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Missoula businesses are doing a reasonably good job of providing access for people with mobility impairments, a recent University of Montana study found.

The study gave Missoula retail businesses a "B," but gave a "C-" to businesses in rural Montana - where accessibility is more difficult.

The study aimed to provide baseline data on how well communities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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It's no small thing that in his new home 12-year-old Maddy Halland can go wherever he wants, whenever he wants.

No more asking people to carry him downstairs. No more fighting with doorways too narrow for his wheelchair to fit through.

Did we mention there's an elevator in his room?

Maddy tried it out for the first time on Saturday after his family was handed the keys to the newest Habitat for Humanity of Missoula home, which was built in partnership with the Thrivent Builds Lutheran program.

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