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AP-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

August 6, 2018

Montana at 1:15 p.m.

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-LEGISLATURES-MONTANA

HELENA — Montana lawmakers unveil a draft of a revamped sexual misconduct policy that, if approved, will be in place for the start of January’s legislative session. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

2020-IOWA

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Fair opens this week, complete with its signature deep-fried Oreos and prize hog judging. Country star Reba McEntire will be on the grandstand, but another type of celebrity will be missing: marquee names eyeing the White House. The fair’s time-honored mix of late-summer family fun and high-wattage political pageantry will instead feature the Democratic backbench of presidential hopefuls, including Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 860 words. AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

— KALISPELL STABBING DEATH — Police in Kalispell are investigating a weekend stabbing death. A 31-year-old man was found dead of possible stab wounds at an apartment in the northwestern part of the city on Sunday morning.

— POLICE DOGS-FRAUD CHARGE — A former Skagit County Sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on federal charges of using Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association funds for his own benefit. The association provides training and certification to law enforcement narcotic detection K9 teams in five states and British Columbia, Canada.

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