Wenesday: Holocaust Debate, Whitefish Death, DUI Laws

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, a film shown at the library in Kalispell debating whether the Jewish Holocaust occurred drew a large protest, but more films sympathetic to Nazis are on the way. The body of a 21-year-old man, James Powers, was discovered in the Whitefish River north of Second Street Bridge in Whitefish on Tuesday afternoon. Less than a year after creating an ordinance to allow and monitor mobile food vendors in Whitefish, the city council voted on Monday night to repeal the law and go back to the drawing board. An agenda item regarding volunteer board absences at Monday night’s Whitefish City Council public meeting ruffled feathers among board members in the audience, caused confusion on the council and prompted a rebuke from the mayor. And Mark Riffey discusses how to structure your business like an airliner, equipped to cruise.

A 70-year-old Missoula man accused of having sex with a 4-year-old girl under his supervision has been arrested. The Montana Republican Party says it wants to know how much it cost for Gov. Brian Schweitzer to fly to local communities and discuss stimulus spending. Montana lawmakers start work Tuesday on the finer points of proposals to crack down on drunk driving amid growing concern over repeat offenders in the state. A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission. As early as this summer, Montanans who can’t get health insurance because of a “pre-existing condition” are supposed to have a new, more affordable option to buy that coverage, courtesy of the federal health reform bill. Even with spring snow continuing to pack in Montana’s mountains, stream flow this summer appears destined to be abysmally low. The executive director of Custer Country has temporarily stepped down amid a state inquiry into how the organization spends hundreds of thousands of tax dollars promoting tourism in southeastern Montana.

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