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Evening Newscast 12-16-16

Dec 16, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Remediation specialists are trying to contain a 7,000 gallon diesel spill in the Missoula rail yard.

Today Governor Steve Bullock announced Montana’s unemployment rate is now at 4 percent, that’s down point three percentage points since October.

Senate Republicans in Montana released a plan Friday, December 16, to tear down Governor Steve Bullock’s proposal for state funded preschool and instead start work on delayed state highway projects.

Evening Newscast 12-15-16

Dec 15, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Congressman Ryan Zinke's decision to join President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet has exposed a potential constitutional flaw in a 2015 state law.

Some Montana schools are postponing weekend extracurricular activities due to the snow and bitter cold in the forecast.

A search for a man believed missing in the Yellowstone River near Columbus has been suspended.

Evening Newscast 12-14-16

Dec 14, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana Democrats are working on a strategy for the state’s seat in the House of Representatives likely becoming vacant soon.

A Billings contractor who has been convicted of defrauding the Chippewa Cree Tribe and bribing tribal officials has pleaded not guilty to new charges stemming from the corruption probe.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition says it’s cautiously optimistic about Congressman Ryan Zinke running the Department of Interior.

Evening Newscast 12-13-16

Dec 13, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Media outlets, including the Washington Post, are reporting that Montana’s Congressman Ryan Zinke is president-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Interior. CNN is reporting that Zinke has accepted the nomination.

A political nonprofit group dedicated to providing voters with unbiased facts about candidates is moving to Iowa.

A $4 million dollar asbestos removal project is underway at the former federal courthouse in downtown Billings.

Evening Newscast 12-12-16

Dec 12, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A spokeswoman for congressman Ryan Zinke says he discussed national security, sportsmen's rights and other topics during a closed-door meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York  today.

An avalanche in southwestern Montana killed a skier over the weekend.

A U.S. magistrate judge is siding with independent beef producers in their challenge over the way beef is marketed in Montana.

Evening Newscast 12-09-16

Dec 9, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Six of Governor Steve Bullock's cabinet members will be leaving the administration before the Democratic governor's second term begins next month. 

Stillwater Mining Company officials say the company will be acquired by South Africa's Sibanye Gold Limited for $2.2 billion.

Wildlife officials are urging hunters who killed snow geese in the Butte and Dillon areas to wait to eat the meat, after thousands of geese landed in the Berkeley Pit in Butte during a snowstorm on November 28. 

Evening Newscast 12-08-16

Dec 8, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A judge says he will not open to the public the long-running secret negotiations on the cleanup of the nation's largest Superfund site.

Montana authorities want to put convicted murderer Barry Beach back in prison after he was granted clemency by the governor last year.

The U.S. House has approved a water rights settlement with the Blackfeet tribe as part of a broader bill addressing water projects across the nation.

Evening Newscast 12-07-16

Dec 7, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Medical marijuana advocates won a victory in court Wednesday.

The Department of Public Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that there have been three times the number of norovirus outbreaks usually reported during this time of year. 

Montana lawmakers got a financial checkup on state pensions Tuesday.

Evening Newscast 12-06-16

Dec 6, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Environmental groups are seeking to defend a new federal rule that would restrict how oil companies burn off excess natural gas extracted from public lands.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced today that Moore Oil, Inc. has agreed to resolve multiple violations at one of the company’s facilities in Libby.

Governor Steve Bullock’s nearly $10-billion-dollar budget proposal could mean Montanans will end up paying a little more for wine and cigarettes. Medical pot, too.

Evening Newscast 12-05-16

Dec 5, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The results of a voter approved constitutional initiative were certified today by the Secretary of State. But officials did not say when the crime victims’ rights amendment takes effect. 

Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on the Yellowstone River, but construction can't proceed until a judge signs off.

Western Montana’s major suicide prevention collaborative relaunched under a new name today.