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Evening Newscast 09-20-2017

Sep 20, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state's budget.

The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth.

Evening Newscast 09-19-17

Sep 19, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

State officials have issued a draft operating permit for an underground copper mine in central Montana that opponents worry could harm one of the state's most popular fly-fishing destinations.

Early snow storms have closed several roads in the region.

Evening Newscast 09-18-17

Sep 18, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Classes are scheduled to resume tomorrow (Tue 9/19) in the Flathead Valley after cyber-threats closed 30 public and private schools, affecting more more than 15,000 students. The first threat was sent late last Wednesday, prompting officials to shut down schools on Thursday, Friday and Monday.  

The University of Montana has narrowed its search for president down to four candidates. The finalists are on campus this week and Monday, visiting with faculty and students and sharing their vision for the institution, which is facing enrollment challenges.

Evening Newscast 09-15-17

Sep 15, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Flathead County schools have canceled all weekend extracurricular activities at more than 30 schools, due to threats received earlier this week.

The Montana Board of Regents adopted campus operating budgets totaling about $1.55 billion for Fiscal Year 2018, knowing reduced state revenues may lead to cuts.

Glacier National Park has begun stabilization work at the Sperry Chalet dormitory building to prepare for winter.

Rain and snow have slowed down fires across western Montana.

Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Police in the Flathead Valley are investigating several threats that led to the cancellation of classes at more than two dozen public and private schools there.

The National Weather Service says the wet weather currently moving across Western Montana will potentially end this year’s fire season.