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AP-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

December 4, 2018

Montana at 1:10 p.m.

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LEGISLATURE-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-MONTANA

HELENA, Mont. — The rules committee of the Montana Legislature has advanced a proposal to prohibit discrimination, harassment and retaliation and set a confidential process to report and investigate complaints. The House and Senate’s Joint Rules Committee voted for the new policy Tuesday. The full Legislature must approve it in January for it to take effect. By Amy Hanson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

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ELECTION 2020-BIDEN — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula.

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — Court records show an officer-involved shooting in Missoula may have been a “suicide by cop.”

I LOVE MY LIBRARIAN

NEW YORK — A Pittsburgh librarian who advocates for immigrants and refugees and a librarian from rural North Carolina who helps patrons navigate the internet are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award. Also cited was Joy Bridwell of Box Elder, Montana.

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