Pretreatment Program, Death Penalty Ban, Burglars Burgled

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday Michael Jordan.

On the Beacon today, Kalispell is instituting an industrial pretreatment program for its Wastewater Treatment Plant. A team of UM economists analyzed how the recession will continue to impact Montana and – guess what! – it’s going to be rough. A bill to ban the death penalty in Montana cleared the state Senate yesterday. A bill to hold annual Legislative sessions didn’t exactly generate overwhelming support. The Missoulian continues its look at the cost of the asbestos cleanup in Libby. The federal stimulus bill should bring about $626 million in spending and tax cuts to Montanans. But U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., like all House Republicans, doesn’t believe the stimulus will do much to help. And the Senate Taxation Committee killed a bill that would raise taxes on oil and natural gas to give more funds to education.

And finally, check out this unbelievable story of a Washington man who stole the getaway van of two burglars who were robbing his home. Have a great day.

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