Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Evening Newscast 03-19-15

Mar 19, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Governor Steve Bullock had strong words today for House Republicans as they continue to shut out Democratic attempts to restore programs and funding proposed in his biennial budget.

A new bill to expand Medicaid in Montana gets its first hearing in the state legislature tomorrow.

Democrats in the Montana House Thursday tried to resurrect Governor Steve Bullock’s “Early Edge” plan for statewide pre-school programs.

Morning Newscast 03-19-15

Mar 19, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, attorneys presented their opening arguments yesterday in the city of Missoula’s lawsuit to force the sale of its water utility from current owner the Carlyle Group.

The Montana House has begun a contentious two-day debate on the state's biennial budget, making last session's bipartisan House budget deal seem a distant memory.

Federal judicial officials have been ordered to preserve hundreds of racist and inappropriate emails that prompted Montana's former chief U.S. District Judge to resign.

Evening Newscast 03-18-15

Mar 18, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, a bomb threat prompted evacuation of both Montana State University Billings and its 2-year affiliate program, City College, this morning.

The Montana House began a contentious two-day debate Wednesday on the state's biennial budget, making last session's bipartisan House budget deal seem a distant memory.

Attorneys presented their opening arguments today in the city of Missoula’s lawsuit to force the sale of its water utility from current owners, Mountain Water Company and the Carlyle Group.

Morning Newscast 03-18-15

Mar 18, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, with the governor's Medicaid expansion proposal defeated, a Great Falls lawmaker has unveiled another health coverage plan that also seeks to reduce the number of people in poverty.

Montana Lawmakers are considering a resolution asking Congress and the President to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which President Obama has already vetoed once.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.4 percent in January.

Evening Newscast 03-17-15

Mar 17, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast,  the so-called dark money bill in Montana's legislature took another step forward on Tuesday after passing the Senate last month.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.4 percent in January.

The Montana Legislature would meet every year if Stevensville Senator Fred Thomas gets his way.

A Missoula man serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage last spring has denied any negligence in response to a lawsuit filed by the teen's family.

Morning Newscast 03-17-15

Mar 17, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, former Montana Senator Max Baucus returned to his home state for the first time in over a year Monday night.

Teachers, school officials and lawmakers are debating whether to repeal national education standards that Montana enacted in 2013.

A GOP-led House panel considering the Democratic governor's infrastructure plan allowed about 80 people to testify in support of the measure while no one testified in opposition.

Evening Newscast 03-16-15

Mar 16, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Glendive's water supply was shut down briefly this weekend due to contamination from the January 17th oil spill into the Yellowstone River.

The House has passed a measure to make it illegal for doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

The state House endorsed a bill today that would make it a crime to provide abortion services through telemedicine, which involves doctor’s consultation using video or similar electronic communication.

Morning Newscast 03-16-15

Mar 16, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Missoulian newspaper reports officials are investigating the death of a male student at a University of Montana residence hall yesterday afternoon.

Missoula County authorities say an 18 year old University of Montana student has died in an accidental shooting.

A 54 year old inmate has died after collapsing in his cell at the Missoula County Detention Center.

Evening Newscast 03-13-15

Mar 13, 2015
Josh Burnham

A pair of bills intended to increase privacy in the digital age are making their way through the state legislature.

Montana State University has set a spring enrollment record for the seventh straight year, while the University of Montana reports an enrollment drop of 4.7 percent.

Butte native Rob O'Neill, a retired Navy Seal who said he fired the shots that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, has joined FOX News as a contributor.

Morning Newscast 03-13-15

Mar 13, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Another bill that would make it illegal for doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who ask for it has been endorsed by the House.

Lawmakers have narrowly endorsed a bill to add the chickenpox vaccine to those required for public school students.

Members of Montana's congressional delegation are proposing to make permanent a tax break for coal mined from American Indian Reservations.

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