Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Morning Newscast 02-23-15

Feb 23, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades.

A new study reports that Montana's high-tech industries are booming, and the growth isn't showing signs of stopping.

Forested counties across Montana are looking at big decreases in their budget after Congress failed to reauthorize the $330 million Secure Rural Schools Act last year.

Evening Newscast 02-20-15

Feb 20, 2015
Josh Burnham

A former Michigan resident has made an initial court appearance in Montana on charges that he made a series of online threats to schools and religious leaders.

Montana’s House has passed a measure that would require certain welfare applicants to take drug tests.
A bill aiming to lower Montana's high suicide rate by requiring training for health care providers has narrowly passed through a House committee.

A former state employee has been given a six-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay $36,500 in restitution for embezzling from the Department of Livestock.

Morning Newscast 02-20-15

Feb 20, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Salish-Kootenai water compact faces its first big vote today while Senator Jon Tester’s office has apologized for an error the Senator made in an interview with Montana Public Radio.

A Livingston lawmaker has introduced several bills seeking to revoke the federal Common Core educational standards and set new standards for Montana schools.

Musselshell County authorities say one of two people who were injured in a weekend shooting near Roundup is wanted for violating his probation on drug charges.

Evening Newscast 02-19-15

Feb 19, 2015
Josh Burnham

Senator Jon Tester’s office has apologized for an error the Senator made in an interview with Montana Public Radio.

Montana state senators are considering a bill that would make it easier for school trainers and coaches to bench an athlete suspected of having a concussion.

A Livingston lawmaker has introduced several bills seeking to revoke the federal Common Core educational standards and set new standards for Montana schools.

State senators are considering updates to Montana’s bicycle laws.
 

Morning Newscast 02-19-15

Feb 19, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Montana lawmakers yesterday considered the first part of a Republican plan to expand healthcare without the full-scale Medicaid expansion being proposed by the Governor. Montana senators are considering a bill aimed at widening laws on campaign-finance disclosures. 17,000 more Montanans used HealthCare.gov to buy health insurance this year than last year.

Evening Newscast 02-18-15

Feb 18, 2015
Josh Burnham

The deadline to buy health insurance at HealthCare.gov was Sunday, and today the federal government said more than 54,000 Montanans signed up for health plans.

The Montana House approved a bill Wednesday to let anyone carry a concealed weapon if they’re legally eligible to own a handgun.

One day after the Montana House voted down a bill that would criminalize doctor-assisted suicide, another bill was introduced with the same goal.

Morning Newscast 02-18-15

Feb 18, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the governor's bill to expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income Montanans finally has a date with a legislative committee. The Montana House narrowly defeated a bill that said doctors could face criminal charges for prescribing life-ending medications.

Yellowstone National Park is hosting a tour today of a wild bison holding facility that's used to temporarily keep animals destined for slaughter while republicans are pushing two bills that would significantly limit Montanans' access to food assistance and child health programs.

Morning Newscast 02-17-15

Feb 17, 2015
Josh Burnham

    

Gov. Steve Bullock and others spoke to hundreds at a rally in Helena opposing the transfer of federal lands to the state.

Members of Gov. Steve Bullock's cabinet are pushing for a bill that would increase state employee pay and insurance contributions.

Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to "blast" three tabled bills to the Senate floor, including one that would ban discrimination against gays.

Evening Newscast 02-17-15

Feb 17, 2015
Josh Burnham

Two Yellowstone County sheriff's deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect near Huntley have resigned.

Authorities arrested a man in connection with a shooting on Sunday after crashing his vehicle and running into the woods.

A 28-year-old Kalispell man was arrested on suspicion of making online threats of violence to schools.
Republicans are pushing two bills that would limit Montanans' access to food assistance and child health programs.

Evening Newscast 02-13-15

Feb 13, 2015
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock is calling on the Obama administration to strengthen pipeline rules. This after two pipeline breaches that spilled a combined 93,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone river in 2011 and last January.

The state Commerce Department announced today that nine Montana Native American entrepreneurs will split an $84-thousand dollar state grant.

Ranchers who lose livestock to mountain lion attacks would get compensation from the state of Montana under a bill the Senate approved Friday.

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