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Evening Newscast 11-11-15

Nov 11, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana Petroleum Association officials say its executive director is resigning after 10 years on the job. Spokeswoman Jessica Sena said today that Dave Galt submitted his resignation to the association’s board a month ago.

The Canadian province of Alberta wants to bolster its struggling population of sage grouse by relocating up to 120 birds from Montana over the next five years.

All across the state, many people are taking some time to honor the sacrifices of America’s veterans.  Steve Jess attended one of the services, in the capital city.

A Hardin woman has reached a plea agreement for the death of her boyfriend's 6-year-old daughter.

Butte-Silver Bow officials are hoping someone will purchase the Uptown Butte building that used to house NorthWestern Energy so the county doesn't have to assume ownership next year.

Evening Newscast 11-10-15

Nov 10, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

State health officials say they’re surprised at the number of Montanans who are signing up for expanded Medicaid.

A three year old girl was killed and three other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 93 near Pablo.

A man charged with criminal endangerment after his two year old son overdosed on methadone has been sentenced to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections.

Morning Newscast 11-10-15

Nov 10, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Students at three Missoula schools were being kept inside the buildings while police searched for an armed burglary suspect.

The state Human Rights Commission has found Montana State University-­Northern responsible for both discriminating and retaliating against a dean.

It was “Celebrate Adoption” Day at the Montana Capitol on Monday.

The University of Montana is hosting a three-­day sexual assault summit to help educate members of the community on how to prevent sexual violence.

Evening Newscast 11-09-15

Nov 9, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Students at three Missoula schools were kept inside the buildings for a time this afternoon while police searched for an armed burglary suspect.

The University of Montana is hosting a three day event to help prevent sexual violence.

Two for-profit groups are exploring the possibility of opening medical schools in Montana.

U.S. prosecutors are asking the Canadian and British governments to extradite officials with an online pharmacy to face charges of smuggling mislabeled, unapproved and counterfeit cancer drugs.

Morning Newscast 11-09-15

Nov 9, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Interior Department says it won't fight a judge's recommendation for the agency to take a new look at the environmental effects of burning fuel from Montana's largest coal mine.

Two for-­profit groups are exploring the possibility of opening medical schools in Montana.

Montana State University officials are considering new policies on alcohol and drugs that could affect tailgating, fraternities and telling parents when their children get in trouble.

Evening Newscast 11-06-15

Nov 6, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana politicians of both parties found something to unite over today: their outrage over the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Montana’s 150 lawmakers will receive a mail-in poll on Tuesday to decide whether the state Department of Revenue undermined a new school-choice law by blocking religious schools from the tax-credit program.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a $10 million-plus ad campaign to take on opponents of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce power plant carbon emissions. Bloomberg's Independence USA political action committee announced plans Friday to run TV spots aimed at the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.

A 19-year-old East Helena man who admitted to stealing a silver bowl and custom wooden donation box from the Cathedral of St. Helena and urinating on the pulpit is being sent to prison for disobeying orders.

Morning Newscast 11-06-15

Nov 6, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Republican Senator Llew Jones of Conrad yesterday urged the Montana Revenue Department to reverse its decision to bar religious-­based private schools from taking part in a tax credit scholarship program.

Families, attorneys and counselors urged a legislative committee to dig deeper into the activities of the Montana Division of Child and Family Services after an audit uncovered issues with inadequate documentation, inconsistent investigations and an antiquated computer system.

The estimate of the grizzly bear population in and around Yellowstone National Park has been revised downward by 6 percent from a year ago.

Authorities have arrested a fugitive after a Missoula police officer fired gunshots through the back of the suspect's car window as he slammed into a vehicle full of U.S. marshals.

Evening Newscast 11-05-15

Nov 5, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Missoulian reports that Missoula police this afternoon fired several shots at a 25-year-old man wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting in Moses Lake, Wash.

Public-school advocates argued Thursday that a state agency correctly determined the Montana Constitution prohibits private religious schools from participating in a new scholarship tax credit program, while private-school supporters said the Department of Revenue overstepped its bounds.

Families, attorneys and counselors urged a legislative committee to dig deeper into the activities of the Montana Division of Child and Family Services after an audit uncovered issues with inadequate documentation, inconsistent investigations and an antiquated computer system.

Morning Newscast 11-05-15

Nov 5, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Lawmakers who want to give Montanans tax credits for supporting religious schools are expected to make their case today in a hearing before the State Revenue Department.

The first female Native American elected to a statewide office in Montana is setting her sights on Congress.

Three University of Montana football players have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespass charges for entering an occupied home after a party.

A Billings jury today deliberates the fate of an anti-­government activist on trial for federal weapons charges.

Evening Newscast 11-04-15

Nov 4, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane says he’s “extremely grateful” for Tuesday’s 11th hour victory of a $70 million dollar high school bond issue.

With the 406 area code covering the entire state of Montana, many businesses have adopted the numbers as their slogan. But the Federal Communications Commission announced that Montana is getting more area codes in 2022.

Every Montana state legislator is being asked whether a new law should give people tax credits for donations to private religious schools.

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