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Morning Newscast 01-29-16

Jan 29, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana commissioner of political practices says his office's docket of campaign complaints is clear for the first time in 18 years.

ExxonMobil is suing NorthWestern Energy, saying power outages at the energy giant's Billings refinery have cost the company millions of dollars.

The Montana State University Library has added the sounds of Yellowstone National Park to its online archive of natural sounds recorded in ecosystems across the West.

Evening Newscast 01-28-16

Jan 28, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana commissioner of political practices says his office's docket of campaign complaints is clear for the first time in 18 years.

The case brought by the city of Missoula against the former owner of the city's water system is set to go before the Montana Supreme Court.

Governor Steve Bullock gave an upbeat assessment of Montana’s economy today as he unveiled his office’s 2015 Economic Development Report.

Morning Newscast 01-28-16

Jan 28, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an eminent domain case involving Mountain Water Company and the city of Missoula.

A bison advocate and a journalist are suing the National Park Service over access to Yellowstone National Park’s bison capture facility.

Public Service Commission chairman Brad Johnson says he's dropping out of the governor's race.

Months after a District Court judge ruled that the booking photo of a registered violent offender could be released as "public justice information," attorneys are at odds about whether it has application statewide.

Evening Newscast 01-27-16

Jan 27, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Public Service Commission chairman Brad Johnson says he's dropping out of the governor's race.

Federal and state officials have recommended the Interior Department move forward in its consideration of two coal mining projects in Montana and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.

The Idaho-based New Jersey Mining Company has purchased a 50 percent stake in the Butte Highlands Mine.

Morning Newscast 01-27-16

Jan 27, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

An Obama administration effort to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test this week as companies seek to advance two major mining projects in the Western states.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox officially filed for re-election yesterday.

The commissioner of political practices has found campaign violations by two candidates and a student organization in the 2014 elections.

Evening Newscast 01-26-16

Jan 26, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The latest unemployment numbers say the state jobless rate fell by a tenth of a percentage point in December to an even four percent.

The commissioner of political practices has found campaign violations by two candidates and a student organization in the 2014 elections.

Montana has seen almost seven straight years of economic growth now, and more is forecasted for the future.

Morning Newscast 01-26-16

Jan 26, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office identified the snowmobiler who was killed in an avalanche near Whitefish on Saturday as 33 year-old Geoffrey Richard Caldbeck from Kila.

Ten people have died in avalanches across the West in the last 10 days, making this month the deadliest January for slides in nearly 20 years.

State education officials say Montana schools are doing a better job of identifying homeless students and getting them the support and services they need.

The Montana Public Service Commission has approved a permanent rate increase for NorthWestern Energy customers. The $22 million increase will add 38 cents to an average customer's monthly bills.

Evening Newscast 01-25-16

Jan 25, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a snowmobiler who was killed in an avalanche near Whitefish on Saturday.

A NorthWestern Energy rate hike that reflects the utility's increased property taxes has become permanent.

Last year’s tourism numbers were up almost eight percent over 2014.

State education officials say Montana schools are doing a better job of identifying homeless students, and getting them the support and services they need.

Evening Newscast 01-22-16

Jan 22, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

University of Montana president Royce Engstrom says the school will lay off 27 employees by July.

Author John Krakauer will get a hearing before the Montana State Supreme Court in April. The best-selling author and investigative journalist is arguing that the University of Montana should make public its disciplinary records for former Grizzlies quarterback Jordan Johnson.

On Wednesday four Montana state senators testified before a legislative committee in Washington state. They said that even a partial closure of the Colstrip coal-fired power plant that supplies electricity to Washington would raise power rates in both states and cause big job losses in Montana.

Two bison cows and one calf were wounded during the Montana bison hunt today on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park.

Morning Newscast 01-22-16

Jan 22, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Yesterday, in his first stump speech in the state capitol since announcing a bid for governor, Greg Gianforte said he would not take special interest PAC money in his campaign.

A Havre teenager who pleaded guilty to attempted deliberate homicide for stabbing three Montana State University-Northern students has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.

A Northwestern Montana woman has been convicted of trying to mail a loaded gun, ammunition and other weapons to U.S. Sen. John Tester.

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