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Evening Newscast 08-30-16

Aug 30, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A legislative committee today has agreed to sponsor two bills in the next legislative session related to air ambulance service in Montana.

The U.S. government will decide if federal protections are needed for a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, along with seven other species across the country.

Northwest and West-central Montana are currently under a Red Flag Fire Weather Warning. National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Noble says the warning is in effect from 3:00 this afternoon through midnight.

Wildlife advocates seeking to impose federal protections for the Arctic grayling in Montana say state efforts to improve conditions for the fish won't be enough to save it from the effects of climate change.

The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park has reopened after being closed for more than a week because of a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.

Evening Newscast 08-29-16

Aug 29, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order this morning (mon. 8/29) announcing an invasive species emergency in Montana.

A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers," and another man.

The public is invited to watch Montana's U.S. House candidates debate at two events this week. 

Evening Newscast 08-26-16

Aug 26, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

State labor officials will offer advice on job retraining for fishing guides, raft operators and other workers affected by the closure of a 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River.

A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to pass legislation next year requiring mandatory screening for depression for all school children starting at age 11. 

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper has pleaded guilty in connection with striking a pedestrian with a patrol vehicle while on duty. 

Evening Newscast 08-25-16

Aug 25, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Thursday is the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. To celebrate, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited Glacier National Park Thursday morning.

Montana officials say nine counties have reached severe drought status and 11 more are under a drought alert.

45 residences are still under evacuation orders due to the Copper King Fire burning near Thompson Falls. 

Evening Newscast 08-24-16

Aug 24, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The roughly 21 thousand acre Copper King Fire continues to burn eight miles outside ofThompson Falls.

In Livingston tonight, state wildlife officials are updating the public on the fish killing disease that's prompted them to close 180 miles of the Yellowstone River, and hundreds of miles of tributaries.

The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law says he won't appeal a Flathead County judge's order denying his request to place the measure on November's ballot.

Evening Newscast 08-23-16

Aug 23, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Mandatory evacuation restrictions have been lifted for the area northwest of Missoula where a fire broke out about 24 hours ago.

Mandatory evacuation restrictions have been lifted for the area northwest of Missoula where a fire broke out about 24 hours ago.

A Wyoming wildfire has prompted the closure of Yellowstone National Park’s southern entrance.

In Washington, Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to wildfires that threaten homes and natural resources.

Evening Newscast 08-22-16

Aug 22, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

State wildlife officials are conducting tests on fish from additional areas to see if they’re infected with a disease blamed for a massive fish kill in the Yellowstone River.

At least 20 rural homes were evacuated early this morning near Thompson Falls after a local wildfire more than doubled in size.

Lincoln County may need to reimburse the Environmental Protection Agency for misspent grant money.

A man who was convicted of attempted murder 20 years ago has fled probation for the second time in less than two months.

Evening Newscast 08-19-16

Aug 19, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks this morning closed an approximately 180-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River, and nearby tributaries, due to what it’s calling an “unprecedented” fish kill.

Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte is telling supporters he will match all campaign contributions dollar for dollar.

The U.S Justice Department announced this week it’s phasing out its use of private prisons.

Evening Newscast 08-18-16

Aug 18, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A Helena judge has rejected an advocacy group's request to delay enforcement of restrictions on Montana's medical marijuana industry.

Montana’s hot, dry June is coming back to haunt us.

Montana’s Supreme Court denied a request from unions and lawmakers to find unconstitutional a ballot initiative that aims to create funding for brain research.

Evening Newscast 08-17-16

Aug 17, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Attorney General Tim Fox says the Missoula County Attorney's Office is now in full compliance with a 2014 agreement to improve its handling of sexual assault cases.

Montana's campaign regulator says the Montana Sports Shooting Association violated state campaign laws in the 2014 elections.

The state Office of Public Instruction says Montana students showed a slight improvement in standardized test scores.