Montana Newscasts

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

The sale of oil and gas leases on more than 17,000 acres of federal land in south central Montana was postponed Monday.

The Montana Standard reports that two Butte natives, Pat Dudley and Ray Rogers, are establishing a $35 million medical training center in uptown Butte to bolster hands-on healthcare in rural areas in the U.S. and beyond.

On campus Tuesday night, a University of Montana researcher will share some of his findings on the detrimental health effects of smoke.

Algae growth is increasing on Montana's famed Smith River and scientists don't know why, so they're turning to the public for help.

A Helena attorney wants to change Montana's constitution to explicitly ban non-U.S. citizens from voting in elections, a measure that one immigrant-rights advocate called an attempt to stoke anti-immigration sentiment ahead of midterm elections.

The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment.

Plans President Donald Trump’s made to place new tariffs on foreign-made steel and aluminum Thursday have rattled Montana’s agriculture sector.

Montana Resources and the Atlantic Richfield Company are planning to begin pumping and treating the toxic waters of the Berkeley Pit in Butte as soon as the end of this year. That’s five years earlier than planned.

Glacier National Park unveiled four options Wednesday night to restore the historic Sperry Chalet dormitory, destroyed by the Sprague Fire in August last year.

Evening Newscast 02-28-18

Feb 28, 2018

The U.S. government has awarded a Bozeman-based Barnard Construction Company a contract worth more than $73 million to design and build replacement fencing along 20 miles of the U.S. and Mexico border in southern New Mexico.

The University of Montana has eliminated individual graduation ceremonies for academic departments in favor of two larger ceremonies.

Evening Newscast 02-27-18

Feb 27, 2018

More than two weeks of blizzard conditions in Montana’s northern tribal nations pushed Governor Steve Bullock to sign an executive order today declaring a state of emergency.

A central figure in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon has been sentenced to three years and a month in prison, the longest term for anyone convicted in the case.

State retirement systems for game wardens, peace officers, and highway patrol officers are not meeting standards set by the Montana Constitution, according to a report from legislative auditors.