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Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Montana and the private prison company CoreCivic are at an impasse in negotiations to extend the company’s contract to run Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby.

The Montana Environmental Information Center and eight other western states conservation groups are appealing yesterday’s federal court ruling on methane emissions from oil and gas wells.

At an energy conference in Billings today with Congressman Greg Gianforte, Westmoreland Coal Company official Jesse Noel said despite its current financial crunch, it’s 3 Montana mines are profitable.

Evening Newscast 04-04-18

Apr 4, 2018

A federal appeals court will allow construction of a dam on the Yellowstone river in Eastern Montana that wildlife advocates say could doom an endangered ancient fish species. 

A former chemist at Montana's state crime lab in Missoula has pleaded not guilty to charges that he took methamphetamine left over from samples being tested for suspected drugs criminal cases. 

Animals rights advocates are suing the federal government in a bid to make a Montana mustang population the first group of wild horses to be protected under the Endangered Species Act. 

The Montana Democratic Party filed a lawsuit late yesterday seeking to remove Green Party candidates from June primary ballots, arguing they didn't gather enough valid signatures.

A federal judge in Missoula heard arguments this afternoon on whether a neo-Nazi website publisher has a First Amendment right to unleash a, quote, "troll storm" of anti-Semitic and threatening messages against a Jewish woman and her family.

The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks, including Glacier and Yellowstone, in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public.

The Great Falls Tribune is reporting that Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards today had his law enforcement certificates revoked by a state panel.

Montana Green Party officials say they sought the public's help in gathering voter signatures to qualify for the ballot, but they are unaware of anybody being paid to do so.

Workers face an even bigger job than usual as they begin the annual task of clearing snow from roads in Glacier National Park, where snow depths on both sides of the park are well above average.

The University of Montana has hired a new executive vice president and Provost. Dr. Jon Harbor is currently at Perdue University, where he serves as associate vice provost for teaching and learning, and executive director of digital education. He is also a professor in the Earth sciences department.

Evening Newscast 03-30-18

Mar 30, 2018

Women and girls in Indian country go missing and are involved in homicides at a far greater rate than any other demographic of people in Montana.

Glacier County officials have vacated a county office in Browning following a dispute over a new lease agreement on the space.

Beaverhead county has agreed to upgrade a small community drinking water system after securing $588,000 in grants.

Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality has opened a one-month public comment period on the proposed expansion of the Rosebud coal mine near Colstrip.

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