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Evening Newscast 01-11-19

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast

The Missoulian reports University of Montana President Seth Bodnar was sworn in to the Montana Army National Guard on Tuesday.

Native Americans who have been incarcerated in Montana need more help finding housing and re-entering their communities. That’s the premise of a bill introduced in the Montana Senate today.

The Montana Office of Public Defender is asking lawmakers to allow it to collect fees from people who are in jail or prison. A bill to do that was introduced Friday, and drew a rebuke by one of the office’s own attorneys. 

Most Yellowstone National Park entrance stations will start being staffed again by Sunday.

The public is unable to view final updates to a northwestern Montana forest management plan due to the federal government shutdown.

Hundreds of Montanans from across the state crowded into the Capitol Building rotunda on Friday to protest selling public land.

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