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Evening Newscast 04-19-16

Apr 19, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Advocates for medical marijuana in Montana have just nine weeks to collect the 24,175 signatures needed to qualify an initiative for the November ballot.

A Kalispell attorney is denying professional misconduct charges that allege he put a lien on a client's property for non-payment of fees and then anonymous bought the property at a sheriff's sale for below market prices.

The Missoula County attorney has filed a motion to dismiss rape charges filed against a then 17 year old boy accused of raping a fellow inmate at the county's juvenile detention facility.

Morning Newscast 04-19-16

Apr 19, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Monday,the final day for Americans to file state and federal tax forms without an extension, Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte announced a tax proposal he dubs his "406 Tax Relief" plan.

Montana's prosecution of Republican candidates accused of taking illegal corporate contributions is either preventing corruption or stymieing democracy in action, depending on who you ask. Those were the arguments in federal court Monday as the state tries to prove that its case against nine 2010 Republican candidates is evidence that justifies Montana's low campaign contribution limits.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether federal felony charges can be filed against defendants who were previously convicted of multiple domestic violence counts in tribal courts that didn't provide attorneys.

A Billings attorney is facing charges after police say she had been driving drunk with 3 children in her car.

Federal land managers have agreed to restore information about grazing allotments not meeting rangeland health standards in 13 Western states after a public lands advocacy group complained about the omission. The U.S. BLM agreed the information, covering over 150 million acres is needed after Washington D.C. based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed an administrative complaint.

Evening Newscast 04-18-16

Apr 18, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Today, the final day for Americans to file state and federal tax forms, Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte announced a tax proposal he dubs his "406 Tax Relief" plan.

A federal judge is considering arguments for and against whether Montana's low campaign contribution limits are justified.

Tomorrow the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether federal felony charges can be filed against defendants who were previously convicted of multiple domestic violence counts, in tribal courts that didn't provide attorneys.

Morning Newscast 04-18-16

Apr 18, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says the state needs to do more to fight violent crime.

A record number of children in Montana are under state care as a result of drugs.

Fewer Democrats are occupying governors' mansions. That makes the Montana governor's race especially crucial for national Democrats, as they work to re-elect Gov. Steve Bullock and hold a key governorship in rural America.

Evening Newscast 04-15-16

Apr 15, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A Louisiana company is challenging the cancellation of an oil and gas lease in northwest Montana by federal officials who say drilling would disturb an area sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada.

A former Billings police evidence technician has been charged with stealing drugs from an evidence locker.

A Stillwater County dispatcher has been put on administrative leave during an internal investigation into how reports of two fatal traffic crashes were handled last month.

Morning Newscast 04-15-16

Apr 15, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

 A man who has been accused of killing his wife and two of her relatives has told authorities that a stranger must have broken into the house they shared and shot the victims.

At a two-day meeting in West Yellowstone that wraps up today, representatives of state, federal and tribal agencies raised several concerns about the proposed removal of the Yellowstone area grizzly bear from the endangered species list.

Montana officials will keep studying the effects of a major coal mine near the Wyoming border despite a bankruptcy by its sponsor, Arch Coal, in the recent cancelation of a key lease by the company.

Evening Newscast 04-14-16

Apr 14, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Democrat Denise Juneau reports raising another $358,000 in her bid to unseat first-term Congressman Ryan Zinke.

Montana officials will continue to look at the potential effects of a major coal mine near the Wyoming border despite sponsor Arch Coal's bankruptcy and its suspension of the 20 million-ton-a-year project.

A man accused of killing his wife and two of her relatives in a tiny Montana town has told authorities that a stranger must have broken into the house they shared and shot the victims.

At a two-day meeting in West Yellowstone that wraps up today, representatives of state, federal and tribal agencies raised several concerns about the proposed removal of the Yellowstone area grizzly bear from the endangered species list.

Morning Newscast 04-14-16

Apr 14, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Federal aviation laws up for review in the U.S. Senate could change the way states regulate air ambulances.

Starting Friday, road segments in Yellowstone National Park will open to cars for the season. Allowing access to two of the park’s iconic locations.

Montana officials say restrictions aren't needed along a stretch of the Boulder River near Big Timber that residents and anglers protest is being degraded by too many commercial floaters.

A federal appeals court has upheld the prison sentence of a former chairman of the Chippewa Cree tribe. Bruce Sunchild was sentenced last year to 34 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to theft, accepting a bribe and income tax evasion.

Evening Newscast 04-13-16

Apr 13, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana State University will pay former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill $28,000 for a canceled speech he was supposed to give on Monday.

An appeals court has upheld the prison sentence of a former Chippewa Cree tribal chairman.

Federal aviation laws up for review in the U.S. Senate could change the way states regulate air ambulances.

Morning Newscast 04-13-16

Apr 13, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana’s gender pay gap was spotlighted at the Capitol yesterday.

A Montana judge has rejected a telephone company's claim that its executives' pay is a confidential trade secret.

More than 200 people came to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service event in Bozeman yesterday to learn and testify about Yellowstone-area grizzly bears.

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