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Missoula News:
Eric Whitney, News Director: 406-243-4075, @mtprnd

Edward O'Brien, Assistant News Director: 406-243-4065

Helena News:
Corin Cates-Carney, Capitol Reporter: 253-495-5193, @clccarney

Flathead News:
Nicky Ouellet, Flathead-area Reporter: 603-568-6155 or 406-730-2264, @nickydoesradio

Evening Newscast 04-20-18

Apr 20, 2018

A Great Falls man is being charged with attempted deliberate homicide for an April 8 shooting that he initially reported was done in self-defense.

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has rejected a plan to limit commercial fishing guides on the popular and crowded Madison River.

Saturday April 21 is the first day of National Park Week and there will be free entry for the day to Montana’s national Parks.

Evening Newscast 04-19-18

Apr 19, 2018

A group trying to continue Montana’s Medicaid expansion past its 2019 expiration date, and to help pay for it by raising existing taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, kicked off a campaign today in Helena to gather signatures for their ballot initiative.

Gov. Steve Bullock declared a flooding emergency yesterday in seven northern Montana counties, the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and the town of Chester.

Governor Steve Bullock supports a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to raise the state’s tax on cigarettes by $2 as well as on other tobacco products. Money from the tax increase would go toward Medicaid expansion and other health services.

A ballot initiative group hoping to generate new state revenue to fund Medicaid expansion services has been approved to start gathering signatures for an initiative raising taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes.
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A ballot initiative group hoping to generate new state revenue to fund Medicaid expansion services has been approved to start gathering signatures for an initiative raising taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes.

Evening Newscast 04-17-18

Apr 17, 2018

An outgoing University of Montana vice president, who was hired to increase the school's enrollment, says he's concerned the wife of university President Seth Bodnar is seeking confidential student information on behalf of a consultant that has offered to help recruit students.

Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has built a huge fundraising lead over the Republicans hoping to challenge him this fall.

The University of Montana today revealed preliminary plans to eliminate more than 50 faculty positions in order to bring its budget into balance.

Bison and snowcoaches share the road in Yellowstone National Park.
National Park Service

Yellowstone National Park will open select roads and services for the season Friday April 20, and entry fees will be waived the following Saturday to celebrate National Park Week.

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