Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 06-16-2014

Jun 16, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A group hired by the Montana Public Service Commission has found that Northwestern Energy hasn't budgeted enough for the maintenance of  11 dams  the company is trying to purchase. Signature gatherers are out in force as the Friday ballot initiative deadline looms. And later in the program we have an interview with Aaron Parrett about his new book: Montana: then and now.

Newscast 06-13-2014

Jun 13, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A look at the "Big Drift", the 80 foot obstacle that's keeping crews from reaching the summit of Logan Pass. The findings of an independent review shows the Missoula Police Department is improving its response to reports of sexual assault. And an interview with convicted felon Barry Beach, whose fourth application for clemency was just denied by the Montana Parole Board.

 

Newscast for 06-12-2014

Jun 12, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The body of the man whose car fell into the Clark Fork on Tuesday has been identified. Katrin Frye has a report from the scene of the Plum Creek fiberboard plant explosion. And teachers at Paxson Elementary are running drills to prepare for the worst-case scenario in a school lockdown.

Newscast 06-11-2014

Jun 11, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A body has been recovered from a vehicle submerged in the Clark Fork. A man will continue to serve a 100-year prison sentence after the Board of Pardons rejects his clemency application. And Missoula Authorities are planning a crackdown on uncontrolled dogs.

Newscast 06-10-2014

Jun 10, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

An agreement brings an end of the scuffle between the Missoula County Attorney's Office and the DOJ.  An explosion at a fiberboard plant rocks through Columbia Falls. And the Cabin Gulch logging plan moves forward despite pressure from environmental groups.

Newscast 06-09-2014

Jun 9, 2014

A press conference is scheduled tomorrow to announce agreements between the Missoula County Attorney and DOJ over the department's investigation into sexual assaults cases. We'll also bring you an update on the state of veteran's healthcare in Montana. And what the large snowpack and low rainfall did for water levels around the state.
 

Newcast 06-06-2014

Jun 6, 2014

A suicide in White Sulpher Springs has the Montana Department of Justice investigating. The Dollar Tree Corporation could be facing heavy fines for safety violations at its Missoula store. And a woman in Billings is charged for making 5 allegedly false rape reports over the past 5 years. 

Newscast 06-05-2014

Jun 5, 2014

The state Senate is hoping to appoint a new political practices commissioner. We'll also tell you about a new health care call center opening in Great Falls. And the director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra Joseph Henry has died at age 84.

Newscast 06-04-2014

Jun 4, 2014

The results are in for primary elections across Montana. We'll be hearing from Steve Daines, John Walsh and other primary winners. And in Hamilton, a high school student is jailed after threatening to kill classmates at his graduation.

Newscast 06-03-2014

Jun 3, 2014

There's still time to vote in primary elections across Montana. We'll also bring you information on Governor Bullock's nominee for the Montana Supreme Court. And a reward is offered for information on a dead grizzly bear in Gallatin National Forest.
 

Newscast 06-02-2014

Jun 2, 2014

Montanans speak out after President Obama announces an ambitious carbon reduction plan. We'll also hear from new UM men's basketball's head coach Travis DeCuire. And Corrections Officer Landee Holloway talks about the challenges facing former Prisoners as they re-enter society.

Newscast 05-30-2014

May 30, 2014

State officials improve computer security after a health department server is hacked. We'll also tell you about a murder-suicide near Superior. And on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, news director Sally Mauk talks with Lee Newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the effectiveness of attack ads - and the importance of voting in next week's primary election.

Newcast 05-29-2014

May 29, 2014

State investigators have been called in to investigate two deaths near Superior. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye has an update on the effort to reach a controversial water compact agreement on the Flathead Reservation. And in our feature interview, General Manager William Marcus talks with News Director Sally Mauk, who is wrapping up her last week at Montana Public Radio.
 

Newscast 05-28-2014

May 28, 2014

Governor Bullock proposes funding of early childhood education. We'll also tell you how former Governor Brian Schweitzer stands to make a lot of money from the sale of some mining claims. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien profiles three of the five Republican candidates for the U.S. House.

Newscast 05-27-2014

May 27, 2014

Montana Tribal Leaders say Indian Health Service is not providing needed health care. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye looks at the impact of a Flathead abortion clinic being closed. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Clark Fork River advocates about clean-up of the old Smurfit-Stone Mill site.

Newscast 05-26-2014

May 26, 2014

Montanans turn out to remember and honor those who serve and have given the ultimate sacrifice for their nation. We'll also take you to a whitewater festival in Bigfork. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Whitney Williams - who's dad, Pat served 18 years as Montana's representative in the US House. Her mom, Carol, wielded significant power in the state legislature.
 

Newscast 05-23-2014

May 23, 2014

A Helena woman dies in a one-vehicle rollover. We'll also tell you about how Montana's Veterans Affairs' system compares to other VA facilities around the country. And on "Campaign Beat" our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee Newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the latest campaign ads featuring women who have been victims of violence.
 

Newscast 05-22-2014

May 22, 2014

Montana landowners will be able to kill up to 100 wolves a year under a new proposal. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye gives us a tour of some edible plants. And in our feature story, reporter Edward O'Brien profiles the candidates in Missoula's Democratic primary for sheriff.

Newscast 05-21-2014

May 21, 2014

Four couples sue to overturn Montana's ban on gay marriage. We'll also tell you about a Missoula man's plea of not guilty to killing a German exchange student. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks issues with Senator John Walsh.

Newscast 05-20-2014

May 20, 2014

Fire scientists warn of more megafires as the climate changes. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a growing sport in Montana - lacrosse. And in our feature story, reporter Edward O'Brien profiles the candidates in the Democratic primary race for U.S. House.

Newscast 05-19-2014

May 19, 2014

Two women are killed in a car crash near Ronan. We'll also tell you about some baseball-size hail and funnel clouds that damaged property in southeast Montana. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Republican U.S.  House candidate Ryan Zinke.

 

Newscast 5-16-2014

May 16, 2014

The University of Montana get its largest-ever research award. We'll also tell you how much the state's unemployment rate dropped. And on Campaign Beat, our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee Newspapers capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about attack ads and campaign endorsements.

Newscast 05-15-2015

May 15, 2014

Grizzly bears in Montana could be off the endangered species list in two years. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye takes us to a river honoring ceremony on the Flathead Reservation. And in the second of our two-part series on the Missoula country attorney race, News Director Sally Mauk talks with candidate Josh Van De Wetering about changes he would like to see in the county attorney's office.

Newscast 05-14-2014

May 14, 2014

Hyundai says it will appeal a verdict awarding millions of dollars to the families of two Montana teens killed in a Hyundai vehicle. We'll also tell you about a meeting of officials worried about protecting your water. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Missoula county attorney candidate Kirsten Pabst about her views of that office. 

 

Newscast 05-13-2014

May 13, 2014

Negotiations will resume on the contentious Flathead Water Compact. Flathead reporter Katrin Fyre takes us to a workshop on backcountry horse packing. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Rocky Mountain labs scientist about the dangers of hantavirus.
 

Newscast 05-12-2014

May 12, 2014

A Missoula woman dies in a house fire. We'll also tell you what kind of summer fire season to expect. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Bohlinger about his stand on everything from balancing the budget to building the Keystone Pipeline.

Newscast 05-09-2014

May 9, 2014

Medicaid Expansion may not be dead in Montana. We'll also have the latest on spring snowpack and the outlook for flooding. And on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee Newspaper capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the role of superpacs in the primary races - and the latest TV campaign ads. 

Newscast 05-08-2014

May 8, 2014

The state backs off a plan to allow special elk-kill permits this spring. Flathead

Reporter Katrin Frye visits with some Montanans who have hit the century

mark. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the head

of adventure cycling about the growing bike tourism industry.

Newscast 05-07-2014

May 7, 2014

A Hazmat team responded to a rail car chemical leak in Great Falls. We'll also

tell you why the Montana State University campus was locked down for part of

the day. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with

Congressman Steve Daines, who is running in the Republican primary for U.S.

Senate.

Newscast 05-06-2014

May 6, 2014

That new report on climate change released today outlines big changes for our forests. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye takes us to the setup of the 25th annual Forestry Expo. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with biologist Ray Huey about how our changing climate is affecting the tropics.

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