Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Evening Newscast 03-16-15

Mar 16, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Glendive's water supply was shut down briefly this weekend due to contamination from the January 17th oil spill into the Yellowstone River.

The House has passed a measure to make it illegal for doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

The state House endorsed a bill today that would make it a crime to provide abortion services through telemedicine, which involves doctor’s consultation using video or similar electronic communication.

Morning Newscast 03-16-15

Mar 16, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Missoulian newspaper reports officials are investigating the death of a male student at a University of Montana residence hall yesterday afternoon.

Missoula County authorities say an 18 year old University of Montana student has died in an accidental shooting.

A 54 year old inmate has died after collapsing in his cell at the Missoula County Detention Center.

Evening Newscast 03-13-15

Mar 13, 2015
Josh Burnham

A pair of bills intended to increase privacy in the digital age are making their way through the state legislature.

Montana State University has set a spring enrollment record for the seventh straight year, while the University of Montana reports an enrollment drop of 4.7 percent.

Butte native Rob O'Neill, a retired Navy Seal who said he fired the shots that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, has joined FOX News as a contributor.

Morning Newscast 03-13-15

Mar 13, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Another bill that would make it illegal for doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who ask for it has been endorsed by the House.

Lawmakers have narrowly endorsed a bill to add the chickenpox vaccine to those required for public school students.

Members of Montana's congressional delegation are proposing to make permanent a tax break for coal mined from American Indian Reservations.

Evening Newscast 03-12-15

Mar 12, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast:

Members of Montana's congressional delegation are proposing to make permanent a tax break for coal mined from American Indian Reservations.

Today at the state Legislature, the House  passed a bill that would criminalize physician-assisted suicide.

The state House has narrowly approved an updated list of mandatory vaccinations for Montana school students; even though the Senate rejected the House’s attempt to add an exemption for “personal beliefs.”

Morning Newscast 03-12-15

Mar 12, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, a judge has issued a written order denying a new trial for a man who shot and killed a German high school student who was trespassing in his garage in Missoula.

The state Senate yesterday passed two gun-rights bills that are virtual copies of bills the Governor vetoed in the last session.

The Senate has advanced a proposal to allow Montana law enforcement agencies to disregard future federal gun laws.

Evening Newscast 03-11-15

Mar 11, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast:

Oil could soon start flowing again through a pipeline that was shut down in January after spilling 30,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River near Glendive.

The Ronan School Board has rejected the recommendations of Ronan Superintendent Andy Holmlund and will readmit five students who were suspended following their arrests on drug distribution charges in February.

Morning Newscast 03-11-15

Mar 11, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the state House has officially killed the governor's proposal to expand Medicaid to about 70,000 low-income Montanans.

An income tax cut bill advanced to the full House at the state legislature today.

Montana's Legislature is again considering whether county officials should have a say in the relocation of wild bison.

The state House has endorsed a bill that would ban texting while driving.

Evening Newscast 03-10-15

Mar 10, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast:

Montana’s House has officially killed Governor Bullock’s Medicaid expansion proposal.

Missoula’s housing authority is getting $600,000 to help build new apartments for the homeless. Those with mental illness will get priority.

An income tax cut bill advanced to the full House at the state legislature today.

State senators are contemplating repealing Montana's oil and gas tax holiday under a recurring Democratic proposal.

Morning Newscast 03-10-15

Mar 10, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, House Minority Leader Chuck Hunter says the Republican-led committee trying to kill the Medicaid expansion bill abused its power during a hearing.

A Cascade County division of the Montana Republican Party has censured one of its most senior representatives.

A coroner's inquest has determined that a Missoula police officer was justified when he shot a man to death after a high-speed chase through the city early on New Year's Eve.

The Sears store and its Auto Center at Southgate Mall in Missoula are closing in mid-June.

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