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BOZEMAN COMMISSION ENDORSES PROTECTIONS FOR GAYS, LESBIANS
The Bozeman city commission has voted unanimously to back regulations that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people against workplace, housing and public accommodation discrimination. The plan must pass a final vote scheduled for June 2 before it takes effect.
FIRE OFFICIALS PREDICT SLOW WILDFIRE SEASON
A meteorologist tells Gov. Steve Bullock says the signs point to a slow fire season this year. Bryan Henry of the Northern Rockies Coordination Center said in the governor’s annual fire briefing that the snowpack is above average and is melting at a slower-than-average rate.
SLAIN EXCHANGE STUDENT LOOKING FOR ALCOHOL IN GARAGE
Missoula prosecutors say a 17-year-old German exchange student shot to death in a homeowner’s garage was looking for alcohol. New court documents filed in the homicide case against homeowner Markus Kaarma in the April 27 shooting of Diren Dede include information from Robby Pazmino, the student from Ecuador who was with Dede that night.
DAINES SAYS WASHINGTON GOVERNOR’S GREENHOUSE GAS ORDER BAD FOR MONTANA
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines of Montana is asking the governor of Washington to reconsider an executive order that would phase out electricity generated from coal in the state. Daines, who is running for Senate, says the order by the Democratic governor to reduce greenhouse gases would have severe economic consequences for Montana.
DEADLINE FOR SEX-ABUSE VICTIMS TO FILE CLAIMS AGAINST HELENA DIOCESE
People claiming they were sexually abused by an employee of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena have about three months to file a claim in the diocese’s bankruptcy proceedings. The notice by the diocese is part of a May 6 federal court order setting an Aug. 11 deadline by which claims must be made.