MTPR

Evening Newscast 04-11-2018

Apr 11, 2018

Governor Steve Bullock is praising a new report outlining the economic benefits of Medicaid expansion in Montana. The program expanding health insurance coverage for people with low incomes is set to expire next year unless it's reauthorized by state lawmakers. 

Helena Public Schools is backtracking after warning families that it had planned to hand school meal debt to a collection agency. 

A top national EPA official on Wednesday expressed frustration with the secrecy of the agreement to clean up portions of the Butte Superfund site announced in January. 

The city of Missoula is suing Montana's attorney general in a dispute on whether the city can expand background checks to include private gun sales. 

A central Montana man escaped serious injury when he was thrown 15 to 20 feet from his mobile home in a propane explosion that destroyed the house. 

Idaho officials have scheduled two public meetings as part of a process to potentially open a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly. 

Authorities have identified a man killed by a Montana police officer after allegedly threatening patrons at a casino with a pellet gun thought to be a semi-automatic pistol. 

Montana Tech is looking at changing its name and updating its vision after the state Board of Regents changed its classification from regional university to special focus university. 

Montana lawmakers are developing a new policy that would clarify how to report sexual harassment while also aiming to create a "culture of respect" among those who work for the Legislature and participate in the legislative process. 

Two Helena men pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of deliberate homicide in the March 18 deaths of a Helena-area couple. 

Wyoming is estimated to have at least 347 wolves roaming within its borders after the state regained management of the animals and allowed limited hunting of wolves.