Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Evening Newscast 04-17-15

Apr 17, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's Evening Newscast: A fire at an automobile salvage yard near Somers sent thick plumes of black smoke throughout the Flathead Valley this afternoon.

Missoula residents are also seeing smoke this afternoon from a controlled burn at Blue Mountain, west of the city. The Lolo National Forest reported, quote, “beautiful” results from the prescribed fire on their Facebook page a few hours ago.

Montana’s compromise Medicaid expansion bill came a step closer to becoming law today.

Today at the state Legislature, the Senate Finance and Claims Committee passed a bill to increase prices on hunting tags.

Morning Newscast 04-17-15

Apr 17, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the largest and last of seven Montana tribal compacts has passed out of the state Legislature and will soon move to the U.S. Congress for authorization.

Technological glitches aren't stopping most of Montana's school districts from administering tests linked to Common Core.

Republican representatives have advanced a proposal to provide tax credits for anyone who donates to certain educational programs, both public and private.

Evening Newscast 04-16-15

Apr 16, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, bills on education funding and human trafficking both advanced at the legislature today, and moved to within one vote of going to the Governor’s desk.

Technological glitches aren't stopping most of Montana's school districts from administering tests linked to Common Core.

Morning Newscast 04-16-15

Apr 16, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Montana House yesterday debated and approved the Flathead Reservation water compact.

A measure requiring more disclosure surrounding campaign donations has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor for his signature.

Missoula's Samantha Moore thinks she may know why Montana produces so many AmeriCorps volunteers; more than any other state according to new data from the federal agency that runs the program.

As expected, the state House rejected the Senate's work on the state's main budget bill.

Evening Newscast 04-15-15

Apr 15, 2015
Josh Burnham

    

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, the Montana House narrowly approved the Flathead Reservation Water Compact after more than three hours of debate on the House floor.

A measure requiring more disclosure surrounding campaign donations has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor for his signature.

Morning Newscast 04-15-15

Apr 15, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the proposed Flathead Water Compact will come up for a vote in the Montana House today.

Gov. Steve Bullock is ramping up fundraising for his 2016 campaign.

The final deadline to file state and federal tax returns is now just hours off.

A state Senate panel has approved a plan to keep certain sex offenders from living near children.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass a bill yesterday that would create a two-year study on the Office of the State Public Defender.

Evening Newscast 04-14-15

Apr 14, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, the proposed Flathead Water Compact will come up for a vote in the Montana House tomorrow.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal game wardens killed six bighorn sheep that escaped from the National Bison Range over concerns that they could have been exposed to pneumonia.

Federal land managers plan a summer roundup of wild horses from Montana's Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range to curb the size of its herd.

Morning Newscast 04-14-15

Apr 14, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, at the state legislature yesterday, a Republican-led House panel voted down the Flathead water compact, but that doesn’t mean the bill is dead.

The final pieces of a Republican plan to expand mental health care are approaching approval in the Legislature.

The Montana Legislature has passed a bill to join every other state in outlawing bullying.

The Montana Democratic Party has appointed Nancy Keenan as its new executive director.

Evening Newscast 04-13-15

Apr 13, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, a Republican-led House panel voted down the Flathead water compact, but that doesn’t mean the bill is dead.

Also in legislation, lawmakers passed a bill Monday to join every other state in outlawing bullying.

The Montana Democratic Party has appointed Nancy Keenan as its new executive director.

Morning Newscast 04-13-15

Apr 13, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the state House Judiciary Committee held a rare Saturday hearing on the Flathead tribal water rights this weekend.

Government scientists say a warming climate could significantly reduce the amount of greater sage grouse habitat in portions of Wyoming, a key stronghold for the troubled bird species.

A 28 year old Bozeman skier has died after being swept over a rock face by a small avalanche in Gallatin County.

The Bonner School superintendent has been charged with misdemeanor assault of a family member.

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