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HELENA — A Montana legislative panel on Monday advanced a policy prohibiting lawmakers from harassing or discriminating against each other and others participating in the legislative process. The policy initially approved on a subcommittee’s 4-0 vote calls for mandatory training, encourages prompt reporting, sets a process for investigating complaints and would make information about substantiated complaints available to the public. By Amy Beth Hanson. SENT: 460 words.
GREAT FALLS — A former Indian Health Service pediatrician accused of sexually abusing young boys on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation two decades ago had his trial delayed Monday because of “an unforeseen issue,” court officials said. Stanley Patrick Weber, 69, is charged with aggravated sexual abuse and attempted sexual abuse of two boys under 14 when he worked on the reservation between 1992 and 1995. SENT: 250 words.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Fair opens this week, complete with its signature deep-fried Oreos and prize hog judging. Country star Reba McEntire will be on the grandstand, but another type of celebrity will be missing: marquee names eyeing the White House. The fair’s time-honored mix of late-summer family fun and high-wattage political pageantry will instead feature the Democratic backbench of presidential hopefuls, including Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 860 words, photo.
With: MONTANA GOVERNOR-IOWA — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is planning his third trip of the year to Iowa just weeks after traveling to the Hawkeye State as he explores a possible 2020 presidential campaign. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow.
— MONTANA GOVERNOR-IOWA — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is planning his third trip of the year to Iowa just weeks after traveling to the Hawkeye State as he explores a possible 2020 presidential campaign.
— GRIZZLY BEARS-MONTANA — Montana wildlife officials are proposing to maintain the largest grizzly bear population in the Lower 48 states at its current level of about 1,000 animals even if the population loses its federal protections.
— KALISPELL STABBING DEATH — Police in Kalispell are investigating a weekend stabbing death.
— POLICE DOGS-FRAUD CHARGE — A former Skagit County Sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on federal charges of using Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association funds for his own benefit.
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