Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Evening Newscast 02-27-15

Feb 27, 2015
Josh Burnham

Attorney General Tim Fox says he needs more time to analyze how $65 million from the sale of Missoula’s Community Medical Center should be used.

State health officials are rescinding a finding that no sexual abuse occurred in a January incident between two clients at the Montana Developmental Center.

The former president of Stone Child College and her husband have denied federal income tax fraud charges.

Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.

Evening Newscast 02-26-15

Feb 26, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, a 34-year-old man has been sentenced for trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl as she played with her brother in a Missoula park.

Democratic governor Steve Bullock is likely to veto an advancing Republican plan to cut income taxes.

Montana Veterans Affairs named John Ginnity as the permanent director today, after serving 8 months as the acting director.

The Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling today that allowed Great Falls casino owners to sidestep an anti-smoking law.

Morning Newscast 02-26-15

Feb 26, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Public Radio, Montana senators have given initial approval to a proposed water-use agreement on the Flathead Reservation.

The Montana Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill to provide state funding for a limited number of students who turn 19 years old while in high school.

The multi-national company that owns the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant opposes the plant's listing on the Superfund program's National Priorities List.

Evening Newscast 02-25-15

Feb 25, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Montana is doing a better job than most states at getting people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Majority Leader Matt Rosendale of Glendive says the public should have more information about the pipelines that cross Montana’s navigable rivers.

The Flathead basin water compact has just crossed a major threshold in the state legislature, passing the Senate Wednesday evening. 

Morning Newscast 02-25-15

Feb 25, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Flathead Water Compact working its way through the legislature was briefly killed yesterday, but quickly brought back to life.

Montana senators have passed a bill that would allow elementary school districts with at least 1,000 students to create a high school district.

The acting director of the VA Montana Health Care System has been removed from the job at Fort Harrison.

A bill aiming to protect property rights in Montana from an obscure global development concept known as Agenda 21 has failed in the House.

Evening Newscast 02-24-15

Feb 24, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation issued statements criticizing President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill.

With little debate and on a party-line vote a bill to cut state income taxes took another step toward landing on the Governor’s desk.

A new survey says Montana’s uninsured rate dropped by nearly 5 percent between 2013 and last year.

Montana senators have passed a bill that would allow elementary school districts with at least 1,000 students to create a high school district.

Morning Newscast 02-24-15

Feb 24, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Montana House Monday came within one vote of approving a bill to abolish the death penalty.

A Bozeman lawmaker wants to make big changes to the way the Montana Legislature does its work.

A Colorado man who pleaded guilty to killing a Montana teacher in an oil boom town will be sentenced this spring.

A former Youth Services counselor has pleaded guilty to two felony rape charges for having sex with a 17 year old girl under his supervision.

Evening Newscast 02-23-15

Feb 23, 2015
Josh Burnham

A Bozeman lawmaker wants to make big changes to the way the Montana Legislature does its work.

A jury has acquitted the former president of Stone Child College on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and her husband of taking kickbacks from a construction company.

The Montana House Monday came within one vote of approving a bill to abolish the death penalty.

A Republican lawmaker has revived a proposal to provide tax credits for private education that narrowly failed the 2013 Montana Legislature.

Morning Newscast 02-23-15

Feb 23, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades.

A new study reports that Montana's high-tech industries are booming, and the growth isn't showing signs of stopping.

Forested counties across Montana are looking at big decreases in their budget after Congress failed to reauthorize the $330 million Secure Rural Schools Act last year.

Evening Newscast 02-20-15

Feb 20, 2015
Josh Burnham

A former Michigan resident has made an initial court appearance in Montana on charges that he made a series of online threats to schools and religious leaders.

Montana’s House has passed a measure that would require certain welfare applicants to take drug tests.
A bill aiming to lower Montana's high suicide rate by requiring training for health care providers has narrowly passed through a House committee.

A former state employee has been given a six-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay $36,500 in restitution for embezzling from the Department of Livestock.

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