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Morning Newscast 12-02-15

Dec 2, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Medicaid expansion is coming to Montana but some lawmakers are still debating it.

Authorities have released the name of a person of interest in the deaths of a Deer Lodge woman and her adult son.

Montana's largest coal producer is paying an undisclosed sum to secure new terms on an agreement to ship fuel by rail to ports on the West Coast.

A U.S. Senate committee today is scheduled to consider a water rights settlement with the Blackfeet American Indian tribe that's been in the works for more than three decades.

A Helena attorney has been appointed as the new district judge for Lewis and Clark County.

Evening Newscast 12-01-15

Dec 1, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Recent cold temperatures mean Missoula’s now teetering on the edge of violating federal air quality standards.

State officials say 10,500 people have signed up for the state's Medicaid expansion program, a month before it goes into effect.

The Columbia Falls Aluminum Company reached a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to begin investigating cleanup options for the former aluminum smelter.

Morning Newscast 12-01-15

Dec 1, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean is leaving her post after less than two years on the job.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement yesterday about the clean­up of the Columbia Falls Aluminum Plant.

A Montana woman is suing Costco and its California vegetable supplier because of the E. Coli she contracted after eating chicken salad she bought at the company's Bozeman store.

The Powell County sheriff says investigators have found the bodies of a Deer Lodge woman and her adult son who were reported missing a month ago along with a large bar of gold.

Evening Newscast 11-30-15

Nov 30, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Lieutenant Governor Angela Mclean is leaving her post after less than two years on the job. McLean got the job in 2014 after John Walsh left for the U.S. Senate to replace Max Baucus. Now McLean’s leaving, too, taking a post with the state Commissioner on Higher Education as the “director of American Indian and minority achievement and K-12 partnerships.”

Authorities in Powell County say the bodies of a mother and son from Deer Lodge who were reported missing almost a month ago have been found.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement today (Mon 11/30) about the clean-up of the Columbia Falls Aluminum Plant.

Morning Newscast 11-30-15

Nov 30, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Industry officials and state regulators are looking at how Montana can reach federal carbon- cutting goals by 2030.

Snowmobile clubs and advocacy groups from Montana and Idaho are suing over a U.S. Forest Service plan that bars motorized access in areas of the Kootenai National Forest.

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department reports more hunters and more elk harvested on the Rocky Mountain Front during the 2015 general big­-game rifle season than average.

Military airplanes are taking to the skies this week for the first large-­scale exercise in a training area over the Northern Plains.

Evening Newscast 11-25-15

Nov 25, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Plans to build a $400 million railroad to haul coal from a proposed mine on the Montana-Wyoming border were put on indefinite hold today because of delays in obtaining a mining permit and a weakening coal market, officials said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of people affected by an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad will likely grow over the next few weeks, even though the product has been removed from store shelves.

A prominent University of Montana professor says that faculty needs to look outside campus for help in the face of a budget crisis that will cut 52 faculty jobs, and 149 University staff positions.

Morning Newscast 11-25-15

Nov 25, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Today is the deadline University of Montana President Royce Engstrom has set for public comments on his proposal to cut 201 jobs because of declining enrollment. Those comments are due at 5:00 p.m.

Just over one-third of Montana's legislators are asking Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to use all legal means to block or resist the placement of Syrian refugees in Montana.

Troopers say a woman has died after losing control of her pickup truck on the icy roads of Interstate 90 near Drummond.

Evening Newscast 11-24-15

Nov 24, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A storm packing snow and strong winds is expected to create hazardous travel conditions in parts of Montana and Wyoming in the days before Thanksgiving. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through 11 tomorrow night  for western  and central Montana.

Health officials say chicken salad from Costco may be linked to several recent cases of food poisoning in four states, including Montana.

Just over one-third of Montana's legislators are asking Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to use all legal means to block or resist the placement of Syrian refugees in Montana. The 55 Republicans say they are sympathetic to those impacted by the conflict in Syria, but they want to see federal refugee admission guidelines and policies strengthened.

Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl today (Tuesday) formally filed the state’s new campaign-finance rules with the Secretary of State. The new rules require candidates and political committees to file their reports electronically, which will make them immediately available online in a searchable form.

Morning Newscast 11-24-15

Nov 24, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Interior Department told a federal judge yesterday that they intend to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease on Forest Service land in the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park. The land is considered sacred to the Blackfeet tribes of the U.S. and Canada. Interior says its preliminary determination is that the lease was improperly issued, in part because a 1981 environmental study did not consider the effects of drilling on the tribes' religious values.

Four media organizations say a public-records lawsuit pending before the Montana Supreme Court could have national consequences.

Montana State football coach Rob Ash has been fired after the team went 5-6 this season, including just 3-5 in the Big Sky Conference. Athletic director Peter Fields said Monday that the team didn't meet expectations.

Evening Newscast 11-23-15

Nov 23, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Interior Department told a federal judge today that they intend to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease on Forest Service land in the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park.

Montana State football coach Rob Ash has been fired after the team went 5-6 this season, including just 3-5 in the Big Sky Conference.

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