Montana Newscasts

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

Montana Green Party officials say they sought the public's help in gathering voter signatures to qualify for the ballot, but they are unaware of anybody being paid to do so.

Workers face an even bigger job than usual as they begin the annual task of clearing snow from roads in Glacier National Park, where snow depths on both sides of the park are well above average.

The University of Montana has hired a new executive vice president and Provost. Dr. Jon Harbor is currently at Perdue University, where he serves as associate vice provost for teaching and learning, and executive director of digital education. He is also a professor in the Earth sciences department.

Evening Newscast 03-30-18

Mar 30, 2018

Women and girls in Indian country go missing and are involved in homicides at a far greater rate than any other demographic of people in Montana.

Glacier County officials have vacated a county office in Browning following a dispute over a new lease agreement on the space.

Beaverhead county has agreed to upgrade a small community drinking water system after securing $588,000 in grants.

Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality has opened a one-month public comment period on the proposed expansion of the Rosebud coal mine near Colstrip.

Evening Newscast 03-29-18

Mar 29, 2018

Prosecutors have filed juvenile felony charges against the 17-year-old student accused of driving his car at a school resource officer, who in turn fired at his fleeing vehicle.

The Montana Democratic Party is accusing a company of breaking state campaign laws by gathering signatures for a petition that qualified the Green Party for this year's elections.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris has ruled U.S. government officials must consider reducing coal mining to fight climate change when writing regional plans for the future of the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming.

A former Montana Democratic Party chairman appears to be laying the groundwork for a possible challenge to the secretary of state's certification of the Green Party for the ballot in this year's state elections.

Evening Newscast 03-23-18

Mar 23, 2018

Three subsidiaries of Hecla Mining are suing Montana over its decision that Hecla's president is a "bad actor" who should pay for past cleanup costs before pursuing new mines.

A second man has been charged in a double homicide at a residence north of Helena.

Hundreds of thousands of students are calling for stricter gun control measures at “March For Our Lives” rallies across the country Saturday. But in Montana’s state capitol, counter protesters are organizing a “March For Our Guns.”