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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

February 26, 2019

Montana at 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

MEDIA IDENTIFICATION BILL

HELENA — A bill being considered by Montana lawmakers would require media outlets owned by out-of-state corporations to prominently identify their owners and their headquarters in large print on the front of their publications and on online content. The bill by Republican Rep. Joe Read would require newspapers, magazines and broadcast to make the ownership disclosures in type about two-thirds of an inch tall. By Amy Beth Hanson. SENT: 460 words.

WESTERN STORMS

RENO, Nev. — A fierce winter storm packing winds in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) and predicted to bring as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow to the Sierra Nevada barreled into the West Coast on Monday, toppling trucks, triggering power outages and temporarily closing the major highway near Reno. Up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow already had fallen in parts of Oregon, forcing school closures and delays, and a blizzard warning was in effect in parts of Montana. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 600 words, photos.

With: MONTANA WEATHER-THE LATEST _ Snowplows are having difficulty keeping pace with the falling snow in western and central Montana, and additional schools are canceling classes with a winter storm parked over much of the state.

ALASKA-TRAINING DOCTORS

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed cutting nearly $3.1 million in state funding for a program that trains medical students for service in the state. The state is looking at a projected $1.6 billion deficit for the coming fiscal year. The University of Alaska Anchorage participates in a regional medical program where universities in Washington state, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho collaborate with the University of Washington School of Medicine to educate physicians, KTVA-TV reported Sunday. SENT: 340 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CARROLL COLLEGE CUTS _ Carroll College plans to eliminate five majors and create a new school of professional and graduate studies as the Catholic school deals with declining enrollment.

_ MONTANA WEATHER-THE LATEST _ Snowplows are having difficulty keeping pace with the falling snow in western and central Montana, and additional schools are canceling classes with a winter storm parked over much of the state.

_ PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE-MISSOULA _ Officials expect construction to begin next week on a new pedestrian bridge to Missoula-owned conservation lands on an island in the Clark Fork River.

_ SMALL PLANE-HOME _ Authorities say a flight instructor was killed when his small plane lost power and crashed into a Florida home.

SPORTS:

BKC-NORTHERN COLORADO-MONTANA

Northern Colorado plays Montana at Dahlberg Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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