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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

April 15, 2019

Montana at 1:05 p.m.

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XGR-MEDICAID EXPANSION-MONTANA

HELENA _ Montana’s Senate will be asked to take up the Medicaid expansion bill Monday as they near a Tuesday deadline to move the amended bill back to the House. By Amy Beth Hanson. Developing.

YELLOWSTONE-EAGLE DEATH

CHEYENNE _ The first golden eagle from Yellowstone National Park to be fitted with a tracking device met an untimely end by eating carrion containing lead bullet fragments. By Mead Gruver. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

WILDERNESS MINES _ A state judge has revoked the water permit for a silver and copper mine proposed beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area.

BUTTE-SUPERFUND _ A proposal would set aside some money from a Superfund cleanup settlement to build a man-made creek through the center of Butte.

SMITH RIVER _ Montana park officials are opening one of the state’s most popular rivers to rafters and other boaters after a two-week delay due to excessive ice and snow.

MSU ROOF COLLAPSE _ The two gyms on the Montana State University campus that collapsed last month have been demolished and officials say they plan to rebuild them.

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