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Montana’s U.S. Senators split their votes along party lines, as expected, on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

The speaker of the Montana House is conceding the Legislature will likely do nothing to sanction a state representative for his comments about socialism.

Coal mining in the top U.S. coal-producing region was down sharply at the end of 2019 compared to the year before. 

Gallatin County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to offer up to six weeks of paid parental leave to county employees.It’s the second Montana county to offer the benefit.

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is removing a portion of a former wood-treatment facility in Montana from its list of Superfund sites, despite concerns.

Montana’s two U.S. Senators indicated they’ll split their votes along party lines on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner dropped out of the race Monday, leaving just two candidates running in the Montana Democratic primary race for governor.

The Montana Republican Party has condemned a comment made by Billings state Rep. Rodney Garcia, who said the U.S. Constitution calls for people who identify as socialists to be jailed or shot.

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed part of a former wood-treating operation in northeast Bozeman from a list of the nation’s most contaminated sites.

Evening Newscast 01-31-20

Jan 31, 2020

Montana's Judicial Standards Commission filed a complaint against a Billings judge Friday, alleging she violated rules of conduct while running for office in 2018.

A Montana prosecutor is pursuing criminal charges against three Crow tribe officials involved in an attempt last year to oust the tribe’s chairman.

Montana’s U.S. Senators have split along party lines on the question to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Evening Newscast 01-30-20

Jan 30, 2020

It may be winter but fire danger around Montana could spike this weekend when a system with strong winds, dry conditions and possible record highs for parts of Montana blows in on Saturday.

Yellowstone National Park officials say the coyote that attacked and injured a cross country skier Tuesday has tested negative for rabies. The unidentified 43-year-old woman was bitten by a coyote while skiing in the Canyon Village area.

Evening Newscast 01-29-20

Jan 29, 2020

A Montana school district looking to combat an anticipated budget deficit of more than $1 million has announced it will provide early retirement incentives to roughly 40 veteran teachers.

Earlier this month, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's administration raised concerns that a legislative audit of the Medicaid program might impact the state's bond rating and its ability to finance infrastructure work.

Nearly 170 volunteers turned up Wednesday morning to search for a missing Great Falls woman who disappeared after walking away from a house Sunday night.

Evening Newscast 01-28-20

Jan 28, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency says another Libby Asbestos Superfund Site unit is ready to be delisted. 

Plans for construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline inched forward last week with several approvals at the federal and state levels.

Montana saw wage growth in 2019 but an economic slowdown is expected in coming years, according to University of Montana researchers.

Evening Newscast 01-27-20

Jan 27, 2020

The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians celebrated the tribe’s recently won federal recognition in Great Falls this weekend.

State and Federal wildlife managers are offering a first-of-its-kind summit on grizzly bear education in Helena this week. 

Evening Newscast 01-24-20

Jan 24, 2020

Montana Public Radio evening newscast for January 24, 2020.

Evening Newscast 01-23-20

Jan 23, 2020

Law enforcement and family members are clashing over what they say killed a 16-year-old Crow girl, who was found dead near an Interstate-90 rest stop earlier this week.

Montana’s attorney general has signed onto a letter saying the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump pose a threat to all future elections and establish a dangerous historical precedent.

The three candidates in the Republican primary race for governor in Montana will meet in their first full debate tonight.