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Western Governors to Meet in Whitefish

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Western Governors Association plans to celebrate "100 years of common ground" during its meeting in Whitefish June 27-29.

Governors from 19 western states along with American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are members of the organization.

Canadian premiers also are invited to the Whitefish meeting, hosted by the chairman and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

The meeting will focus on better managing demands for water, energy and transmission while ensuring water supplies, landscapes and wildlife are adequately protected.

Speakers include commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and superintendents of both Glacier and Waterton Lakes national parks.

Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson is scheduled to speak on June 27 about how growing up in small towns in the West influenced his life and career.
      

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