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Morning Newscast 02-12-16

5 hours ago
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

This week an environmental group filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal court in Missoula, saying that Grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak area of northwest Montana should be listed as endangered species.

A Montana jury has ruled against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.

A Lewis and Clark County jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case of a Helena man charged with shooting and killing a home intruder.

Evening Newscast 02-11-16

20 hours ago
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The aldermen in Browning voted 2-1 to begin dis-incorporating the town, but the vote failed because they needed three "yes" votes.

Missoula County Public Schools says a data breach that affected more than 1,100 students also included private information on alumni and deceased students.

A jury has ruled against a Gardiner woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers, that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.

This week an environmental group filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal court in Missoula, saying that Grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak area of northwest Montana should be listed as endangered species.

Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath filed for re-election today.

Morning Newscast 02-11-16

Feb 11, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock some breathing room as he campaigns for a second term.

The 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.

A Wyoming legislative committee has defeated a bill to bar state game managers from investigating or prosecuting people for killing wolves and grizzly bears as long as the animals remain federally protected.

Evening Newscast 02-10-16

Feb 10, 2016
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.

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