Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Evening Newscast 03-31-15

3 hours ago
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast: Today at the state Legislature, the House of Representatives voted down a bill to allow concealed weapons on college campuses.

Authorities on the high line have recovered the body of a Canadian man, the last of three foreign tourists who were found dead after going missing during a November fishing trip.

VA secretary Robert McDonald is hearing a range of concerns about his agency's performance on a two-day tour of VA facilities in Montana.

Evening Newscast 03-30-15

Mar 30, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast: The state Senate has passed a Republican lawmaker's compromise Medicaid expansion bill.

Some conservation groups and outdoor-related business are critical of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines for his vote on an amendment related to federal land transfers.

A federal appeals court has affirmed the mental competency of a man sentenced to die for kidnapping, torturing and murdering an Idaho boy in 2005.

Ravalli County officials have released the name of a 74-year-old Conner man who died after falling into the Bitterroot River while fishing.

Evening Newscast 03-26-15

Mar 26, 2015
Josh Burnham

A problem with the company that’s administering Montana's student achievement tests has postponed the start of the so-called “Smarter Balanced” exams.

Top executives from Montana's largest mining company are relocating to Denver and plan to close its corporate offices in Billings.

A 74-year-old Darby-area man drowned in the Bitterroot River yesterday after the boat he and two others were in struck a submerged log, throwing all three men into the river.

Morning Newscast 03-26-15

Mar 26, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Veterans Administration has made a change that should make it easier for Montana vets to get health care.

Montana senators have endorsed the only surviving bill to raise highway speed limits.

State and federal regulators say the response to a 30,000 gallon oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River is shifting from emergency crude recovery to long-term monitoring and remediation.

The last-standing Medicaid expansion bill in the Montana Legislature has had a second hearing after it stalled in a different committee.

Evening Newscast 03-25-15

Mar 25, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, State and federal regulators say the response to a 30,000-gallon oil spill into the Yellowstone River near Glendive is shifting from emergency crude recovery to long-term monitoring and remediation.

The Veterans Administration has made a change that should make it easier for Montana vets to get health care.

Critics of a Montana “religious freedom” bill say that the measure would actually promote discrimination, even anarchy, if it’s passed.

Morning Newscast 03-25-15

Mar 25, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Montana House yesterday passed a bill requiring fetuses past twenty weeks of gestation to be anesthetized before any surgery.

A House tax panel is expected to take action this week on a three-year state revenue estimate that's a compromise between the latest recommendations from lawmakers and the governor's office.

The Federal Aviation Administration yesterday approved expansion of the Powder River Training Complex, a huge new airspace for military bombers to practice.

Evening Newscast 03-24-15

Mar 24, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, State Department of Revenue officials today sided against former real estate mogul Tim Blixeth, who challenged the state's tax claims.

A new study has found no evidence that forests infested with mountain pine beetles are more likely to burn than healthy ones.

A University of Montana student is recovering from a hantavirus infection that left him hospitalized for nine days.

Morning Newscast 03-24-15

Mar 24, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, a bill signed by Montana's governor could pave the way to clemency for Barry Beach.

A state Senate committee has stalled in its consideration of a measure to expand Medicaid to low-income Montanans that would require they pay health care premiums and copayments.

Montana lawmakers have rejected a move designed to eliminate some of Montana's least populated counties.

Montana lawmakers are considering whether to appropriate state funds to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

Evening Newscast 03-23-15

Mar 23, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Montana senators have given nearly unanimous approval to a slate of bills that would boost community-based mental health care.

A Glacier National Park ranger shot and killed a mountain lion this weekend as it fought with a park employee's dog.

Tuesday at the Montana Legislature, one state lawmaker is going on the defensive to protect the Colstrip power plant and the surrounding community.

Morning Newscast 03-23-15

Mar 23, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald will tour Montana VA facilities on March 31 and April 1.

The Legislature has passed a measure to update Montana's indecent exposure law and to include electronic transmission of images.

Medical professionals from across the country met at the University of Montana to brainstorm ideas on how to solve the health care problems of rural communities.

An auction to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls grossed just over $5.6 million.

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