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Morning Newscast 12-21-15

Dec 21, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

An avalanche in southern Montana buried three snowmobilers from North Dakota, killing a 33-year-old man.

The University of Montana is planning to eliminate about $2 million in tuition waivers because of budget shortfalls.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have broken ground on a big casino in Evaro.

Researchers are worried that a mother mountain lion is in distress after they found evidence the big cat was struggling to survive in the Buffalo Valley.

A man found guilty of trying to frame a Yellowstone County detective for a fire at his parent's home is facing 25 years in prison.

Evening Newscast 12-18-15

Dec 18, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The assistant principal of Hellgate High School has submitted her resignation to Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane today. This follows the recent data breach at MCPS where information of 1,100 students were accidentally released to a group of parents via email.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is bracing for a showdown with Congress if the government keeps running out of money to fight wildfires. Year after year, the Forest Service has borrowed money from other programs to keep up with the ever-growing cost of fighting fires.

Both of Montana’s senators voted against the omnibus federal spending bill that passed Congress today, but its lone congressman voted for it.

Morning Newscast 12-18-15

Dec 18, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana Attorney General's Office has approved the creation of one of the largest nonprofit foundations in the state's history.

This week developers in Kalispell learned they're not getting a source of funding they were hoping would partially finance a major downtown redevelopment project.

The city of Missoula has appealed the $88.6 million value placed on the city's drinking water system. The city's appeal filed yesterday challenges the decision made by a panel of commissioners last month.

A lawsuit is challenging a rule that excludes religious schools from a new program that will provide scholarships for Montana students to attend private schools.

Evening Newscast 12-17-15

Dec 17, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Three Montana women are challenging a rule that excludes religious schools from a new tax credit program designed to provide scholarships for students to attend private schools.

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom says he’s expanding his cabinet, in response to comments from, and dialogue with, people in recent weeks.

Freezing rain could create dangerous driving conditions Friday morning in parts of western Montana.

This week developers in Kalispell learned they’re not getting a source of funding they were hoping would partially finance a major downtown redevelopment project.

Morning Newscast 12-17-15

Dec 17, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A mining company has applied for an operating permit for an underground copper mine north of White Sulphur Springs. Tintina Resources Inc. submitted its application for the Black Butte Copper Project yesterday to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

The market value of a Pennsylvania company's stake in one of the largest coal plants in the western United States has been slashed by 87 percent over the past two years. The sharp decline in Talen Energy's ownership of Montana's Colstrip power plant reflects how exposed some utilities are to depressed coal markets.

The Montana Public Service Commission has rejected Montana-Dakota Utilities' request for a $10.9 million electricity rate hike. The PSC voted Tuesday against the request, which is part of a larger $11.8 million increase sought by the utility. That would be a 21.1 percent rate increase.

A former officer at the Dawson County Correctional Facility has been found guilty of sexual assault for having an intimate relationship with an inmate.

Evening Newscast 12-16-15

Dec 16, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A mining company applied for an operating permit for an underground copper mine north of White Sulphur Springs. Tintina Resources submitted its application for the Black Butte Copper Project to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality this morning. The mine would be located on private land about a mile from Sheep Creek, which feeds into the popular Smith River.

The market value of a Pennsylvania company's stake in the Colstrip power plant has been slashed by 87 percent over the past two years. The sharp decline in Talen Energy's ownership of the power plant reflects how exposed some utilities are to depressed coal markets.

Montana State University and a New Mexico entrepreneur have halted talks about a public-private partnership to open a medical school in Bozeman.

Morning Newscast 12-16-15

Dec 16, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Investigations into the release of sensitive student information from a Missoula high school have found that the error was caused by a school official.

A proposed silver and copper mine beneath northwestern Montana's Cabinet Mountains Wilderness has cleared a major hurdle with the completion of an environmental study in the works for a decade.

Uber, the booming ride­sharing platform that allows just about anyone to turn their car into a taxi business, is now legal in Montana.

A constitutional challenge to Montana's open primary election law appears to be headed to trial.

A wintry blast that dropped a foot of snow in parts of Wyoming and Montana has closed schools and roads.

Evening Newscast 12-15-15

Dec 15, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A constitutional challenge to Montana's open primary election law appears to be headed to trial. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled yesterday that state and county Republicans have too many unproven claims in their lawsuit to decide the case without a trial.

Uber, the booming ride-sharing platform that allows just about anyone to turn their car into a taxi business, is now legal in Montana.

A proposed silver and copper mine in northwestern Montana's Cabinet Mountains Wilderness has cleared a major hurdle with the completion of an environmental study. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality says a final decision on the Montanore mine near the Idaho border could come by late January.

Morning Newscast 12-15-15

Dec 15, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Authorities are investigating after a woman's body was found outside a Missoula hospital.

Authorities say an Amtrak train crashed into a pickup at a crossing near Kremlin, killing one person and injuring two others.

CenturyLink updated state regulators this week on their work plan to improve phone and internet service in areas that had prompted a lawsuit.

A federal judge has rejected a call for sanctions against the founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich after he refused a jailhouse deposition.

Evening Newscast 12-14-15

Dec 14, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A broken water main has prompted the Frenchtown School District to cancel its junior and high school classes for the rest of this week.

The National Weather Service says central and southern Montana will be most affected by a winter storm moving through the state.

Creditors in the bankruptcy of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich are seeking court sanctions against its founder for refusing a jail-house deposition.

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