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Evening Newscast 05-09-18

May 9, 2018

U.S. officials expect to release a proposal this fall that would remove federal protections for grizzly bears in northwestern Montana, home to the largest grizzly population in the lower 48. 

Some powerful thunderstorms capable of producing brief, heavy rain and gusty erratic winds are possible this evening across portions of southwest Montana. 

Montanans cast their vote in elections statewide yesterday for school board representatives and levies. 

Some mandatory evacuation orders were issued Tuesday in Missoula.

Montana lawmakers are drafting new rules about how to handle harassment and discrimination in the legislative branch.

A federal judge will decide in August whether to approve a bankruptcy reorganization plan for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings that includes a $20 million settlement for dozens of sexual abuse victims.

Flood warnings were issued this morning for Missoula and Lewis and Clark Counties. A Facebook post from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office says that deputies are now going door to door to let people in flood prone areas know that they are under an evacuation warning.

Monday, May 7  is the final day of regular voter registration ahead of the June 7 primary elections. You can find more relevant election information here

Conservation groups have started gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that seeks to limit mine pollution in Montana.

U.S. Senate candidate Troy Downing’s trial for hunting and fishing license violations has been delayed until after the primary election.

Spring flooding in parts of Montana has receded, but forecasters warn it's a temporary reprieve as warm temperatures melt the snowpack at higher elevations.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's budget director says legislative analysts' state revenue outlook may be overly optimistic.

An attorney for the Whitefish woman suing a neo-Nazi website publisher says a trial date has been set for early 2019.

A former Florence pain doctor convicted of overprescribing opioids, leading to the deaths of two patients, will remain out of prison while he appeals his case.