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Evening Newscast 03-09-18

Mar 9, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Browning Friday to transfer the first payment of what is expected to be $470 million agreement for water-related projects on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

The first grizzly bear hunt in the lower 48 states in more than 40 years could happen in Wyoming this fall.

Gov. Steve Bullock says $200,000 in emergency energy assistance funding will be released to eligible families on three Montana Indian reservations hit hard this winter.

The newly-appointed head of the U.S. Forest Service says the agency faces "hard truths" about harassment and retaliation in its ranks following the departure of her predecessor amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

After a daylong hearing, District Judge Kathy Seeley said she would take under consideration the testimony she heard Friday as part of an effort to overturn the murder convictions of two Montana State Prison inmates.

A new veteran services and counseling center celebrated its grand opening in Helena Friday.