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Evening Newscast 05-20-16

May 20, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A judge will hear arguments next week on whether he should stay a portion of his ruling on Montana's campaign contribution limits.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.2 percent in April.

A federal judge in Vermont has rejected Montana tribal officials' claims of sovereign immunity. 

Evening Newscast 05-19-16

May 19, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Details on the Billings campaign appearances for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been released.

Montana University System regents heard testimony today about an $8 million dollar gift to Montana State University by Greg Gianforte, the Bozeman software entrepreneur who’s running for governor as a Republican.

Federal agents have raided one of Montana’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries.

Morning Newscast 05-19-16

May 19, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices is asking a federal court to put on hold a ruling that would allow political parties to donate unlimited amounts of money to campaigns.

Real estate businesses, building contractors and well drillers are asking the Montana Supreme Court to reinstate regulations that allowed residential subdivisions to drill multiple water wells without first obtaining permits.

Governor Steve Bullock met with utility companies and advocates for energy efficiency and low-income Montanans in Missoula Wednesday.

Evening Newscast 05-18-16

May 18, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

State officials say they’ll ask a federal judge for an immediate stay on his ruling yesterday that allowed political parties to contribute unlimited amounts of cash to campaigns. 

Real estate businesses, building contractors and well drillers are asking the Montana Supreme Court to reinstate regulations that allowed residential subdivisions to drill multiple water wells without permits. 

Flathead County prosecutors have dropped an assault on a peace officer charge that was filed against Ryan Pengelly, who was shot by police in his living room.  

Morning Newscast 05-18-16

May 18, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

  A federal court has ruled that Montana's campaign contribution limits are unconstitutional.

Montana's secretary of state has announced that more than a dozen satellite voting offices have been established on the state's American Indian reservations ahead of the June 7 primary election.

A Canadian-based group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water with Yellowstone National Park officials after walking out to a hot spring where people are prohibited.

Evening Newscast 05-17-16

May 17, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A federal court has ruled that Montana's campaign contribution limits are unconstitutional.

A commission appointed by the governor to assess the Division of Child and Family Services says the agency is facing an alarming caseload increase with inadequate resources and training, causing staff to burn out and quit.

Today Montana's Republican candidates for governor and superintendent of public schools called for policy changes to grow computer science education in the state.

Morning Newscast 05-17-16

May 17, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare has spurred warnings to avoid wildlife after the animal had to be put down.

An investigation by a digital forensics company into the release of sensitive student information from a Missoula high school in December has found that "user error" led to the data breach.

A showdown is shaping up over the future of Wyoming's coal industry today as federal officials look at overhauling the federal coal leasing program and possibly charging more to mine.

The nation's primary wildfire-fighters are getting ready for the 2016 season, which is expected to be worse than average in Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest. U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will meet with regional forest officials Tuesday to discuss plans and preparations.

Evening Newscast 05-16-16

May 16, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A federal judge says he’ll decide whether Montana's campaign contribution limits are unconstitutional without holding a trial.

The Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is proposing six debates with Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke.

Native American-owned businesses from five states are meeting in Great Falls this week to network and share ideas for overcoming barriers and finding opportunities.

Morning Newscast 05-16-16

May 16, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

 Several hundred Republicans in Billings have chosen delegates to represent Montana at the party's national convention.

The state is raising awareness of a national crisis text line that offers 24/7 access to crisis counselors.

A Billings-based mental health staffing agency is struggling to find clinical therapists to work with mentally ill inmates at the Yellowstone County jail.

Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear found refuge in a deserted homestead building in northern Montana after being chased by a pickup truck.

Evening Newscast 05-13-16

May 13, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says counties were putting more than 230,000 absentee ballots for the June primary into the mail today.

A federal judge has halted a salvage logging project in northern Idaho at the request of two environmental groups that say it violates the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Several hundred Montana republican party members are gathering in Billings starting tonight to select the state’s delegation for the National GOP Convention, in July.

The Bernie Sanders campaign in Montana today called on grassroots groups of supporters to unify into a single, statewide organization.

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