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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Dorothy Eck, who helped draft Montana's Constitution 45 years ago and later served in the state Senate for two decades, has died in Bozeman. She was 93. Daughter Diana Eck told the Montana Democratic Party that her mother died Saturday. Dorothy Eck was a member of the 1972 Constitutional Convention and served in the state Senate for 20 years, advocating for children, health services, the poor and the environment.

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A hunter was attacked by a bear in northwestern Montana. Fish, Wildlife and Parks personnel are investigating the Sunday morning attack, which happened on the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. The injured victim and his hunting partner drove to the hospital. Wildlife officials don't know what kind of bear was involved.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Stabilization efforts on the remains of a historic Montana dormitory that was severely damaged by an Aug. 31 wildfire are expected to begin next month. The Missoulian reports Missoula-based DCI+BCE Engineers already has visited the Sperry Chalet hotel building and submitted its recommendations on what needs to be done to ensure the four stone walls don't collapse from this winter. In order for the dormitory to be rebuilt, a preservation crew will have to win the race against the winter.

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - The state Commission on Practice is recommending the Montana Supreme Court disbar a Hamilton attorney for making "false and reckless statements" in his unsuccessful campaign to unseat District Judge Jeffrey Langton. Robert Myers had three cases before the commission. Disbarment was recommended after the commission found Myers ran false campaign ads saying Langton used drugs and had a conflict of interest in a drug case. Myers argued the ads protected under the First Amendment.

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