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Eric Whitney, News Director: 406-243-4075, @mtprnd

Edward O'Brien, Assistant News Director: 406-243-4065

Helena News:
Corin Cates-Carney, Capitol Reporter: 253-495-5193, @clccarney

Flathead News:
Nicky Ouellet, Flathead-area Reporter: 603-568-6155 or 406-730-2264, @nickydoesradio

Montana Resources and the Atlantic Richfield Company are planning to begin pumping and treating the toxic waters of the Berkeley Pit in Butte as soon as the end of this year. That’s five years earlier than planned.

Glacier National Park unveiled four options Wednesday night to restore the historic Sperry Chalet dormitory, destroyed by the Sprague Fire in August last year.

Evening Newscast 02-27-18

Feb 27, 2018

More than two weeks of blizzard conditions in Montana’s northern tribal nations pushed Governor Steve Bullock to sign an executive order today declaring a state of emergency.

A central figure in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon has been sentenced to three years and a month in prison, the longest term for anyone convicted in the case.

State retirement systems for game wardens, peace officers, and highway patrol officers are not meeting standards set by the Montana Constitution, according to a report from legislative auditors.

Montana’s lone Congressman, Republican Greg Gianforte, will hold a conference call tonight (Tuesday, 2/27) at 5:45 p.m. Gianforte will take questions. There’s no theme for the call.

Montanans interested in joining the tele-town hall may register by texting REPGIANFORTE to 828282 or by visiting Gianforte’s website.

Evening Newscast 02-26-18

Feb 26, 2018

An immigrant rights group says a Montana judge acted illegally when he asked a sheriff's deputy to take away from his court a Mexican-born man who was later detained by federal immigration authorities.

An Atlanta-based financial advisory firm has reached a settlement with Montana regulators over the alleged illegal activities of one of the company's former employees in Missoula.

A former Montana teacher has denied a charge she had sex with a male student under the age of 16 in early 2015.

Montana counties are starting to ban indoor vaping.

A Missoula County district court judge ruled Monday that a man convicted of raping a woman in Missoula in 2013 will not return to prison, despite a series of parole violations.

Beau Donaldson was sentenced to 30 years in prison with 20 suspended after he pleaded guilty to a 2010 rape. The former University of Montana football player was released on parole in 2016 and has been living in Bozeman.