Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 11-13-17

Nov 13, 2017

A proposal to temporarily charge a fee for state management of Montana's workers' compensation fund drew strong opposition as lawmakers began a special session to address a $227 million budget shortfall.

The chairwoman of Montana's House Appropriations Committee is sponsoring a bill to transfer state agency money to the general fund to help balance the state budget.

Evening Newscast 11-09-17

Nov 9, 2017

Three former employees of the Blackfeet Head Start program have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they falsified overtime claims to steal money from the federally funded program.

A 61-year-old transient man died of hypothermia in Missoula this week, prompting the Union Gospel Mission to open its day shelter at night through mid-March.

Evening Newscast 11-08-17

Nov 8, 2017

Billings has a new mayor. Bill Cole won nearly double the votes of his opponent, former Republican state lawmaker Jeff Essman. 

A Montana State Prison inmate with a story straight out of Hollywood died Monday at 86 years old.

As state legislators return to Helena next week to try to balance the state budget, one of the programs facing deep cuts is tasked with protecting rivers and lakes in the Flathead Basin from invasive mussels. 

Voters in Montana's capital city have elected a Liberian refugee as Helena's next mayor. 

Evening Newscast 11-07-17

Nov 7, 2017

Investigators say U.S. Senate candidate Troy Downing paid non-resident taxes and referred to California as his home on social media during a period when he purchased Montana resident hunting licenses.

Montana's health department is taking applications from schools and communities for suicide prevention grants.

It’s municipal election day in many communities across Montana. Turnout appears to be better in some places than others.

The Affordable Care Act, and it’s expansion of Medicaid are making a big difference fighting drug addiction in Montana.

Evening Newscast 11-06-17

Nov 6, 2017

Governor Steve Bullock is calling the state Legislature into special session next week to address a projected $227 million budget shortfall.

The Whitefish city council will hear the final draft of the city’s strategic housing plan at a regularly scheduled meeting tonight.