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Morning Newscast 02-17-16

MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham
MTPR Morning Newscast

Montana will pay a former University of Montana quarterback $245,000 to settle claims that a rape investigation against him was mishandled.

Officials at Great Falls College - Montana State University have announced plans to cut 10 academic programs and 8 full-time staff positions.

In Missoula yesterday, Governor Steve Bullock held an event to talk about a new online tool to help start-up businesses and entrepreneurs more easily find their way through the state’s rules and permitting processes.

Yesterday at the capitol, Montana’s new task force to deal with the state’s backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits met for the first time.

State wildlife officials say testing has confirmed that two walleye caught in Swan Lake last fall were illegally transplanted and not spawned there.

The state Department of Corrections plans to fill some unused beds at the Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility with non-violent young adults who face prison time.

Work on Missoula's crumbling Madison Street bridge will begin sooner than expected.

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