MTPR

Evening Newscast 04-16-18

Apr 16, 2018

Attorney General Tim Fox is recovering from colon cancer surgery and expects to begin chemotherapy next month.

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte's re-election campaign started the year strongly by raising more money in the first three months than the five Democratic contenders for the seat combined.

The state health department is investigating several reports of E. coli likely linked to chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona area.

Preliminary recommendations for cuts to academic programs and faculty at the University of Montana will be presented Tuesday.

The school board in Corvallis, Montana has voted against a proposal to start a shooting sports club.

A $12,000 charter flight to Montana by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was reviewed and approved by department ethics officials with complete information. Staffers who helped schedule the trip did not provide sufficient details, an internal watchdog said.

On the same day Second Amendment advocates demonstrated at state capitols across America, an unaffiliated pro-gun rally in Kalispell drew about 200 people this weekend.