BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has completed a drawing and selected the one winning applicant who will be allowed to hunt a grizzly bear in Idaho this fall. Fish and Game officials say the Ada County resident was selected Thursday and has been notified.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's commissioner of political practices says the Green Party broke campaign laws by failing to report the cost of signature gathering efforts by a political consultant with links to Republicans. Commissioner Jeff Mangan says the Green Party must disclose who paid for more than 9,400 signatures gathered by consultant Advanced Micro Targeting Inc. and how much it cost. Green Party coordinator Danielle Breck says the party had no contact with the firm and no knowledge of how much it spent.
LIBBY, Mont. (AP) - Specially trained firefighters are wearing respirators as they fight an apparently human-caused blaze in northwestern Montana near where asbestos-tainted vermiculite was mined for decades. The forest fire was first discovered Thursday afternoon west of Libby, near the now-closed W.R. Grace Mine.
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon say a second man has died in a wildfire. Robert Lee Walker's body was spotted from the air on Thursday inside the perimeter of a fire in the southwest corner of the state Tuesday. The 60-year-old homeless man was identified through fingerprint analysis. A farmer using his tractor to battle a different blaze in Oregon died Wednesday. Firefighters are battling wildfires across the western United States.
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