- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A former editor of the Missoulian has dropped her lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully discharged by the newspaper.

Sherry Devlin had alleged the newspaper’s publisher and parent company, Lee Enterprises, demoted her, cut her pay and hired a younger and less qualified man to replace her. The Missoulian reported Friday (https://bit.ly/292WGj4 ) that publisher Mark Heintzelman and Devlin attorney Eric Henkel declined to comment on whether the sides had agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

In May, a Montana Human Rights Bureau investigation concluded that Devlin was not discriminated against based on her age and gender.

The 61-year-old Devlin worked at the Missoulian for 31 years. Matthew Bunk, who replaced her as editor last August, resigned in April.

Bunk will be replaced by former Seattle Times editor Kathy Best, who begins her new job on Monday.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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