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Helena Gets Grant to Make Sidewalks Accessible

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Transportation Department is giving the city of Helena about $500,000 in state grant money to make downtown sidewalks accessible to those with mobility impairments.

City Manager Ron Alles says between 170 and 175 sidewalk ramps will be installed downtown this summer.

The city's Americans with Disabilities Act Committee in 2011 identified upgrading the sidewalk ramps as a priority.

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    HELENA, Mont.- Vandalism is running rampant throughout the Helena Walking Mall. So far, 25 different spots have been hit, including a piece of history. The yellow, 1800s era trolly car is one of the most notable victims. The graffiti first made its appearance on Friday. The vandal has continued to add to the mess since then. The same black spray painted message, which appears to say "*ASPECT*", is on everything from the trolly to brick walls to murals. "The big thing ...

  • Sip N’ Dip calling for extras for music video

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  • Public comment sought for accessible playground grant

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