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Complete coverage: Kids in crisis, care in question

When an outcry erupted earlier this month in Oregon over the use of injected medication to chemically restrain a 9-year-old girl at Acadia Montana, it brought attention both in and out of state to the Butte psychiatric residential treatment center for adolescents.

Parents, police blame five Mission Valley runaways on social media challenge

LuCinda Michel’s harrowing night started with a phone call.

Bill to end self-regulating model for teen treatment programs clears Senate

A bill to eliminate the self-regulating model for private residential programs for troubled kids passed the Senate Wednesday with amendments approved by the House. 

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A building of substance and sass

Several months before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the old flagpole in front of the Missoula Federal Building came crashing down in a violent wind.

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