Public Schools District as it brings to reality a broad community resolve to correct the wide achievement gap between its white and minority students. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Online fundraiser pays off taxes on mobile homes


Thirty-one Missoula families can thank the generosity of neighbors they’ll likely never meet for saving their homes from the auction block. A two-day online fundraiser collected $9,730 to pay delinquent taxes on mobile homes scheduled for auction Wednesday morning – not enough to save every home, but enough to keep 31 families in place. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Diocese accused of ‘asset protection scheme’ in lawsuit


Creditors have filed suit against the Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, alleging the church transferred more than $16 million in assets and cash to a nonprofit corporation shortly before declaring bankruptcy “to avoid being held accountable” by victims of clergy sex abuse. (more…) Continue Reading →

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State’s 2 largest public employee unions OK merger


In a move intended to strengthen organized labor and the middle class, Montana’s two largest public employee unions merged Saturday to form the 24,000-member-plus Montana Federation of Public Employees. The new entity is now the state’s largest union. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One-time Anaconda resident fights to secure EPA funding


A national coalition of environmental, union, recreation and business groups — including Montanans — called on Congress Wednesday to reject the Trump administration’s proposed 31 percent cut to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as it works to approve the federal budget. Congress has a Friday deadline to pass a funding plan to stave off a government shutdown this weekend. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tester: Use Capitol Christmas tree to help rebuild chalet


The Yaak-grown Englemann spruce that did duty as the Capitol Christmas tree in December could be headed back to Montana for use in the rebuilding of Sperry Chalet. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Monday asked the Architect of the Capitol – whose domain includes the Capitol’s West Lawn and its Christmas tree – for permission to bring the 79-foot-tall tree back to Montana. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Wildfire claims historic chalet in Glacier Park


Glacier National Park’s historic and much-loved Sperry Chalet was destroyed late Thursday when high winds pushed the Sprague fire to the east and it overtook the building, despite firefighters’ best efforts. The main building was lost at about 6 p.m., according to Glacier Park officials, who made the announcement via Facebook. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Bob Ream, pioneering biologist, lawmaker, dies at 80


Bob Ream, a pioneering wildlife biologist whose study of the first wolves that wandered across the Canadian border into northwest Montana laid the groundwork for the species’ recovery, died this week at age 80. Nearly 40 years ago, Ream led a team of biologists who monitored first one wolf and then others that naturally recolonized the mountains and meadows in and around Glacier National Park. (more…) Continue Reading →

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