Independent Record week in review: Local news recap for Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

Rally attendees cheer at a tax rally hosted by Big Sky 55+ in the Montana State Capitol on Oct. 2, 2023.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Nearly 200 people added their voice to the growing clamor over the perceived inaction by the Republican-controlled Legislature on steep property tax hikes at a rally Monday afternoon in the Capitol Rotunda.

Organized by Big Sky 55+, a special interest group advocating for Montana seniors, the rally hosted speakers Brian Schweitzer, the former Democratic governor, and Jane Weber, a former Cascade County commissioner who is running as a Democrat for a legislative seat.

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Jacoby Scarbbyrobe, 8, performs a fancy dance during the Last Chance Community Pow Wow on Friday at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. Schoolchildren from the Helena-area were invited to see a showcase of various dance types.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

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