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Evening Newscast 06-08-16

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
MTPR Evening Newscast

Gallatin County voters booted embattled state Republican Art Wittich from office, making him one of a handful of Republican conservatives who lost their bid for re-election in yesterday's primary.

Yellowstone National Park officials today confirmed yesterday’s report that a man fell into a hot spring and died.

The director of the Veterans Affairs' Health Care system in Montana is resigning, as the agency conducts an internal investigation into allegations of senior leadership misconduct.

Today, Democratic Governor Steve Bullock says he confirmed that he’ll debate his Republican rival, Bozeman Businessman Greg Gianforte, on June 26th in Big Sky.

Two agricultural retailers in western Montana are planning to merge.

Members of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in Idaho have started a 100-plus-mile journey in hand-carved canoes to call attention to the tribe's interest in restoring salmon to the Columbia River above Grand Coulee Dam.

A former confidential informant for a drug task force has filed a lawsuit alleging a former Helena police detective repeatedly sexually assaulted and threatened her.

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