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Widlfire smoke fills the sky in Seeley Lake August  7, 2017.
Eric Whitney

This summer, Missoula County had its worst wildfire smoke season on record. It’s unclear how exactly that impacted the health of county residents, both as the fires were burning and longer term, but researchers are starting to pull in some data.

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.

The University of Montana.
Josh Burnham

The University of Montana is taking a hard look at its priorities. University of Montana officials met Friday to take a hard look at the recommendations from a task force reviewing those budgeting and enrollment priorities.

The University of Montana’s funding is tied to enrollment, and declining enrollment has proven to be a significant financial challenge over the last several years. The school is now reevaluating its academic and administrative priorities.

Professor of Women’s Studies Elizabeth Hubble said several faculty members recieved an angry email from an athletic department employee after criticinzing the decision to hire Bobby Hauk as head football coach.
Matt Blois

Several University of Montana faculty members who sent a letter criticizing the rehiring of Bobby Hauck as head football coach received an angry email today from an athletic department employee who was not authorized to speak for the department.

University of Montana head football coach Bobby Hauck at a press conference at UM, Dec. 1, 2017.
Courtesy University of Montana

The University of Montana has its new head football coach. As widely speculated, UM went back to the future with its selection.

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