Tuesday: Impact Fees, CHIP Funding, Raptor Theft

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy 69th birthday, Chuck Norris. Did you know: Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because Chuck Norris only recognizes the element of surprise.

On the Beacon today, after two long years of debate and deliberation, Kalispell City Council voted, 8-1, Monday night to impose transportation impact fees. Republicans and Democrats brokered a House budget deal Monday that calls for full funding of the children’s health insurance initiative that was approved last fall by voters. Gov. Brian Schweitzer said he remains in favor of the death penalty, but is keeping an open mind as a proposed ban advances in the Legislature.

The Missoula police were cleared in a shooting where they killed a homeless man who fired a gun at them. Paleontologist Nate Murphy pleaded guilty Monday to stealing a rare turkey-sized raptor from a Malta-area landowner. And Bozeman residents remember the victim of last week’s downtown blast.

Two brothers have been saving money every year with a friendly game of one-upmanship when it comes to being cheap, exchanging the same birthday card since 1973. Have a good Tuesday, everyone. And stay warm!

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