Good morning; today is the anniversary of the creation of the United Nations in 1945.
On the Beacon this morning, build-it-yourself affordable housing programs are struggling to find qualified buyers for the homes. A judge ruled that the downtown Kalispell business improvement district was established in a fair and legal manner, defeating a court challenge and freeing up $100,000 to improve Kalispell’s downtown. Charles “Chas” Cartwright was sworn in yesterday as Glacier Park’s new superintendent. Our new Police Blotter reporter, Julius Macker, reports on the rash of fireworks theft in Evergreen. And Beacon columnist Dave Skinner makes the case for multiple use, sustained yield forest management.
Democrat Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is launching a general election campaign in Montana, and has hired a full-time state director. Veterinarians from Montana, Wyoming and Idaho meet in Helena tomorrow to discuss a strategy for combating the cattle disease brucellosis. A federal judge indicated Wednesday that American Indians may not receive all of the $47 billion they seek in the 12-year-old lawsuit against the federal government over mismanaged trust funds. And down in Gallatin County, taxes are increasing with commissioners saying they have no alternatives.
And finally, check out this video of carrier pigeons in Brazil being used to drop cellphones and drugs to prisoners. Have a great day.
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