Evening Newscast 01-22-18

Jan 22, 2018

Montana Republicans today were quick to pile-on U.S. Senator Jon Tester for voting against ending the government shutdown.

Montana has become the first state to bar telecommunications companies from receiving state contracts if they interfere with internet traffic or favor higher-paying sites or apps, under an order from Gov. Steve Bullock.

A business coalition is asking a judge to stop state officials from imposing a fee on Montana State Fund assets to help plug a budget gap.

A Missoula man was killed by an avalanche outside of West Yellowstone in Idaho Saturday.

Eighteen Montanans have died of the flu this season. The state health department says that all but three counties have reported at least one case of influenza, for a total just shy of 2,000 infections statewide.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s study of the nation's most at-risk for HIV has two Montana counties listed and Montana health officials perplexed.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is praising a Supreme Court decision that allows legal challenges to the Obama Administration's Waters of the United States, or WOTUS - rule to continue.