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Montana prosecutors honored

HELENA (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice's inspector general honored the Montana U.S. Attorney's Office for its work to weed out fraud involving federally funded programs on Indian reservations.

Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Rostad of Great Falls accepted the Collaboration Award on Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the U.S. Attorney's Guardians Project.

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Governor Bullock takes steps to ensure DHS shutdown will not impact Montana Disaster and Emergency Services

Helena, MT - Governor Steve Bullock today announced that his administration has taken steps to ensure there are no negative impacts to Montana Disaster and Emergency Services (MTDES) as a result of a potential federal government shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.

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DPHHS: Be proactive about measles vaccinations

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials said that given recent measles outbreaks across the country, Montanans should take steps now to check their immunization history to ensure they are protected against the disease.

Recent measles outbreaks in California and 17 other states, including several close to Montana, are also cause for concern here, according to state health officials. 

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Governor Bullock appointed to Council of Governors

Washington, D.C. - Governor Steve Bullock today announced that he has been appointed to the “Council of Governors”, a bipartisan council consisting of ten governors – five from each party – that “[I]s intended to serve as a mechanism for governors and key federal officials to address matters pertaining to the National Guard, homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities,” according to the National Governors Association.

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UPDATE: Camper trailer stolen from Central City RV & Auto

The Lewistown Police Department has the following update for the camper trailer reported stolen from the Central Montana RV & Auto.

Information developed after receiving several tips from concerned citizens has led to the arrest of Abigail McCarty for felony theft.

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Montana News - AP

MEDICAID EXPANSION

Opposing Medicaid programs' costs vary

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two proposals to expand Medicaid in Montana would have drastically different outcomes on state finances.

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's plan to put an additional 65,000 Montanans on Medicaid would save the state $80 million over the next four years then require the state to contribute 10 percent of the roughly $683 million biennial expansion cost.

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