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Josh Burnham

Senator Jon Tester is ripping the new Senate health care bill; Senator Steve Daines says he needs more time to study it.

In western Montana, nearly 200 firefighters are battling the Lazier Creek 3 Fire, located south of Highway 2 and west of the Thompson River Road.

It’s hot outside, and as many as 3,000 people could be without water in a week due to a severe shortage on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.

Evening Newscast 07-12-17

Jul 12, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Additional crews and fire engines have arrived to fight five separate fires in the Highway 2 corridor in northwestern Montana.

Missoula County is suing the owner of an industrial site near Frenchtown over more than $1.2 million in overdue property taxes.

Montana’s Republican Commissioner of Securities and Insurance won’t say he’s going to challenge Democrat Jon Tester for Montana’s Senate seat that's up in 2018 – but Matt Rosendale also isn’t saying he won't run.

The Associated Press is reporting that Senator Tester has added another $2 million to his campaign war chest as he prepares to face his eventual Republican opponent.

Evening Newscast 07-11-17

Jul 11, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Fire officials are now investigating whether a person is responsible for starting the big fire burning near Zortman.

Montana’s health insurance companies are asking for rate increases for 2018 ranging from two percent to 23 percent.

Montana's chief political watchdog says the state Republican Party has failed to comply with an earlier ruling requiring it to provide better detail about electioneering activities in last fall's legislative elections.

Yesterday Glacier National Park announced that it would begin easing restrictions for motor boats on Lake McDonald. 

Evening Newscast 07-10-17

Jul 10, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana’s backlogged sexual assault evidence kits will undergo lab testing beginning this month.

Several large fires continue to burn across Montana following a weekend of record-breaking heat and dry lightning fires.

The Montana Supreme Court has adopted an interim rule allowing accommodations for breastfeeding mothers while taking the state bar exam.

Police in Billings say they're now investigating the case of a missing man as a possible homicide.

A sound check on the main festival stage at the Montana Folk Festival this afternoon
Josh Burnham

The Montana Folk Festival in Butte kicks off tonight. This year is its 10th anniversary, and it’s a significant boost to the Copper city’s economy.

Earlier today, staff at the Uptown Cafe were busy preparing for the expected dinner rush. Mary McAlexander, the manager said, “Business for us quadruples on this weekend from what it would normally be, so we love it.”