Weekend: Colt Closes, Grace Jury, Bulletproof Weave

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday Ansel Adams.

On the Beacon today, Whitefish’s Colt Idol is closing out his high school career as one of the most highly regarded basketball players in the state. The Wedding and Event Exposition on for this weekend showcases just what a vital part of the Flathead economy is devoted to the wedding industry. Two Marion men originally charged with a hate crime for a confrontation with Asian mushroom pickers received minor sentences of time served for misdemeanor disorderly conduct. And Bob Brown argues Montana should have an election system in place to fill U.S. Senate vacancies, not an appointment system.

Jury selection is underway for the W.R. Grace trial in Missoula. Bozeman Republican Joe Balyeat has a bill to wrest control over wolf policy from the federal government. Lawmakers began to trim the governor’s budget proposal Thursday. A bill to assert a state interest in abortion passed the Montana Senate yesterday, but could face stiffer opposition in the House. A bill to allow and encourage horse-slaughtering plants in Montana has advanced to the House for a vote. And a judge approved a warrant for the arrest of Yellowstone Club owner Edra Blixseth after she missed a court appearance.

Finally, a Kansas City woman’s hair weave stopped a bullet after an angry ex-boyfriend shot at her head. Have a great day.

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