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Evening Newscast 10-11-17

Oct 11, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A Gallatin County District judge Wednesday released the booking photo of Congressman Greg Gianforte.

Republican legislative leaders say Democratic Governor Steve Bullock has all the authority he needs to cut the state budget to address an expected revenue shortfall, and they aren't interested in a special session to make cuts or raise taxes.

Evening Newscast 10-10-17

Oct 10, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A legislative change in the funding for Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks means game wardens will be required to do more wildlife management work, making them less available for conservation law enforcement needs.

A Missoula-based fire aviation company is pulling planes out of retirement to help battle California’s devastating wildfires.

Evening Newscast 10-09-17

Oct 9, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A pilot program to help protect the Flathead Basin from invasive aquatic mussels faces funding problems.

A federal court is recommending dismissal of a civil complaint filed on behalf of more than two dozen homeless residents of a northwestern Montana Indian reservation in 2013 to prevent them from panhandling during a rodeo weekend.

Newscast 10-06-17

Oct 6, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The owners of one of the largest underground coal mines in the United States said today that the clock is running on potential layoffs at the mine.

The Northern Cheyenne Constitutional Court issued an emergency order yesterday declaring that ongoing efforts to remove Tribal President Jace Killsback from office are illegal.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle and the Belgrade News are being sold next month.

Montana utility regulators have approved more favorable contract terms for a proposed solar farm west of Billings.

Evening Newscast 10-05-17

Oct 5, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Some Republican legislative leaders are now saying Montana will need a special session to deal with the state’s current budget crisis, and that they may be open to targeted, temporary tax increases. 

The Interior Department says it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands
used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.