Missoulian week in review: Local news recap for Aug. 5-11

After 26 years, Missoula Thai restaurant departs downtown

Sa-Wad-Dee means “hello” and “goodbye” in Thai — a fitting moniker for the Missoula restaurant that is now saying goodbye to its downtown location and hello to a new food truck. Founder Sumalee Tdim Foy is stepping down from the operation she founded 26 years ago and passing the reins to her daughter, Am Penny.

“I think it’s a good thing for me to retire,” said Foy. “I still have things to do. I’m going to miss the customers.”

The restaurant’s last day at its current location on Broadway is Aug. 31. The family will continue serving food from a mobile truck kitchen.

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— Bret Serbin, bret.serbin@missoulian.com

Missoula schools deal with widespread staffing shortage as new year approaches

Missoula County Public Schools is struggling to hire for positions ahead of the school year, as the MCPS Board of Trustees considered Tuesday further increasing wages for various positions to address a staffing shortage. 

The school district currently has openings for 10 teachers, 36 paraprofessionals, 10 custodians, seven food service workers, five special-ed teachers, four noon duty and bus aides, and two administrative positions. Places like Lowell Elementary have

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