MTPR

Evening Newscast 12-05-17

Dec 5, 2017

State Revenue Director Mike Kadas said the tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate early Saturday could cost the state about $122 million a year.

U.S. wildlife officials say the white-tailed prairie dog does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act because it's in no danger of extinction across the U.S. West.

A 16-year-old Hamilton high school student has died, and a 15-year-old boy is hospitalized after they apparently overdosed on prescription medication.

A conservation group attempting to piece together the largest private wildlife reserve in the United States says it will allow eight hunters a chance to kill bison on the grasslands of north-central Montana.

A Belgrade girl has donated part of her Christmas money to help pay other students' school lunch debts.

A Montana deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease Tuesday, far away from where previous cases in the state have been found.

Washington state regulators have approved a settlement that lays out how Puget Sound Energy will fund closing and cleanup costs at the Colstrip power plant in Montana.

Biologists with Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks have traced the origin of 2 illegally introduced Walleye discovered in Swan Lake.