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Morning Newscast 11-19-15

Nov 19, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A group of Missoula residents is working to bring a resettlement agency to the city in order to help refugees.

Yesterday Montana’s Republicans in Congress urged Governor Steve Bullock to object to any efforts by the federal government to place Syrian refugees in Montana.

Yellowstone National Park proposes to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter, ­ mostly calves and females, ­ as officials seek to curb the animals' annual migration into Montana.

Investigators say an inmate who was found dead at the Cascade County Regional Detention Center in Great Falls appears to have hanged himself.

The Montana Department of Justice has issued the Billings Police Department a sanction letter after an officer made unauthorized requests for criminal justice information while off­-duty.

Evening Newscast 11-18-15

Nov 18, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A University of Montana study funded by the state’s largest electric utility predicts dire economic consequences to the state because of the president’s plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

A group of Missoula residents is working to bring a resettlement agency to the city in order to help refugees.

Montana is reviewing its criminal justice system. The goal is to reduce spending and lower recidivism rates, while improving public safety.

Morning Newscast 11-18-15

Nov 18, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The University of Montana needs to cut 201 full­-time jobs to make its expenses align with revenue.

A panel of water commissioners has agreed on a fair market value for Missoula's drinking water system.

A second woman has been killed by a fallen tree in the Spokane area in a storm that at its peak cut power to over 186­,000 people in the Spokane area alone.

The Diocese of Helena is looking to develop nearly 450,000 square feet of retail, commercial and hotel space.

Evening Newscast 11-17-15

Nov 17, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The University of Montana needs to cut 201 full-time jobs to make its expenses align with revenue.

Police say a suspect in an attempted homicide escaped while being transported through Havre by Fort Belknap Indian Reservation police.

The U.S. Census Bureau is testing new questions on tribal enrollment to try to get a more accurate count of American Indians in 2020.

Morning Newscast 11-17-15

Nov 17, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Republican lawmakers are taking steps to keep Syrian refugees out of Montana, and the rest of the country as well.

Montana lawmakers plan to look at proposals to increase their pay.

Sweeping changes to the rules governing Montana's election campaigns are set to go before a legislative committee today that has already delayed them once.

The state Commissioner of Higher Education is asking the Board of Regents to approve another $500,000 incentive for Montana State University President Waded Cruzado.

The new commander of the nation's land­based nuclear missiles says the Air Force has moved on from problems with misbehavior among launch officers.

A 22-­year-­old man who was shot after a Beaverhead County sheriff's deputy said he threatened him with a rifle during a traffic stop has died.

Evening Newscast 11-16-15

Nov 16, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Republican lawmakers are taking steps to keep Syrian refugees out of Montana, and the rest of the country as well.

Montana lawmakers will review proposed new campaign-finance rules Tuesday.

The state Commissioner of Higher Education is asking the Board of Regents to approve another $500,000 incentive to get Montana State University President Waded Cruzado to stay on the job for another five years.

Morning Newscast 11-16-15

Nov 16, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

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Yellowstone National Park officials say they have received much criticism for their decision to euthanize a grizzly bear that killed a Montana man this past summer.

A Whitefish man wants to withdraw his plea in an arson case after a judge said he wouldn't accept the plea agreement.

Montana is one of five states that have already prohibited online fantasy sports leagues like DraftKings and FanDuel.
 

Morning Newscast 11-13-15

Nov 13, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock has responded to President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Montana's health department is hiring someone to hear and investigate complaints against the Division of Child and Family Services, help mediate solutions and recommend system changes to reduce future conflict.

A new report by the Montana Board of Crime Control has found that most crime across the state has decreased.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says imperiled plants and animals have had a poor record of recovery under the Endangered Species Act, but the law can be improved.

Evening Newscast 11-12-15

Nov 12, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock has responded to President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Montana's health department is hiring someone to hear and investigate complaints against the Division of Child and Family Services and oversee a panel that will review cases in which a child is critically injured or killed.

Groups as diverse as the American Lung Association and the business group “Count on Coal Montana” are voicing support for Governor Steve Bullock’s creation of an advisory panel to help draft Montana’s response to new carbon emissions rules.

Morning Newscast 11-12-15

Nov 12, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A Beaverhead County sheriff's deputy who had stopped a suspected drunken driver shot the man after he brandished a rifle.

Montana Petroleum Association officials say its executive director is resigning after 10 years on the job.

The Canadian province of Alberta wants to bolster its struggling population of sage grouse by relocating up to 120 of the chicken­-sized birds from Montana over the next five years.

A Billings man accused of grabbing a woman off the street last fall, raping her at a construction site and stealing her dog has pleaded not guilty.

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