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Evening Newscast 02-10-16

4 hours ago
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The state commissioner of political practices says Montana candidates aren't allowed to deliberately distribute campaign material to public employees' email addresses.

Montana health officials say flu-related hospitalizations are down 95 percent from the same period last year.

After refusing a plea agreement, the former chief financial officer of the Vann's appliance store chain has been named a co-defendant in the federal case against former CEO George Leslie Manlove.

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision yesterday to temporarily freeze the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan gives Montana Governor Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term.

Evening Newscast 02-09-16

Feb 9, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late this afternoon to put President Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold is reverberating across Montana.

Today Montana’s AFL-CIO unions announced endorsements for five candidates running for statewide office this year.

A Hamilton woman who was reported missing this morning has been located and is being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

Gov. Steve Bullock was in Butte today for a round table addressing the state's growing need for more health care workers.

Morning Newscast 02-09-16

Feb 9, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday it's giving final approval to the Libby Superfund asbestos cleanup program. Work to clean up the town started about 15 years ago.

An electric utility serving 26,000 homes and businesses in eastern Montana is scaling back a proposed 21 percent rate increase.

State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed gold mining project just north of the Yellowstone National Park border.

Governor Steve Bullock was in Great Falls yesterday to launch the job-training component of Montana’s Medicaid expansion.

Evening Newscast 02-08-16

Feb 8, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is giving final approval to the Libby Superfund asbestos cleanup program.

More Montanans are getting medical coverage through the state's health insurance marketplace.

Former Missoula State Representative Champ Edmunds says he’s ending his campaign for state auditor, and is endorsing fellow Republican Matt Rosendale from Glendive.

The State of Montana has a new Fire and Aviation Bureau Chief. He was hired last month, and is keeping a close eye on this winter’s weather.

Morning Newscast 02-08-16

Feb 8, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ralph Kirscher is retiring.

A Missoula veteran has won a victory in his three-year battle with the Veterans Affairs over his traumatic brain injury.

The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base has been recognized as the best missile wing within U.S. Strategic Command.

The National Park Service estimates the cost of necessary improvements in Glacier National Park has grown to $179.8 million.

Evening Newscast 02-05-16

Feb 5, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana Legislators are sending a letter to their U.S. congressional delegation urging for changes in federal aviation laws.

Montana Senate Majority Leader Matthew Rosendale says he will run for the open seat of state auditor.

Mother Nature threw a lot of weather at Montana in January, but too little of it came in the form of snow.

Today a federal judge denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.

Morning Newscast 02-05-16

Feb 5, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Federal officials want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states.

Funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund projects in Montana has more than doubled since it was last offered in 2014.

A former high school band teacher in Butte who was accused of sexually assaulting a student and providing alcohol to others.

Evening Newscast 02-04-16

Feb 4, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Air ambulance and insurance companies presented conflicting testimony today  before a legislative interim committee.

Federal officials want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over climate change related to coal from western states.

Two Republican congressmen who are military veterans have introduced a bill requiring women to register for the draft.

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom says he’s not keeping the $6,000 a year raise he was recently awarded.

Morning Newscast 02-04-16

Feb 4, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The University of Montana will need to cut its budget by two to two-and-a-half percent in the next fiscal year to reconcile expenses with income.

A U.S. Senate committee has approved a $420 million water rights settlement with Montana's Blackfeet American Indian tribe.

A jury has cleared two former Yellowstone County sheriff's deputies of wrongdoing in the death of a man who they shot as he was driving toward them in a stolen vehicle.

A jury in Montana has heard opening arguments of a Montana woman who is suing a nurse practitioner, a doctor and their respective clinics, saying they failed to order prenatal tests that could have diagnosed her daughter's cystic fibrosis.

A 27-year-old former Butte Central High School band teacher has entered a plea on charges that he sexually assaulted a student and provided alcohol to other students.

Evening Newscast 02-03-16

Feb 3, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana superintendent of schools Denise Juneau says she is committed to a school system quote "free of bullying, prejudice, or hate."

A U.S. Senate committee has approved a $420 million water rights settlement with the Blackfeet Indian tribe.

Graduation Matters Montana is now accepting applications for the 2016 Challenge Fund. Submissions must be completed by March 4.

The University of Montana will need to cut its budget by two to two-and-a-half percent in the next fiscal year to reconcile expenses with income.

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