Refugees from war-torn Congo appear headed for Missoula

July 21, 2016 ~ By Kim Briggeman/Missoulian
It looks like Missoula’s first round of refugees will be from sub-Saharan Africa, not Syria. “We haven’t finalized when they’ll be coming, so I can’t give you specifics, but it will most likely be Congolese to start, Congolese from the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Molly Short Carr said Wednesday. Read more.

DIVIDED AMERICA: In Montana, neighbors at odds over refugees

June 9, 2016 ~ By Sharon Cohen/AP
For the world, the photograph of a Syrian 3-year-old in a red T-shirt and black sneakers, his lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, was a horrific symbol of the desperation of hundreds of thousands of refugees. For Mary Poole, a young mother haunted by “those little shoes … the little face,” it was an inspiration. Read more.