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Evening Newscast 04-09-18

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
MTPR Evening Newscast

A state judge says an advanced practice registered nurse and a certified nurse midwife can provide abortions in Montana while they challenge a state law — as long as they have the proper training.

Primary candidates seeking to challenge Democratic Senator Jon Tester and Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte are meeting in Seeley Lake this week to answer questions from the Seeley Lake Community Council, local media, and the public.

A knife-wielding man was shot and killed by a Billings police officer at a downtown apartment building early this morning.

Sponsors of a citizens initiative aimed at preventing mine pollution in Montana have withdrawn their original ballot language. The new language clarifies their intention to exempt existing mines.

A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies for allegedly low-balling road mileage counts in grizzly bear habitat in the Kootenai National Forest.

Helena Public Schools is warning families with school lunch debt that they plan to turn it over to a collection agency.

Just last week gas prices hit their highest level in nearly one thousand days, before tapering back a half penny to a national average of $2.65 per gallon. But according to industry analysts at the GasBuddy fuel tracking app, that’s likely only a temporary reprieve.

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