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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

January 30, 2019

Montana at 1 p.m.

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ELECTION 2020-MODERATE DEMOCRATS

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa _ As the first wave of Democratic presidential candidates unveil plans for taxing wealth and universal government-provided health care, John Hickenlooper is making a narrower pitch of beer and bipartisanship. The brewpub magnate and former Colorado governor recently swung through the early voting state of Iowa to test his theory that Democratic voters are less interested in a resistance champion than someone with a record of achieving liberal goals even with divided government. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,022 words, photo.

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OUTDOOR RETAIL SHOW-POLITICS

DENVER _ Thousands of outdoor manufacturers and retailers have gathered in Denver for their annual winter marketplace, and some of the biggest names are vowing to keep up their battle with the Trump administration over public lands. The Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show opened Wednesday with about 950 exhibitors and 25,000 people attending. By Dan Elliott. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m. With AP Photos.

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CROW TRIBE-LEADERSHIP DISPUTE _ A power struggle has emerged between two men who claim to be the leader of Montana’s Crow Tribe after a disputed recall election earlier this month. The tribe’s vice-chairman, Carlson “Duke” Goes Ahead says he’s the legitimate chairman after the Jan. 19 recall election ousted Chairman Alvin “A.J.” Not Afraid and tribal secretary R. Knute Old Crow from office.

WHITEFISH STABBING DEATH _ A backlog at the Montana State Hospital may cause a delay in the case of a Whitefish man accused of stabbing his father to death last summer. Tanner L. Hosek is charged with felony deliberate homicide in the death of Eric Hosek on July 9, 2018.

MSU FUNDRAISING _ Montana State University has completed its most successful fundraising campaign ever, raising more than $413 million in eight years.

FATAL BEAR ATTACK _ A hunting guide mauled to death in a grizzly bear attack last year in northwest Wyoming initially waved his arms and yelled at the bears charging him and his client.

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