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JACKSON, Wyo. —The cost of staying in some of Yellowstone National Park’s most historic lodges increased by up to a third this summer under a new, pilot pricing system that allows the lodging concessionaire more leeway in setting room rates. But the change has drawn criticism that some people might be priced out of a stay in the nation’s first national park. SENT: 635 words, photo.
WASHINGTON — By themselves, Democrats can’t stop the Republican-run Senate from confirming President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. But they’re determined to make it agonizing for a pair of pivotal GOP senators to back the nominee. By Alan Fram. SENT: 930 words, photo.
NEW YORK — Just imagine it, a luxurious room on an island, with chef-prepared meals and a view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. Hotel? Not exactly. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 480 words, photos, video.
GRIZZLY EUTHANIZED — Montana wildlife officials kill third bear this week for being habituated to people.
BILLINGS HOMICIDE-INVESTIGATION — A second man has pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in connection with a man’s body that was found in a shallow grave north of Billings.
LIVESTOCK KILLS-PAYMENTS —Montana officials say the payments to ranchers for livestock killed by certain wild predators exceeded budget but were not as high as projected.
UNIVERSITY-SEXUAL ASSAULT —The Montana Commissioner of Higher Education is appealing a judge’s order to release redacted student records to author Jon Krakauer.
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