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Evening Newscast 10-07-16

Oct 7, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Groups trying to influence the outcome of a Montana Supreme Court race are on track to set a record for the most fundraising collected for a justice seat. 

Newly released documents show a Montana state senator was fined $500 and had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges suspended after pleading guilty to poaching a whitetail deer.

The head of the Montana Department of Corrections defended his agency Thursday after state auditors told a legislative committee that the department broke the law by housing adults at youth correctional facilities. 

Evening Newscast 10-06-16

Oct 6, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The head of the Montana Department of Corrections defended his agency today after state auditors told a legislative committee that the department broke the law by housing adults at youth correctional facilities.

The Montana governor's race has generated more broadcast television ads than all but one of the 12 states with gubernatorial elections this year.

State School Superintendent Denise Juneau was asked during last night’s debate what she would do to protect the rights of LBGT individuals.

Evening Newscast 10-05-16

Oct 5, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke will meet in their third debate in the race for Montana's U.S. House seat tonight.

The federal government is using a new assessment of mineral resources in six Western states to decide whether to ban potential mining on the land to protect an imperiled bird called the sage grouse.

Federal and tribal wildlife agencies are offering a four thousand dollar reward for information about the illegal shooting of a female grizzly bear north of St Ignatius.

Evening Newscast 10-04-16

Oct 4, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

An audit says the Montana Department of Corrections is breaking the law by housing youth and adult offenders in the same facility, and by sending girl offenders out of state.

A Kalispell woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her toddler son more than a year after the child was beaten by her former boyfriend.

A 17-year-old grizzly bear has been relocated in northwest Montana after killing a domestic pig. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the 524-pound male bear was trapped in the Seventeen Mile Creek area of the Yaak Valley on Thursday and moved to a different area of the Yaak the same day.

Evening Newscast 10-03-16

Oct 3, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte is pouring more of his own money into his campaign to unseat Democratic Governor Steve Bullock.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has favorably reviewed a proposal to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming out of a Washington port. 

A battered and blood-streaked survivor of a bear attack shot a video of himself on his way to the hospital in which he says, "Life sucks in bear country." 

Evening Newscast 09-30-16

Sep 30, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana's elections regulator says blogs that provide political commentary penned by anonymous authors are not subject to campaign finance reporting and disclosure laws. 

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is asking state lawmakers to pass an automatic voter registration bill in the next legislative session.

Biologists and wildlife officials have released 18 black-footed ferrets on the Crow Reservation.

Evening Newscast 09-29-16

Sep 29, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana Democrats launched a double salvo against Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte this week.

A federal judge has ordered former luxury real estate mogul Tim Blixeth to pay $286 million to creditors of a Montana club for the ultrarich that he's accused of fleecing for personal gain. 

Montana is getting a $2 million federal grant to help clear its backlog of so-called rape kits.

Evening Newscast 09-28-16

Sep 28, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The city of Bozeman is hiring a lobbyist to push for local sales taxes during the 2017 legislative session.

This week the Department of Interior asked a federal judge to give them more time to respond to a lawsuit over cancelled oil and gas leases in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.

A new budget analysis projects that the state’s general fund balance will fall by more than half by the end of 2017. That’s because state revenues are expected to continue declining into the next fiscal year.

Evening Newscast 09-27-16

Sep 27, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

An organization that advocates for abused and neglected children faces an uncertain future due to a lack of funding, but its work will continue.

A high-ranking Democratic lawmaker opposes removing federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears without more stringent restrictions on future hunts for the animals.

Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to study whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the animal's survival.

Evening Newscast 09-26-16

Sep 26, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Government investigators are due in Yellowstone National Park tomorrow to look into an employee's claims of sexual exploitation of female workers, and financial misconduct.

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency is depending on partnerships with states and private organizations to manage 60 million acres in need of restoration because of staff and budget cuts.

Authorities say a man lured two women into a Montana-based sex trafficking scheme, and had just recruited three teenage girls from the Midwest before he was arrested.