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Evening Newscast 06-07-16

Jun 7, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Secretary of State's office says early voting is going smoothly in Montana's primary election.

Montana's primary election features contested races for president, state Supreme Court, Public Service Commission, and a slate of legislative races.

Glacier National Park saw a record of more than 178-thousand visitors in May, an increase of more than 32 percent over last May.

A 61-year-old man died after a tree fell on him at a commercial logging camp near Lake Mary Ronan, west of Flathead Lake.

Evening Newscast 06-06-16

Jun 6, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Kalispell Regional Healthcare plans to break ground this summer on an estimated $40 million pediatric center to bring urgent and specialized care for children closer to home.

Montana voters will play a role in deciding whether Hillary Clinton sews up the Democratic presidential nomination.

Wildlife officials hope this summer to restore a population of black-footed ferrets to a pair of western Wyoming ranches where the species, for a time believed extinct, was rediscovered in the wild 35 years ago.

Evening Newscast 06-03-16

Jun 3, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana and federal officials say they've reached a tentative agreement on the removal of more contaminated mine waste around Butte.

A partial owner of Talen Energy Corporation, which is the operator and co-owner of Montana's Colstrip power plant, is seeking to buy the entire company in a $1.8 billion deal.

The Bozeman Chronicle reports that American Airlines will immediately begin offering daily flights between Bozeman and its hub in Dallas/Fort Worth. 

Evening Newscast 06-02-16

Jun 2, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A Canadian man who loaded a bison calf he came across in Yellowstone National Park into his SUV on May 9th has been fined $735 by a federal magistrate.

Candidates in Montana’s primary election can gather signatures for ballot initiatives at polling places, but they better be careful about it.

As candidates work to get out the vote for Tuesday's primary election, more than a fifth of Montana's registered voters have already cast ballots.

Evening Newscast 06-01-16

Jun 1, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Federal charges have been filed against two men accused of robbing a Missoula convenience store, carjacking a family from Washington state, and shooting at police during a chase.

Wildlife authorities shot and killed a female grizzly bear after she killed sheep twice on a ranch southeast of Valier.

A Montana State Prison inmate, a former inmate, and a former prison laundry worker have been arraigned on federal drug distribution charges that came to light during an investigation into drug smuggling at the prison.

Evening Newscast 05-31-16

May 31, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A group of Republican lawmakers wants the Montana Legislature to hold a special session in August to consider raising campaign contribution limits to be more in line with those in nearby states - or abolishing them altogether.

In the race for Montana’s open Supreme Court seat, District Judge Dirk Sandefur's campaign has raised significantly more than the two other candidates running.

Evening Newscast 05-27-16

May 27, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Law enforcement officers are searching for two men who reportedly robbed a Missoula casino, took a family hostage, and fired shots at pursuing officers before finally freeing the uninjured hostages at separate locations.

Money has been flowing into Montana legislative races at a brisk pace, fueled by political action committees seeking to influence the makeup of the Legislature that convenes in January.

Evening Newscast 05-26-16

May 26, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Senator Jon Tester introduced the water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes into Congress Thursday.

A judge has reinstated voter-approved contribution limits on Montana political parties after striking them down for individuals and political committees. 

Evening Newscast 05-25-16

May 25, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

On the eve of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Billings tomorrow, Republican Representative Ryan Zinke became the twelfth congressman to endorse the presumptive GOP nominee. 

A company started with money embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Tribe has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming to be a minority-owned business. 

Montana health insurance providers and representatives of air ambulance companies say they'd consider negotiations and possibly binding arbitration as a way to set acceptable rates and prevent air ambulance patients from being shocked by their bills.

Evening Newscast 05-24-16

May 24, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

An anti-abortion group is asking a federal judge to prevent Montana's commissioner of political practices from seeking penalties against it for mailings it sent during the 2012 Republican primary elections.

An environmental group has sued federal officials over the potential transfer of the National Bison Range to American Indian tribes in Montana.

Hecla Mining Company has reached a nearly 30 million dollar deal to acquire Mines Management Incorporated, the owner of the Montanore Mine in northwestern Montana.