Primary Day Buffet: Election Primer, Glacier Ranger Honored, Dutch Mooning Tragedy

By Beacon Staff

Good morning. Today is the anniversary of the first reading of the famous baseball poem, “Casey at the Bat.” . And it’s also primary election day, so get out and vote! Check out the Flathead County Election Department’s Web site and check the list at the top of the site if you’re unsure of your polling location. I’ll be at the county building tonight posting election results here as soon as they are available, so check us out after 8 p.m. when polls close.

On the Beacon today, we’ve got a Greatest Hits compilation of our political coverage over the last year, so if you’re looking to make an informed choice today, spend a few minutes reading up on the races. A federal judge in Pittsburgh OK’d a settlement for W.R. Grace & Co. to reimburse the government $250 million for investigating the asbestos case in Libby. Kalispell City Council last night passed on second reading an amendment to ease distance restrictions on bars near places of worship and schools. The Fish Trails Criterium bicycle race is planned for Whitefish this weekend. And Keriann Lynch blogs about her experience at the “Sex and the City” premiere last weekend.

Glacier Park Ranger Gary Moses recently received one of the highest awards a ranger can win. They discovered another dinosaur near Malta (it was dead, though.) Republican Attorney General candidates are questioning whether a wave of automated, illegal campaign phone calls are Democratic dirty tricks. And the U.S. Senate begins this week what is likely to be tough round of debate over legislation to curb greenhouse gases through mandatory emissions reductions.

And finally, check out this story from the Netherlands, about a tragic mooning gone wrong. Have a great day, and uh, did I mention that you should vote?

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