Let me tell you about my lovely visit to the Humane Society of Western Montana.
I met a puppy named Bean. Michael Gallacher took his photo. Click here for roly-poly smushy-puppy goodness.
That’s sunny news, but the Sunshine Times also could refer to reporters trying to shine a light on the work of government. This week, an honorary flashlight goes to reporter @KathrynHaake, who has been trying to dislodge the report on a fatal shooting by a Missoula Police Department officer from the County Attorney’s Office.
Here’s a series of tweets she sent yesterday:
Missoula County Attorney’s office says says details re: Dec. 31 officer-involved fatal shooting will be released during coroner’s inquest.
They won’t confirm or deny what the mother of the deceased told the Missoulian yesterday: sheriff found the cop justified in fatal shooting.
“I understand the urgency of public airing of the facts & I will get that done as soon as I can.” – Marks, Chief Deputy County Attorney
The shooting took place Dec. 31.
For a laugh, here’s the Gallop Poll from Mother Jones, a list of politicians falling off their horses. Yep, Rehberg is named.
For a serious topic, Councilors Bryan Von Lossberg and Adam Hertz debated condemnation last week. Story here.
Mountain Water Co. President John Kappes did an interview with KGVO here. It was a while ago, but the topic remains relevant.
All for now.
- Keila Szpaller