Daily News Digest July 11, 2018

This Week's Headlines: 

Helena District Court Judge James Reynolds invalidated some of the signatures Green Party backers submitted to the secretary of state’s office, either because the signatures did not match those on file, because they did not match a registered voter or because of improper signature-gathering practices.

As a result, the Green Party did not meet statewide requirements that they submit a total of 5,000 valid signatures gathered across at least 34 of Montana’s 100 state House districts.

No one seriously claims that the amendment is invalid today; but every word, every part, and every effect of this most crucial of constitutional amendments has been fought over as bitterly as was the Bloody Angle at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

Flynn’s legal team agreed Tuesday to delay preparing the report, which is used to determine the length of a sentence.

"General Flynn is eager to proceed with sentencing when that is possible," Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, said, according to the Times. He added that Flynn wants to "bring an end to this chapter of his life."

The Martin Fire near the small Northern Nevada town of Paradise Valley erupted on July 05, 2018.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Between Thursday and today, July 09, 2018, the fire has exploded in size and updated mapping on Monday, has the fire just shy of 400,000 acres which is roughly 624 square miles.  Contained is low at 8 percent. 

Violence is growing in American ERs, fed by patient anger over their inability to get painkillers and rising health care bills, as well as the proliferation of gangs and untreated mental illness.