Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Morning Newscast 04-27-15

22 hours ago
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, two University of Montana pharmacy students are OK after the massive earthquake that struck Nepal and left more than 3,700 people dead.

A growing movement to transfer federal land to state control in western states is being debated in Montana and other states.

The search for an 8 year old girl who fell into the river while playing at Headwaters State Park continued yesterday after rescuers failed to find any sign of her on Saturday.

The low winter snow pack may have some positive consequences for some outdoor enthusiasts.

Morning Newscast 04-24-15

Apr 24, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, a Montana judge who was censured by the state's high court for his comments about a 14 year old rape victim has been chosen for a lifetime achievement award by his local bar association.

Two earthquakes, a magnitude 4.1 and a 4.2 jolted north Idaho last night, with residents from northeastern Washington to northwestern Montana saying they felt the tremors.

Gov. Steve Bullock today plans to approve a tribal water use agreement that has been decades in the making despite a lawsuit challenging the pact.

Evening Newscast 04-23-15

Apr 23, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, the state Legislature has passed a proposal to phase out the Montana Developmental Center, by a final vote of 44-6 in the Senate today.

In other news from the capitol, lawmakers on Thursday brought the state employee pay plan back into the state budget.

A man charged with striking and killing a Cascade County deputy during a police chase is seeking new defense attorneys.

Morning Newscast 04-23-15

Apr 23, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the legislative committee charged with finding a compromise on a two year state budget bill is meeting at this hour after days of closed-door negotiations.

The governor has signed a measure he says will make Montana elections the most transparent in the nation.

Blackfeet tribal leaders have joined with environmental groups, other American Indian tribes and the band Pearl Jam to campaign for the cancellation of oil and gas leases near Glacier National Park.

Evening Newscast 04-22-15

Apr 22, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst lashed out at Author Jon Krakauer today, saying his book about sexual assaults in Missoula released yesterday contains, quote, “many factual errors.

The Montana Attorney General's office is asking a state judge to dismiss a lawsuit intended to stall the Flathead tribal water compact.

Morning Newscast 04-22-15

Apr 22, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Montana has finally joined every other state in the nation with the signing of an anti-bullying law.

A handful of Montana representatives have reversed their votes and overturned a proposal to allow residents of small school districts to establish their own high schools.

Senator Jon Tester wants to reduce the number of student tests required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Bullock Signs Bully Free Montana Bill Into Law

Apr 21, 2015
Jackie Yamanaka

Local school districts in Montana are charged with coming up with a process so their students can report bullying at school and have those complaints formally addressed.

Evening Newscast 04-21-15

Apr 21, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed the Bully Free Montana Act into law on today at Jefferson Elementary in Helena.

Senator Jon Tester wants to reduce the number of student tests required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Montana's unemployment rate dropped point-two percentage points in March to 4.1 percent, the lowest rate since October 2007.

The Montana House voted to suspend its rules and accept a bill to hire an outside investigator to examine allegations of abuse at the Montana State Hospital.

Morning Newscast 04-21-15

Apr 21, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, a Montana Senate Committee has voted against confirming Jonathan Motl as Commissioner of Political Practices.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s office has fired its former public information officer for lying.

A Thompson Falls man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of neglecting an elderly man with dementia and illegally gaining ownership of his money and property.

Author Jon Krakauer’s new book, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town is released today.

Evening Newscast 04-20-15

Apr 20, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Tuesday sees the release of Author Jon Krakauer’s new book, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s office has fired its former public information officer for lying.

A federal judge in Helena ordered developer Tim Blixeth back to jail today, saying he failed to disclose what happened to $13.8 million from a Mexico resort sale.

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