MTPR

Evening Newscast 02-13-19

Feb 13, 2019

A study estimates tens of thousands of people would lose their health coverage if a proposal to change Montana's Medicaid expansion program becomes law.

Environmental groups said Wednesday they plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to prevent the recent loss of the last herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 48 states.

An accident involving a school bus in Miles City sent seven people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

State lawmakers are considering a million dollar loan repayment program to try to retain foster child caseworkers. 

A survey of a state hospital in western Montana identified deficiencies in the treatment of geriatric patients, including unsanitary practices and inadequate care and staffing.

Montana prosecutors have charged a man in a case dating back to 1998 in which a woman was raped and had her throat slashed.

Investigators say a woman who was found face down in her driveway in northern Montana likely died of exposure.

The Montana House of Representatives gave initial approval to remove Columbus Day from the list of state legal holidays and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is traveling to Iowa this week, his fifth trip to the Hawkeye State since he began exploring a possible 2020 presidential run last year.