Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Evening Newscast 03-12-15

Mar 12, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast:

Members of Montana's congressional delegation are proposing to make permanent a tax break for coal mined from American Indian Reservations.

Today at the state Legislature, the House  passed a bill that would criminalize physician-assisted suicide.

The state House has narrowly approved an updated list of mandatory vaccinations for Montana school students; even though the Senate rejected the House’s attempt to add an exemption for “personal beliefs.”

Morning Newscast 03-12-15

Mar 12, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, a judge has issued a written order denying a new trial for a man who shot and killed a German high school student who was trespassing in his garage in Missoula.

The state Senate yesterday passed two gun-rights bills that are virtual copies of bills the Governor vetoed in the last session.

The Senate has advanced a proposal to allow Montana law enforcement agencies to disregard future federal gun laws.

Evening Newscast 03-11-15

Mar 11, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast:

Oil could soon start flowing again through a pipeline that was shut down in January after spilling 30,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River near Glendive.

The Ronan School Board has rejected the recommendations of Ronan Superintendent Andy Holmlund and will readmit five students who were suspended following their arrests on drug distribution charges in February.

Morning Newscast 03-11-15

Mar 11, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the state House has officially killed the governor's proposal to expand Medicaid to about 70,000 low-income Montanans.

An income tax cut bill advanced to the full House at the state legislature today.

Montana's Legislature is again considering whether county officials should have a say in the relocation of wild bison.

The state House has endorsed a bill that would ban texting while driving.

Evening Newscast 03-10-15

Mar 10, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast:

Montana’s House has officially killed Governor Bullock’s Medicaid expansion proposal.

Missoula’s housing authority is getting $600,000 to help build new apartments for the homeless. Those with mental illness will get priority.

An income tax cut bill advanced to the full House at the state legislature today.

State senators are contemplating repealing Montana's oil and gas tax holiday under a recurring Democratic proposal.

Morning Newscast 03-10-15

Mar 10, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, House Minority Leader Chuck Hunter says the Republican-led committee trying to kill the Medicaid expansion bill abused its power during a hearing.

A Cascade County division of the Montana Republican Party has censured one of its most senior representatives.

A coroner's inquest has determined that a Missoula police officer was justified when he shot a man to death after a high-speed chase through the city early on New Year's Eve.

The Sears store and its Auto Center at Southgate Mall in Missoula are closing in mid-June.

Evening Newscast 03-09-15

Mar 9, 2015
Josh Burnham

On today's Montana Evening Newscast:

House Minority Leader Chuck Hunter says the Republican-led committee trying to kill Governor Bullock’s Medicaid expansion bill abused its power when the bill was heard late Friday. It failed on a party line vote.

Columbia Falls may know by autumn whether the now-closed aluminum smelter there will become a Superfund site.

A coroner's inquest began today in the case of a Missoula police officer who shot a man to death after a car chase through the city early on New Year's Eve.

Morning Newscast 03-09-15

Mar 9, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the U.S. Forest Service is considering a single habitat management plan for grizzly bears in five national forests in northwest Montana

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose adding a closed Columbia Falls aluminum plant to a federal priority list of contaminated sites that need to be cleaned.

Montana's timber industry is guardedly optimistic about its future.

Evening Newscast 03-06-15

Mar 6, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast: Montana Senators voted to pass a bill to give schools bordering Montana’s oil country more of the taxes generated from oil development in their area.

A Montana man is accused of threatening police officers with a hammer and using his children as shields after officers drew their weapons.

Governor Bullock’s Medicaid expansion plan is getting its first hearing in the Montana Legislature at this hour.

Two Gallatin County jail inmates face charges they attacked a detention officer during a recent escape attempt.

Morning Newscast 03-06-15

Mar 6, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the chairman of the Senate Taxation Committee again is trying to simplify Montana’s income tax system.

A Republican senator from Bozeman has proposed higher speed limits and higher fines for speeding on Montana's highways.

A Senate finance committee today will hear four GOP-sponsored mental health care bills and one Democrat-sponsored one.

After six weeks in limbo, the governor's plan to expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income Montanans gets its first legislative hearing today.

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