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Candidates in Montana's U.S. Senate and House primary elections have spent the final days of their campaigns rallying their bases and working the phones in an effort to get more voters to the polls.

A group behind a ballot initiative to increase Montana’s tobacco tax filed a complaint Monday with the state Commissioner of Political Practices. They allege their opponents engaged in illegal campaign activities. 

Candidates in Montana's U.S. Senate and House primary elections have spent the final days of their campaigns rallying their bases and working the phones in an effort to get more voters to the polls.

"Voter turnout, it’s always hard to estimate that," says Dana Corson, Elections Director for Montana’s Secretary of State. "Just looking at the past three federal primaries, those have experienced 32 to 34 percent. So unless something, you know, there’s a factor or something that we’re not aware of, I would estimate 32 to 34 percent."

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk plans to retire next March, ending a 44-year career with the National Park Service.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering up to $2,000 for information about a grizzly bear shooting death north of Libby.

A home health care worker in Great Falls is charged with threatening a patient with a knife and burning down the house in which they both lived.

Evening Newscast 05-31-18

May 31, 2018

The Montana State Hospital has changed some policies, and plans to increase staffing and improve training.

An agriculture organization that includes Montana farmers said today that the new steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the Trump Administration will take farm operations “to the breaking point.”

Attorney General Tim Fox’s office is cheering a ruling by a federal judge yesterday.

Evening Newscast 05-30-18

May 30, 2018

The Montana Mining Association is asking the state Supreme Court to void a proposed ballot initiative that would require state officials to deny mining permits unless it proposed mines would not require perpetual environmental cleanup.

Top EPA officials were in Butte today to explain details of the proposed Superfund cleanup that was agreed to in January, and get feedback from locals.

Southwestern Montana remains a hot spot for potential flooding.

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