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Monday, September 15, 2014

DUI Guilty Plea/ Wealth Gap/ African American Art/ Obama & ISIL



Missoulian: Montana Supreme Court: Missoula man can withdraw guilty plea for DUI
State v. Zunick
“In February 2012, Robert Zunick was charged with felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor aggravated driving under the influence. In June 2012, he entered into a plea agreement with the State, pleading guilty to both counts. The Fourth Judicial District Court entered Judgment on September 17, 2012. The court declined to adopt the sentence recommendation contained in the plea agreement. On September 17, 2013, Zunick moved to withdraw his guilty plea. The District Court denied the motion. Zunick appeals. We vacate Zunick’s sentence and remand in accordance with this Opinion.”

Missoulian: US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012 (P60-245)
Report » [PDF - 3.0M]

Missoulian: Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian
Bill and Camille Cosby Loan Private Collection to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art
“One of the world’s preeminent private collections of African American art will have its first public viewing later this year at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue” brings together artworks from two world-class collections: the National Museum of African Art and the William H. and Camille O. Cosby Collection. The exhibition, which opens at the museum Nov. 9 and remains on view through early 2016, is a major part of the museum’s 50th anniversary, celebrating its unique history and contributions toward furthering meaningful dialogue between Africa and the African diaspora.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014

No Federal Land Take Over/ Freeze Coming/ Flight 93/ FDA and Smartwatch




Missoulian: National Weather Service warns of 'hard freeze' in western Montana
HARD FREEZE ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN MONTANA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IDAHO TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
“TEMPERATURES: 20 TO 25 DEGREES FOR HIGH VALLEYS NEAR THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...25 TO 30 DEGREES FOR OTHER VALLEYS IN WESTERN MONTANA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IDAHO.”

Missoulian: Congressional medal part of Flight 93 ceremony
Congressional Gold Medal
“On the morning of September 10, 2014, the United States Congress bestowed its highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal, upon those who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks. This medal is Congress's highest expression of national appreciation. A medal was awarded in tribute of each of the three sites.”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Flathead Reservation Buyback/ Glacier Sun Road Mostly Cloudy, Winter Weather



 Land Buy-Back Program Tops $100 Million in Payments to American Indian Landowners with Fractionated Interests
“Following Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s recent visit with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that more than $8.3 million in purchase offers have been mailed to nearly 2,100 individual landowners with fractional interests on that reservation. This mailing will kick off several weeks of additional purchase offers to landowners who own fractional land interests on the Umatilla, Coeur d’Alene, Lake Traverse (homeland of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and Crow Indian Reservations.”


Missoulian: Glacier's Sun Road partially closed by winter weather; record lows on way
Glacier National Park Current Road Status
The section of the road between Big Bend and Jackson Glacier Overlook is closed due to the weather. Due to hazardous driving conditions, the GTSR will be closed between Jackson Glacier Overlook and Big Bend until further notice.
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