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Evening Newscast 03-09-16

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
MTPR Evening Newscast

A legislative panel is considering changes to Montana's laws on sex crimes by updating the meaning of sexual consent and combating the scourge of explicit photos and videos posted on the Internet without authorization.

Conservation groups today filed a notice with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intent to file a lawsuit seeking to force the agency to extend a monitoring program for wolves in Idaho and Montana.

Yellowstone National Park officials today started shipping about 150 bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over brucellosis, a disease carried by many of the animals.

Carbon County officials have released the name of a man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Joliet.

A NorthWestern Energy proposal to decrease the rate the utility company pays small electricity generators has been rejected.

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