Evening Newscast 05-17-19

May 17, 2019

A new trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan lifts age restrictions and opens the door to an estimated $200 million annual increase of U.S. beef and beef product exports, according to the U.S. department of agriculture.

Officials have issued a flood warning for Missoula as snowmelt and rain causes the Clark Fork River to rise.

Defense attorneys for a man charged with an alleged role in the shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy are appealing a judge's order that he be forcibly medicated so he is fit to stand trial.

The National Park Service wants to expand housing for seasonal employees who work for private companies operating in Yellowstone.

In his first full day of campaigning Friday in Iowa, Montana Governor Steve Bullock visited a town where union manufacturing jobs have vanished in the past 15 years. In doing so, he is underscoring his argument that his party can win in 2020 only if it shows voters, especially in Middle America, that Democrats understand their economic concerns.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly in April to 3.6%, which is the same as the national unemployment rate. The state Labor Department estimates Montana gained 232 jobs in April.

Homes in Pryor were without water on the Crow Reservation Thursday. The water is now back on, but a boil order is in place.

 

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