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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

May 7, 2019

Montana at 1 p.m.

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IRS-DONOR SECRECY-LAWSUIT

NEW YORK _ New York and New Jersey want to know how the Internal Revenue Service decided to stop requiring donor information from certain nonprofit organizations — among them big political spenders. New York Attorney General Letitia James and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed a public-records lawsuit Monday against the tax agency. The suit comes as Montana and New Jersey are challenging the policy change itself in a separate case. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 500 words.

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE-SOUTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. _ South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she won’t test an American Indian tribe that has banned her from one of the largest reservations in the country, but she hopes to change the directive. The Oglala Sioux is upset with legislation pushed by Noem that aims to quell any protests against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

MONTANA-HUNTING AD _ Google Inc. has restored an advertisement from a Montana hunting group the company says it mistakenly rejected over animal cruelty concerns.

MONTANA DOUBLE HOMICIDE-TRIAL _ Opening statements were set to begin Tuesday in a 2013 double killing at a rural residence in western Montana.

ELK LAND PURCHASE _ About 160 acres of private land north of Yellowstone National Park has been purchased by the state of Montana for a wildlife management area.

SPORTS:

MONTANA COACH-VEGAS ESCORTS _ The former University of Montana women’s soccer coach is suing the university alleging it illegally released information saying he used his university-issued cellphone to contact escort services during recruiting trips to Las Vegas.

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