Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 11-16-18

Nov 16, 2018

Montana election officials are planning to use the bulk of a $3 million federal grant on a new statewide voter registration system.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has named Shaun McGrath as the new director of the Department of Environmental Quality.

Officials have awarded a contract to replace 14 miles of pedestrian fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border to a company in Bozeman.

Evening Newscast 11-15-18

Nov 15, 2018

The $10 billion-plus state budget proposal Governor Steve Bullock unveiled today includes raising taxes on tobacco, liquor, rental cars and hotel rooms.

The fires raging in California, and one continuing to smolder in Glacier National Park, have managers in Whitefish thinking about how people in town can prepare for the worst.

Two conservation groups say the federal government violated environmental laws by approving a Canadian company's plan to search for gold in key wildlife habitat in the Centennial range in Idaho.

Evening Newscast 11-14-18

Nov 14, 2018

Montana lawmakers picked their leadership today for the upcoming legislative session.

Police say three men wanted after someone fired shots at a county deputy's vehicle in Jefferson County have been arrested in Idaho.

A U.S. Senate committee has approved a bill aimed at addressing the high number of missing and murdered Native American women.

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton is defending his decision to award a $265,000 contract to a friend, saying his office did what was right for the voters.

State environmental regulators have given the OK to expanding a coal mine in southeastern Montana and set a $13.7 million cleanup bond.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told the Associated Press today that the federal government plans to appeal a federal court ruling allowing oil and gas drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine area outside Glacier National Park.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Donald Trump are tamping down talk that Zinke might be the next Trump administration official to leave their position.

Work on Keystone XL oil pipeline scheduled to start next spring has been put on hold.

With the fall bird migration now in full swing, the companies in charge of Butte’s Berkeley Pit are using their new and improved scientific bird hazing program to keep birds away.