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Evening Newscast 01-20-16

Jan 20, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Bozeman software entrepreneur Greg Gianforte made it official today, announcing that he’s seeking the Republican nomination to run for Governor.

A ski patroller died yesterday in an avalanche just outside the Yellowstone Club ski resort.

The Louisiana company with a lease to drill for oil and gas in the Badger Two Medicine area adjacent to Glacier National Park has re-activated its case in court. Today it asked a federal judge to block government plans to cancel its long-stalled lease on land considered sacred to the Blackfeet tribes.

Morning Newscast 01-20-16

Jan 20, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham


High-tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte will barnstorm the state over the next two days to announce his decision on whether he will run for governor.

 

A little over a year ago, Montana got a million-dollar federal grant take a big picture look at health care in the state, and try to find ways to make it more efficient.

 

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating after several courthouses and a high school in Montana received phoned-in bomb threats.

Evening Newscast 01-19-16

Jan 19, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

High-tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte will travel across state over the next two days to announce his decision on whether he will run for governor.

Attorney General Tim Fox appointed Stephen "Dick" Swingley Montana's new State Fire Marshal Tuesday.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating after several courthouses and a high school received phoned-in bomb threats.

There will soon be more job openings in Montana than qualified workers to fill those positions.  State government and educational leaders briefed Missoula’s business community today about the impending problem.

Morning Newscast 01-19-16

Jan 19, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's governor has expanded prohibitions against discrimination in state employment and state contracts to include pregnancy, military service and gender identity.

The Montana Public Service Commission will hold a public meeting with railway officials and lawmakers on how to address rail safety problems found in a recent audit.

A northwestern Montana town has cut back its hours of operation and is considering filing for bankruptcy after running short on funds.

Evening Newscast 01-15-16

Jan 15, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock reacted strongly to the news from the White House today that it’s issuing a moratorium on new coal leases on federal land.

Montana's campaign regulator has found that another legislative candidate illegally coordinated with a national anti-union organization, this time in the 2012 elections.

Today, the parties in a dispute over an oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area went back to court after failing to reach a settlement.

Morning Newscast 01-15-16

Jan 15, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Yesterday, some Montana lawmakers said that the state legislature needs to get more involved in the fight against the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan.

The candidate filing period has begun, kicking off Montana's 2016 election season.

A skier has suffered a compound fracture after being buried by an avalanche on the Montana side of the Lookout Pass ski area.

Evening Newscast 01-14-16

Jan 14, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The candidate filing period for Montana’s 2016 election started today. This morning a handful of candidates waited outside Secretary of State Linda McCulloch's office to be the first to register when she opened the doors at 8:00 a.m.

The Helena Independent Record is reporting that courthouses in Helena and Butte were evacuated this afternoon after receiving bomb threats, and that another threatening call was made to the Montana Supreme Court.

State health officials say the number of gonorrhea cases reported in Montana in 2015 nearly doubled from the previous year.

Governor Bullock’s decision to allow some wild bison to roam outside Yellowstone park ran into opposition from the Environmental Quality Council today at the Capitol.

A skier suffered a compound fracture after being buried by an avalanche on the Montana-side of the Lookout Pass ski area yesterday.

Morning Newscast 01-14-16

Jan 14, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Washington state legislature is preparing to take up a bill that could close a portion of Montana’s Colstrip power plant. Yesterday, Montana lawmakers voted to send two representatives to Olympia try to save Colstrip.

Investigators say the killing of a Montana man by a grizzly bear underscores the need for hikers around Yellowstone National Park to travel in groups and take other precautions against bear attacks.

State health officials say the number of gonorrhea cases reported in Montana in 2015 nearly doubled from the previous year.

Montana officials decide today whether to relocate dozens of sage grouse to Alberta to help restore the struggling bird population in the Canadian province.

Authorities say a man is dead after a vehicle backed over him in Garfield County.

The state Supreme Court has rejected an environmental group's challenge to the reclamation plan for the proposed expansion of an open pit gold mine near Whitehall.

Evening Newscast 01-13-16

Jan 13, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced today at Missoula’s Sentinel High School that 86 percent of students graduated in 2015. That’s a jump of nearly six percent since 2009.

A man who was shot by two Kalispell police officers yesterday was hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing surgery.

The Washington state legislature is preparing to take up a bill that could close a portion of Montana’s Colstrip power plant. Today Montana lawmakers voted to send two representatives to Olympia try to save Colstrip.

MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham


A state judge re-opened a case yesterday contesting whether state regulators have jurisdiction in the sale of the water system that serves the city of Missoula.

 

The state Board of Livestock has appointed a new executive officer of the Department of Livestock. Mike Honeycutt was appointed yesterday  to administer, protect, promote and regulate the state's livestock industry.

A jury has convicted a Billings man of shooting his neighbor to death in 2013.

Freezing Rain has been reported throughout Western Montana this morning. Alberton schools are running two hours late due to the conditions. Road condition updates can be found at mtpr.org.

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