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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

May 6, 2019

Montana at 1 p.m.

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MOSQUE ATTACKS-MONTANA ARREST

MISSOULA _ A man authorities say talked about attacking random people to avenge a shooting at a New Zealand mosque is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at 1:30 p.m. MDT in federal court in Missoula, Montana. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.

ALSO OF MONTANA INTEREST:

TRUMP-UNITED NATIONS

WASHINGTON _ Three Democratic senators are calling on President’s Donald Trump’s nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change. The Democrats say Kelly Craft, who was nominated as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. last week, has invested more than $60 million in oil companies and other fossil fuel interests. Her husband, Joe Craft, is CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, one of the largest U.S. coal producers. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 450 words, national lines. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

BOATS CAPSIZE _ An autopsy confirmed drowning as the cause of death for a Missouri fisherman whose boat capsized on a Montana lake during a spring snowstorm. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton tells the Independent Record the April 28 death of 63-year-old Craig Bristle of Pacific, Missouri, is considered accidental.

MONTANA-TROUBLED TEENS _ Montana’s governor has signed two bills aimed at protecting youth in residential treatment programs. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday to move oversight of private residential treatment programs to the state health department rather than a board that includes treatment program owners.

ELECTION 2020-MONTANA ATTORNEY GENERAL _ Raph Graybill, the chief legal counsel for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, is running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.

YELLOWSTONE-GRIZZLY BEARS _ Wildlife biologists will be baiting and trapping grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park from May 13 through July 31 as part of ongoing research.

BILLINGS-PEDESTRIAN FATAL _ The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating after a pickup truck struck and killed a 42-year-old Billings woman just west of the city.

MONTANA-SOLAR DEAL _ A utility company and a solar energy company in Montana have reached an agreement to launch a solar project large enough to power 4,900 homes.

TRUMP-INTERIOR-WALLACE _ President Donald J. Trump has nominated a Wyoming man to be assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the U.S. Interior Department.

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