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Evening Newscast 04-28-16

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
MTPR Evening Newscast

Gov. Steve Bullock says he wants to spend $200 million on roads, bridges, schools and other public works but hasn't settled on specific projects or exactly how to pay for them.

Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill today to fix the year-old Veterans Choice program that was supposed to help vets get medical care quicker, but isn’t working as planned.

CenturyLink representatives gave Montana Public Service Commission an update today on their work to improve inadequate phone service in several Montana communities.

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom and Governor Steve Bullock will be getting awards for for women’s advocacy this weekend.

A new audit released this week says Montana's financial statements are error-free this time - unlike a year ago when an audit revealed scores of mistakes and cited a lack of internal controls that could have exposed the errors sooner.

Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times.

University of Montana’s student newspaper, the Kaimin, says it will have to cut staff if it doesn’t get a proposed 1-dollar fee increase students are voting on this week.

A long-term project to monitor grizzly bears continues this summer in Glacier National Park.

Idaho will drop to the Football Championship Subdivision beginning in 2018 and intends to join the Big Sky Conference.

Gallatin county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era commode kits for fallout shelters.

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