Black Studies at 50: A Solidarity Summit and Speaker Shaun King Cap a Weeklong Celebration

Fifty years ago, the number of black students at the University of Montana could be counted on two hands. The environment was foreign to them, as were the textbooks, which included little about black history. “It was like we didn’t even exist,” one of the first African-American women to graduate from UM, Thamani Akbar, recalled … Read more

Why Are All the Craigslist Personals Gone? And What Now?


March 22 marked the end of the Craigslist personals era for Missoula and every other city in the country. That’s the day that users clicking on any personals subsections — including “strictly platonic” — were presented with this statement: “US Congress just passed HR 1865, ‘FOSTA’, seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability … Read more

Limebike Wants a Share of Missoula’s Community-Bike Market. They’re Not the First.


Representatives of LimeBike, one of the largest dockless bike-share companies in the nation, were in Missoula last month to pitch their service. San Mateo, California-based LimeBike operates in more than 30 U.S. markets. Like most bike-share operations, LimeBike’s green-and-yellow bicycles are accessible for a small cost. Unlike many bike-share operations that place bike stations at … Read more