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Morning Newscast 05-16-16

May 16, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

 Several hundred Republicans in Billings have chosen delegates to represent Montana at the party's national convention.

The state is raising awareness of a national crisis text line that offers 24/7 access to crisis counselors.

A Billings-based mental health staffing agency is struggling to find clinical therapists to work with mentally ill inmates at the Yellowstone County jail.

Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear found refuge in a deserted homestead building in northern Montana after being chased by a pickup truck.

Evening Newscast 05-13-16

May 13, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says counties were putting more than 230,000 absentee ballots for the June primary into the mail today.

A federal judge has halted a salvage logging project in northern Idaho at the request of two environmental groups that say it violates the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Several hundred Montana republican party members are gathering in Billings starting tonight to select the state’s delegation for the National GOP Convention, in July.

The Bernie Sanders campaign in Montana today called on grassroots groups of supporters to unify into a single, statewide organization.

Evening Newscast 05-12-16

May 12, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved a proposal for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to purchase nearly 9,500 acres of land from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for $11.1 million.

Advocates for medicinal marijuana in Montana are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a state court decision that drastically restricts the availability of the drug.

According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte’s family foundation is donating $8 million dollars to Montana State University.

Morning Newscast 05-12-16

May 12, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he has a steep climb to close Hillary Clinton's delegate lead in the Democratic presidential primary. But the Vermont lawmaker told a packed arena in Billings last night that he still could end up with more voter-backed delegates than his rival at the party convention.

The Montana Supreme Court this week struck down the final provision of a law to deny services to undocumented immigrants.

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to visit Billings next week in support of the Democratic presidential campaign of his wife, Hillary Clinton. The Billings Gazette reports that the former president will speak in Billings on May 20.

Evening Newscast 05-11-16

May 11, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

An estimated 9,100 people came to Missoula’s Caras park to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak today.

Northwestern Energy's chief executive says his company is in no position to buy parts of the Colstrip power plant to stave off the possible closure of its two oldest units.

A new study says the oil-producing region of North Dakota and Montana leaks 275,000 tons of methane annually. An amount that's less than previously reported.

Morning Newscast 05-11-2016

May 11, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Missoula drivers will be “feeling the Bern” around town today. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be hosting a rally in Caras Park, prompting road closures all around downtown Missoula.

The legal fight over oil and gas drilling leases near Glacier National Park has drawn support of a collation of tribal and conservation leaders.

Authorities have identified a 26-year-old man who died from his injuries after jumping into a shallow pool of water at the base of a waterfall in Glacier National Park.

Evening Newscast 05-10-16

May 10, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana officials want to triple the number of wolves hunters and trappers can kill in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park.

Officials say a spring storm dumped up to 20 inches of snow in the mountains and briefly knocked out power to tens of thousands of people across Montana.

Retired state judge Ed McLean chastised the Missoula County attorney for seeking an immediate ruling on a motion to dismiss the case against Cody Marble, who was convicted of raping a fellow inmate at the juvenile detention center in Missoula in 2002.

Morning Newscast 05-10-16

May 10, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit to a $700 million project to build the nation's largest coal-export terminal in northwest Washington state.

Missoula police are investigating after the former county attorney reportedly removed items from a secure storage area in the county attorney's office last week.

A nonprofit organization says Montana's campaign finance laws are so vague and broad that the state regulator can enforce them against groups he dislikes, while ignoring similar allegations against groups he supports. Attorneys for Montanans for Community Development will ask U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen to rule those laws unconstitutional during a hearing today in Missoula.

Montana officials want to triple the number of gray wolves hunters and trappers can kill in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park. The proposal would increase the annual quota in a hunting district near Gardiner from two wolves to six.

Evening Newscast 05-09-16

May 9, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Missoula County Attorney says her predecessor may have improperly removed a box from what’s supposed to be a secure file storage area.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today denied the permit for the Gateway Pacific terminal in Washington state. That's bad news for the Crow Tribe, which was hoping the port would allow them to open a new mine on the reservation and ship tens of millions of dollars worth of coal overseas.

A nonprofit organization says Montana's campaign finance laws are so vague and broad that the state regulator can enforce them against groups he dislikes, while ignoring similar allegations against groups he does not.

Morning Newscast 05-09-16

May 9, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A federal appeals court is expected to issue a ruling soon that could limit prosecutions of medical marijuana users and dispensaries in eight Western states that allow medical marijuana.

Researchers are working on a plan to study wolverines in four Rocky Mountain states to see if the animals can be reintroduced to some regions to increase the populations and see how they might travel between mountain ranges.

Businesses that offer tour helicopter rides in Glacier National Park are fighting off criticism that the helicopters are making too much noise and disturbing visitors, saying noise pollution is kept to a minimum and not disturbing the wildlife and tranquility of one of the jewels of the national park system.

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