Montana Evening Edition

Monday - Friday 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Local and regional stories from the Montana Public Radio Newsdesk.

Local Anchor(s): 
Anchors Corin Cates-Carney and Conrad Scheid
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Montana Evening Edition
6:22 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Newscast 01-08-2014

Montana corrections officials dispute a federal report giving the state a poor grade on incidents of prison rape. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce brings us the latest on the Flathead Water Compact. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with researcher Norma Nickerson about positive trends in Montana's tourism industry. 

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Montana Evening Edition
6:24 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Newscast 01-06-2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us critics of the Affordable Care Act gave Congressman Steve Daines an earful at a roundtable discussion today. We also tell you why the estate of a reclusive Montana copper heiress is still in dispute. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with ranch hand and author Bryce Andrews about his new book on the challenges of modern-day ranching in Montana - everything from encroaching development to wolves.  

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Montana Evening Edition
6:17 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Newscast 01-03-2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us names are already popping up to fill the Public Service Commission seat being vacated by Bill Gallagher. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye previews an upcoming Makers Faire. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with a Native American activist who thinks Montana's corrections system could do better by its native inmates. 

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Montana Evening Edition
6:15 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Newscast 01-02-2014

The Missoula County Attorney wants to sue the federal justice department. In our ongoing series on the Bakken, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the growth of sex trafficking in the region. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with retired smokejumper Wayne Williams about changes he believes are needed in the training of wildland firefighters.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:20 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Newscast 01-01-2014

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the new laws passed by the 2013 legislature that take effect today. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us how an oboist who lost his ability to play got it back again. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality about the first phase of the Clark Fork River cleanup near Warm Springs.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:16 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

12-31-2013 Newscast

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us more people died on Montana's roadways

this year than last - but fewer of those fatalities involved in alcohol. We'll also

have an update on clean-up of the upper Clark Fork River. And in our feature

tonight, the MTPR news staff looks back at the top stories of the past year -

from politics to firestorms.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:20 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

12-30-2013 Newscast

College sports overall are turning a profit in Montana, thanks to football. We'll also tell you about a new way Missoula's two hospitals have found to save money. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with solar energy expert John Perlin about the history - and future -  of energy from the sun.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:11 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Newscast 12-27-2013

Longterm unemployed Montana workers will see an end to their extended federal unemployment benefits tomorrow. We'll also tell you about a wolf and coyote derby expected to go forward tomorrow in Idaho. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with an expert about the threat of radon gas.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:20 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

12-26-2013 Newscast

A wind farm lawsuit raises the question the question of eagle protection. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye profiles retiring state fisheries manager Jim Vashro. In our ongoing series on the Bakken, capitol reporter Dan Boyce takes us to a unique writing workshop. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the federal ferret recovery coordinator about the challenges of re-introducing the black-footed ferret.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:12 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

12-24-2013 Newscast

Law enforcement wants to make sure you get home safe from those holiday parties. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce profiles two Montana brothers hoping to make it to the Olympics. Flathead reporter Katrin Frye visits with a woman whose business is to deck other people's halls. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with the founder of Missoula's Shipping Depot about some of the unique items people like to send for Christmas.

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