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Evening Newscast 04-04-16

Apr 4, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A federal judge in Missoula has sided with environmental groups that sued to add wolverines to the Endangered Species list.

A lawsuit filed in federal Court in Missoula Friday challenges the government's approval for the Montanore Mine near Libby.

Two public input meetings on the proposal to remove Yellowstone-area grizzlies from the Endangered Species list are now scheduled.

Police officials say a Montana Rail Link worker died in its Missoula rail yard when a train collided with another vehicle.

A $3 million renovation to the historic Lake McDonald Lodge at Glacier National Park is under way, marking the first overhaul of the building in nearly 30 years.

Morning Newscast 04-04-16

Apr 4, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Acclaimed American Indian historian Joseph Medicine Crow, the last surviving war chief for his Plains Indians tribe, has died. He was 102.

Western states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic.

In Montana, with the highest rate, suicide prevention coordinator Karl Rosston acknowledges some frustration as the toll rises, including the recent deaths of several teenagers who used guns from their own homes.

A federal program that aims to cut spending and patient costs while addressing fraud is causing problems for some Medicare suppliers in Montana. As a result, businesses are reducing their service areas, making it harder for clients to get service.

Evening Newscast 04-01-16

Apr 1, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Testimony has ended in the trial against State Representative Art Wittich.

Democrat Steve Bullock out-fundraised his top opponent in the raise for Governor, Greg Gianforte, for the second reporting period in a row.

The main backer of a plan to develop a Washington state port that could ship Montana coal to Asia is suspending work.

A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it authorized killing four grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park.

Morning Newscast 04-01-16

Apr 1, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Missoula officials are considering a 2-cent local option gas tax to cover the growing costs of road maintenance, construction and repair.

Some 465 coal mine workers in Northeast Wyoming are being laid off.

Residents of a Missoula apartment building say their smoke alarms alerted them to an early morning fire, allowing them time to escape.

Evening Newscast 03-31-16

Mar 31, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's campaign regulator says dark-money groups' influence has damaged the state's election process.

Montana's superintendent of public instruction says this year's Smarter Balanced testing is going smoothly.

The crews are scheduled to begin clearing Camas Road tomorrow before taking on the 52-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road.

And In Yellowstone National Park, Bicycle season begins today.

Morning Newscast 03-31-16

Mar 31, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's campaign regulator is making his case to a jury that a state lawmaker coordinated with and received services from dark-money groups in 2010 that didn't register or disclose the contributions.

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is trying to knock Republican opponent John Kasich out of Montana's June 7 primary by questioning the signatures the Ohio governor's campaign submitted to qualify for the ballot.

Montana Public Schools have received a $100,000 grant to help health sciences programs in schools.

Evening Newscast 03-30-16

Mar 30, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is trying to knock Republican opponent John Kasich out of Montana's June 7th primary.

A Billings contractor and a member of the Chippewa Cree tribal business committee face federal charges related to the purchase of an overpriced and unneeded asphalt plant by the tribe's construction company.

It was an eventful day at the trial of Republican State Representative Art Wittich today.

Montana Public Schools have received a $100,000 grant to help health sciences programs in schools.

Morning Newscast 03-30-16

Mar 30, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Two witnesses testified yesterday in the trial of Bozeman Republican Representative Art Wittich.

Montana regulators have ordered NorthWestern Energy to refund customers $8.24 million that the state's largest power company charged when it had to buy electricity on the open market following a 2013 outage of the Colstrip coal plant.

A man is now facing homicide charges in the death of a Great Falls woman after autopsy results she died of blunt force trauma and compression of the neck.

Evening Newscast 03-29-16

Mar 29, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Two witnesses testified today in the trial of Bozeman Republican Representative Art Wittich. Eric Whitney reports.

Montana regulators have ordered NorthWestern Energy to refund customers $8.24 million dollars.

State lawmakers are criticizing the state health department’s plan for how to address the high suicide rate among Montana’s young Native Americans.

Morning Newscast 03-29-16

Mar 29, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

An attorney for the Montana commissioner of political practices says a state lawmaker received thousands of dollars' worth of services from corporations that he never reported for his 2010 election campaign.

A settlement of a lawsuit involving a Montana wind farm and protections for hawks and eagles has been reached.

A Gallatin County prosecutor is appealing a Justice Court ruling that found Montana's law on domestic violence arrests discriminates against men.

Prosecutors have charged a man with criminal endangerment in the death of a woman in Great Falls. The Great Falls Tribune reports investigators say Roy Edward Scott told them he and Stephanie Wells had been drinking at a bar and got into a fight after they returned home early Saturday.

Wolves have been blamed for the deaths of two yearling heifers on a ranch near the southern Montana town of Absarokee, prompting state wildlife officials to set snares near the cattle carcasses.

A Missoula-based foundation has teamed up with two New Mexico state agencies to provide hunter access to 81 square miles of public and state trust land in that state.

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