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Evening Newscast 10-18-17

21 hours ago
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Multiple wildfires discovered yesterday continue burning across Flathead County. High winds took down power lines and caused smoldering debris piles to escape their perimeters.

Several Montana Republicans hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester are loaning themselves money to prime their campaign war chests as election season get started.

Evening Newscast 10-17-17

Oct 17, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The ACLU of Montana is challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative that would require transgender residents to use public bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth.

The University of Montana announced today that it will try to cut excess personnel through a voluntary severance strategy.

High winds in the Flathead Valley are stirring up fires and causing power outages. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says fire crews are still responding to fires reported outside of Kalispell.

Evening Newscast 10-16-17

Oct 16, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Republican Representative Greg Gianforte has raised $252,000 dollars since July for next year's election for Montana's sole U.S. House seat, while two Democratic challengers took in about twice as much combined over the same period, according to campaign filings.

Federal regulators are allowing two companies offering health insurance through the individual market in Montana to file rate increases after President Donald Trump's decision last week to end federal subsidies for low- to middle-income workers, the state's insurance commissioner said Monday.

Political salvos are flying between Governor Steve Bullock and Republicans amid a waiting game and hints of a special legislative session to potentially solve the budget crisis.

Wildlife officials say one or more poachers illegally shot eight mule deer in eastern Montana with a type of ammunition used for small game that likely caused the animals to suffer considerably.

Evening Newscast 10-13-17

Oct 13, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's insurance commissioner says two of the three companies offering health insurance through the individual market in the state cannot adjust their rates following President Donald Trump's decision to end federal subsidies for low- to middle-income people.

The University of Providence in Great Falls plans to add men's and women's hockey, beginning in the fall of 2018.

Homeowners in Seeley Lake are offering their summer residences to displaced victims of California wildfires.

Evening Newscast 10-12-17

Oct 12, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Congressman Greg Gianforte is inviting the public to be on a conference call with him tonight at 6:05 PM. His office announced the event via a press release at 3 o’clock this afternoon. A link to register for the call is available on our website, 

A state inspection team found no quagga or zebra mussels at Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs this week in their last checks of the year for the aquatic invasive species.

Power is now restored to nearly all Northwestern Energy customers along the Hi-Line.