Montana Newscasts

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

Governor Steve Bullock has signed a first-of-its-kind executive order to require many state government contractors to report their political contributions, even those to so-called "dark money" groups that don't have to disclose donors.

A record number of people visited Yellowstone National Park last month.

The Helena School District is changing a policy that allows the district to use collection agencies to recover school lunch debt.

Yellowstone National Park's superintendent says he's being forced out for what appear to be punitive reasons following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain.

Doctors at the Montana State Hospital say a man charged in the shooting death of a Broadwater County sheriff's deputy last year is not fit to stand trial, but with medication he could be.

Environmental groups challenging a mining company's plans to search for gold north of Yellowstone National Park are questioning the constitutionality of a Montana law that prevents a judge from stopping the work after determining more environmental study is needed.

57-year-old State Auditor and insurance commissioner Matthew Rosendale won the Republican primary nomination last night in a heated four-way GOP primary. He now looks to defeat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana this fall.

After getting a late start and outspent by her opponents, Democrat Kathleen Williams narrowly emerged the unlikely winner in Montana's U.S. House primary to cap a big day nationwide for women seeking elected office.

Montana voters are going to the polls today to pick challengers to Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte.

An independent watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing when he gave a speech to a National Hockey League team owned by a campaign contributor.

Numbers in a new state revenue report mean Montana can likely restore some of the cuts made during last year’s budget crisis. At least that’s how one prominent Republican state lawmaker is interpreting them.

Candidates in Montana's U.S. Senate and House primary elections have spent the final days of their campaigns rallying their bases and working the phones in an effort to get more voters to the polls.

A group behind a ballot initiative to increase Montana’s tobacco tax filed a complaint Monday with the state Commissioner of Political Practices. They allege their opponents engaged in illegal campaign activities.