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SEX DISCRIMINATION-MONTANA STATE — The administrator responsible for upholding protections against sex discrimination at Montana State University has left her position in the midst of a federal lawsuit accusing her and the university of bias.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS-STUDY

BOISE, Idaho — Researchers are using scientific measurements to understand the health dangers of wildland firefighting. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words, photo.

DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-REFORMING THE SYSTEM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, even amid a wave of efforts to reduce such crimes and outcry over a justice system that still fails to protect them. The system's shortcomings again are being exposed as another crisis gains attention: the disappearances of hundreds of Native American women from across the United States. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 1,276 words, photo.

SPORTS:

N IOWA-MONTANA

MISSOULA, Mont. — Dalton Sneed ran for one score and threw for another, helping Montana hold off Northern Iowa 26-23 Saturday night in Bobby Hauck's first game back as Montana's coach. By Fritz Neighbor. SENT: 522 words.

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