Missoulian week in review: Local news recap for Sept. 9-15

Here’s a roundup of some of the local news stories in the Missoulian for the week of Sept. 9-Sept. 15:

Workers for the city of Missoula on Wednesday cleaned public health hazards from a location on a public street and sidewalks where people living unhoused have gathered in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, a staff member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana said the organization is monitoring the city’s interactions with unhoused members of the community to make sure all legal rights are being upheld.

Eran Pehan, the city’s director of the Office of Community Planning, Development and Innovation, explained that there were public health hazards at an encampment on Pine Street in the public right-of-way.

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— David Erickson, david.erickson@missoulian.com

Only 43% of Missoula voters returned their ballots for the Missoula municipal primary Tuesday, and they supported Andrea Davis and Mike Nugent for mayor. Jordan Hess, Shawn Knopp and Brandi Atanasoff did not receive the requisite votes to move on to the general election in November.

Davis received 43% of votes. Nugent drew in 27%, while 15% voted for Hess. Knopp secured 11% of votes, followed by Atanasoff with 1%.

— Bret Serbin, bret.serbin@missoulian.com

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