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Evening Newscast 04-07-20

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Gov. Steve Bullock is extending Montana’s stay-at-home order for at least another two weeks, until April 24. 

The Department of Justice Today confirmed Tuesday what is believed to be the first positive COVID-19 case in a jail inmate.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock extended the state’s stay-at-home directive for today until April 24. But that’s no easy ask for people with nowhere to isolate. Nick Mott reports on what the pandemic means for people experiencing homelessness in Montana.

Montana is edging closer to the spring runoff season. Scientists now have a better idea of what our mountain snowpack will yield this spring and summer.

Gov. Steve Bullock is extending Montana’s stay-at-home order for at least another two weeks, until April 24.

Bullock announced the move to continue the state’s largest social distancing orders in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

A Canadian company has started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, despite calls from tribal leaders and environmentalists to delay the $8 billion project amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The temporary head of the federal Bureau of Land Management is expected to continue overseeing the agency for another month.

State health officials said calls to the state child abuse and neglect hotline have dropped by about half since schools closed their doors in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Montana schools are asking Gov. Steve Bullock to waive requirements under a new state cyber security law aimed at protecting student information as teachers scramble to move classes online.

School districts say they need more flexibility to move classes online amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and that they’re currently limited by the 2019 Montana Pupil Online Personal Information Protection Act.

Calls to the state child abuse and neglect hotline have dropped by about half since schools closed their doors in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services said the hotline received a little over half of the roughly 760 weekly calls it normally received before schools were ordered on March 15 to close their doors.

Missoula health officials have announced a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic. It’s one of several recent steps by counties in the state to set up new testing abilities to identify the novel coronavirus. But the new Missoula site isn’t open to just anyone who wants a test.

What do Bill Gates and a small county seat in central Montana share? Their respective kudos to the company, Eventgroove. Speaking at a Montana economic summit about technology's ability to connect buyers with sellers around the globe, Gates singled out Eventgroove, name-dropping one notable customer of this Harlowton event-tech firm: Microsoft.

Recipe: Russian-Style Cabbage Rolls

Apr 5, 2020

When Food Guy Greg Patent went to the grocery store recently, the beets he intended to buy looked tired, so his eyes began wandering over other produce possibilities. They stopped at green cabbage - crisp, fresh and glistening with droplets of water. Cabbage rolls were what he'd make.

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