Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 05-20-19

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The U.S. Supreme Court Monday sided with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest.

Seventy-one Montana elected officials will get pay raises this summer to match the average salaries of their counterparts in neighboring states.

State Auditor Matt Rosendale is asking Montana legislators to override Gov. Steve Bullock's veto of a bill on prescription drug costs.

A proposal for a new limestone mine near Drummond is now open for public comment.

Evening Newscast 05-17-19

May 17, 2019

A new trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan lifts age restrictions and opens the door to an estimated $200 million annual increase of U.S. beef and beef product exports, according to the U.S. department of agriculture.

Officials have issued a flood warning for Missoula as snowmelt and rain causes the Clark Fork River to rise.

Defense attorneys for a man charged with an alleged role in the shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy are appealing a judge's order that he be forcibly medicated so he is fit to stand trial.

Evening Newscast 05-16-19

May 16, 2019

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is announcing he's been endorsed in the 2020 Democratic presidential race by Iowa's attorney general.

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled the state failed to make a reasonable effort to reunite a woman with the son who was taken away from her after he was born in Billings with methamphetamine in his system.

Federal officials say an effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona six years ago has failed.

Evening Newscast 05-15-19

May 15, 2019

A Republican lawmaker says a push to permanently protect U.S. grizzly bears because they are considered sacred among Native Americans would elevate "sentimental biases" above science.

The sponsor of a bill Gov. Steve Bullock signed last week to prevent aquatic invasive species says he’s happy with the funding package, despite some last-minute changes.

Gov. Steve Bullock’s presidential campaign says it’s raised a million dollars in its first day.

Evening Newscast 05-14-19

May 14, 2019

Gov. Steve Bullock spent the day meeting with reporters and supporters as he kicked off his campaign for president.

Local health officials say the number of whooping cough cases in Missoula has topped 100.

A bill that would ban sport hunting of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states gets a hearing in a U.S. House committee Wednesday.