Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

The Army War College has found Sen. John Walsh guilty of plagiarism, and revoked his master's degree. Montana's insurance commissioner issues a new rule for prescription drug coverage. And our political analysts take a look at Montana's state legislative races and ads.

The two candidates for Missoula County Sheriff have very different opinions about the ruling that one of them broke campaign finance laws. We'll have reactions from both of them.  Also, U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis uses a Billings rally to chastise her opponent, Steve Daines, for what she says is a poor record on women's issues.

The flu officially arrives in Montana. Groups from across the state meet to decide the future of a bison herd. We'll hear three different opinions on how they should be managed. And an author and survivor of wars in South Sudan arrives in Missoula to give some high school students some perspective.

A federal court with jurisdiction in Montana throws out gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. State wildlife officials are considering anonymity for hunters. Sen. Jon Tester wants Congressional debate on funding to fight ISIS. And health officials in Omaha offer Missoula advice for accepting patients with Ebola.

Absentee voting starts today in Montana. Gay marriage advocates are applauding today's Supreme Court decision. Montana's U.S. House candidates turn in a more spirited performance this weekend in Bozeman. And a reporter in Polson is arrested while doing his job.

Gov. Bullock continued his tour of Montana last night, making his case for a new carbon emission plan. The federal government is setting tougher emission standards across the country, and that has some people in the coal industry worried about losing their jobs. Eric Whitney will have more from last night's public meeting in Missoula.

We'll also have political analysis of this week's congressional debate between U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan Zinke.

The U.S. Forest Service says it had to go hundreds of millions of dollars over budget this year to fight fires in Montana, but it shouldn't affect other areas of forest management.

We'll also speak with an economics expert who has ideas about how to help curb firefighting costs, and talks about protecting private homes near public lands.

Governor Bullock's climate plan gets a chilly reception in Montana's coal country. And there's been a change in plan to relocate a group of bison out of Yellowstone.

Governor Bullock's ideas for how to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants gets its first public airing tonight in Colstrip - we talk to a lawmaker from there. Montana business people who are just back from the state's trade mission to China tell us about their trip. And more Republican leaders join a lawsuit to change Montana voting laws.

The Billings originally sentenced to a month in jail gets a new, 10-year sentence. Montana's campaign season seems like kind of a snoozer so far. And volunteers will help clean up Montana's newest state park this weekend. The infamous trailer of rotting chicken in Missoula is finally buried.

A political analyst says both candidates from Montana's U.S. House seat have to "tread a fine line" in tonight's debate. Missoula's Saint Patrick Hospital says it's ready to treat an ebola patient if the need arises. And we hear from a Missoula doctor who's just returned from the front lines of the ebola fight.

Newscast 09-26-2014

Sep 26, 2014

The Billings originally sentenced to a month in jail gets a new, 10-year sentence.

Montana's campaign season seems like kind of a snoozer so far.

And volunteers will help clean up Montana's newest state park this weekend.

The infamous trailer of rotting chicken in Missoula is finally buried.

The U.S. Forest Service is extending the comment period on its controversial policy of requiring permits to film or take pictures in wilderness. We'll hear from the four men running for Montana's Supreme Court. And a second European man is punished for piloting a drone in Yellowstone National Park.

The head of the Canadian company that's trying to buy Missoula's water system says they're in Montana for the long haul.Missoula's Mayor says he's not sure that company can even legally buy the city water system. Montana supreme court candidates debate. And a truckload of raw chicken is held for ransom on I-90.

Tribes from the U.S and Canada sign a new "Buffalo Treaty." A Lolo area man is dead in an accidental shooting. A Missoula principal in hot water announces his retirement. And we hear from the new publisher of Missoula's daily newspaper.

Newscast 09-22-2014

Sep 22, 2014

A late-season fire in Missoula is quickly brought under control. The University of Montana talks about why enrollment is down again this year. And a leading Montana climate scientist says it looks like the state is making progress in talking about climate change.

Newscast 09-19-2014

Sep 19, 2014

Missoula's city water system is potentially sold to a Canadian company. Sally Mauk takes a look at the latest campaign ads. And renewable energy advocates want to change how Montanans pay their utility bills.

Newscast 09-18-2014

Sep 18, 2014

A new center to research and help prevent suicide has been approved at Montana State University. Montana's coal-fired power plants emit as much carbon dioxide as Mongolia. And a prominent lawyer says banning voter registration on election day would be especially bad for Native Americans.

Newscast for 09-17-2014

Sep 17, 2014

Time is running out to comment on Montana's new state water plan. A Polson man is sentenced to 50 years in a murder-for-hire case. We look at why working oil industry jobs in North Dakota is so dangerous. And we have a commentary on the upcoming Montana trade mission to China.

Newscast for 09-16-2014

Sep 16, 2014

Montana's U.S. Senate candidates have agreed to debate next month in Billings. A Massachusetts Senator is pushing a measure to halt coal leases on public lands. And Missoula's Mountain Water has secured enough supply for a new, 1500-home development.

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Sep 15, 2014

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Sep 12, 2014

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Sep 11, 2014

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Sep 10, 2014

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Sep 9, 2014

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Sep 8, 2014

Newscast 09-05-2014

Sep 5, 2014

A federal budget gap is keeping the Montana National Guard from training until late September, a Missoula company is awarded a large settlement in a lawsuit against the largest school bus maker in the country, and both the Curtis and Daines campaigns are employing individuals to physically track the every move of their rivals' campaigns.

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Sep 4, 2014

Newcast 09-03-2014

Sep 3, 2014

Police in Great Falls are asking for help finding a potential witness to the death of Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn. We'll also hear from the chairman of the Public Service  Commission on its impending vote on the sale of eleven Montana dams, and a new report says hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are seeing a lot more revenue...

Newscast 09-02-2014

Sep 2, 2014

A plane carrying four passengers crashes in the Great Falls area. Police indentify a Louisiana man who was shot and killed outside of a Missoula strip club earlier this week. A principal and a vice-principal of a Missoula high school are suspended for five days without pay.