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IOWA-2020 DEMOCRATS

DES MOINES, Iowa —

In Iowa, the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun visiting the early presidential nominating state sometimes go unrecognized while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now to focus on midterms. Maryland Rep. John Delaney, California Rep. Eric Swalwell and Montana Gov. Steve Bollock are taking a chapter from previous Iowa Cinderella stories. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 615 words, photos.

BOOMING WASHINGTON CITY

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington's second-largest city is booming thanks to more jobs and an influx of young families and retirees from bigger West Coast cities. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 918 words, photos.

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EXCHANGE GLACIER PARK-VISITATIONS

(Information in the following story is from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com)

MISSOULA, Mont. — Lake McDonald was smooth, and the sunlight soft, on a recent early morning. But Jim Foster took little solace in the scenery. "It's not a relaxed environment during the summer at all," he said, driving along the lake's shoreline. As Glacier's Chief of Facility Management, Foster oversees a summer staff of about 100, tasked with the mundane but vital maintenance duties that make any trip comfortable. By Patrick Reilly. SENT: 1,318 words, photos.

EXCHANGE TRACKING WOLVES

(Information in the following story is from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com)

JACKSON, Mont. — Chet Robertson found the spot he was headed to on a recent morning by doing what he's done six hours a day, July through September, for the last eight summers: following wolves. The wolves that led Robertson here, to a little island made by the braiding of Miner Creek, on the west side of the Big Hole, had cornered some elk and wounded one of them. By Ted McDermott. SENT: 1,525 words, photos.

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CRISIS NURSERY — An organization in Great Falls is raising money to open a crisis nursery in an effort to reduce the number of child abuse and neglect cases. The Great Falls Tribune reports the concept for Toby's House Crisis Nursery was born after 2-year-old October "Toby" Perez was killed by her mother's boyfriend in 2011.

CARNIVAL ACCIDENT — A high-speed carnival ride that an 11-year-old girl fell from at the Western Montana Fair will remain closed for the rest of the fair. Police say the girl suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries when she fell from the Typhoon ride Thursday evening.

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