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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

February 17, 2019

Montana at 3 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

YELLOWSTONE-EMPLOYEE HOUSING _ The National Park Service is collecting input on a plan to add seasonal housing for employees who provide concessions services in Yellowstone National Park.

BILLINGS POLICE-SETTLEMENT _ The city of Billings has settled a lawsuit filed by a man whose rotator cuff was torn when a police officer tackled him, wrongly identifying him as a crime suspect.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

SUPERMAJORITY RULES

HELENA — Some Montana lawmakers want to make it more difficult to transfer cash out of the state’s fire suppression fund after $30 million went to shore up the state budget in 2017, just before Montana experienced its most expensive fire season ever. That bill and another measure to restrict tax increases would require a two-third vote of the Legislature, instead of the simple majorities now needed. By Amy Beth Hanson. SENT: 450 words.

QUESTIONED FOR SPEAKING SPANISH

HELENA _ Two Montana women who were questioned by a U.S. border agent who overheard them speaking Spanish in a convenience store sued the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday, saying the agent illegally detained them without reason. By Matt Volz. Sent: 450 words, photo

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