Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 10-27-17

Oct 27, 2017

The deadline is only a month away for American Indian tribal members who want to receive their share of a $3.4 billion settlement.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other federal officials are distancing themselves from a multi-million dollar contract between a small Montana company and Puerto Rico’s electric utility.

A University of Montana task force says cuts to tenured faculty are not off the table as it examines ways to fix the university's budget problems.

The Columbia Falls Aluminum Company says it’s started reimbursing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for costs associated with assessing contamination at the CFAC Superfund Site.

Evening Newscast 10-26-17

Oct 26, 2017

State agencies are wrapping up cleanup operations on a western Montana mine that caused high mercury concentrations in fish in nearby bodies of water.

The coach for the combined Plains/Hot Springs wrestling team has died in a head-on crash in northwestern Montana.

Evening Newscast 10-25-17

Oct 25, 2017

Disability Rights Montana has filed a lawsuit against the Office of Public Instruction and a rural Montana school district alleging a 16-year-old boy with disabilities has not received any formal education in three years, in violation of federal law.

Today, Governor Steve Bullock named Galen Hollenbaugh commissioner of the state's Department of Labor and Industry.

Evening Newscast 10-24-17

Oct 24, 2017

A trial is underway in the case of a Florence pain doctor charged in the overdose deaths of two patients.

A company that wants to build a large sea terminal in Washington to export coal to Asia is challenging that state's decision to deny a key permit.

Steve Daines and three other Republican senators released draft legislation they say would reverse the so-called Cottonwood Decision. 

Evening Newscast 10-23-17

Oct 23, 2017

A federal appeals court says the campaign contribution limits Montana voters enacted in 1994 are constitutional.

Montana wildlife managers are bolstering their efforts to look for chronic wasting disease this fall.

Officials in western Montana are warning hikers to use care after a mountain lion was spotted. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says the mountain lion was seen on the south side of Mount Helena.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is adding an additional public scoping meeting for the proposed Black Butte copper mine outside White Sulpher Springs. That brings the number of scheduled meetings to four.