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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Revenue Director Mike Kadas is retiring next month after just over five years with the agency. Agency spokeswoman Mary Ann Dunwell says Kadas helped streamline the state property tax appraisal process and negotiated the settlement of millions of dollars in contested taxes. His last day on the job is May 11.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Officials with Bozeman Health say the hospital is expected to lose $2.6 million due to state cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates. Bozeman Health President John Hill says the hospital does not plan any layoffs or reduction in services.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Montana man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography. According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme's office, Jason Morris was arrested in 2017 in Mexico, where he fled following a 2015 search of his Heron home. Morris' sentence also requires supervised release for the rest of his life.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is buying ads on Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television stations that blast Sinclair for forcing reporters to read conservative-leaning corporate statements on air. John Heenan's ad will air starting Monday on stations in Missoula, Bozeman and Butte. In it, he calls Sinclair "a corporation using its power to take advantage of journalists, our democracy and the people of Montana."

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