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

A top aide to Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton has filed to run for her boss's job next year.

The Beartooth Pass has closed for the season.

A Lewis and Clark County jury has found a Helena man guilty of deliberate homicide in the slayings of a couple in their Montana home.

Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered a temporary stop to sales of flavored e-cigarettes.

A Montana school known for its Blackfeet Tribe culture has postponed a volleyball game after a video depicting indigenous people was posted during the rival's homecoming festivities.

Harlem's city council has voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

he countdown has begun to a blast of snow, cold temperatures and strong winds coming out of Alberta and into Montana and northern Wyoming.

Nine Montana hospitals are now receiving reduced Medicare payments under a program penalizing costly readmissions.

Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock raised nearly 2.3 million dollars over the past three months, collecting more than he did the previous quarter.

A Canadian man has been sentenced to two years of probation for not doing enough to prevent the hazardous conditions that led to an explosion that injured three workers at an oil processing plant in southeastern Montana.

Yellowstone County officials are investigating a homicide after the body of a missing woman was found in a wooded area outside Laurel.

A major western U.S. utility is speeding up plans to use less coal-fired power over the next decade.

A California man was sentenced to federal prison after claiming he had oil leases on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in order to defraud investors of millions.

Missoula businesswoman and philanthropist Whitney Williams announced Thursday she’s running for governor. 

Snow and colder temperatures have snuffed out the last four wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.

A U.S. senator for Montana has announced plans to build a larger veterans affairs clinic in Missoula.

Montana’s Big Horn County will establish a task force to investigate missing persons cases following the death of a girl there. 

U.S. transportation officials have finalized long-delayed measures meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions, but didn’t address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur.

A Montana mine company has laid off dozens of workers, but could hire again as it aims to prevent acid rock drainage.

Starting Tuesday, pharmacies in Montana will need to see identification from patients picking up prescriptions for opioid painkillers like hydrocodone or oxycodone. 

Gov. Steve Bullock declared an emergency Sunday for areas hit by an early-season storm.

Gov. Steve Bullock is applying to be the first Democrat in the presidential primary who accepts public financing for his campaign.

Montana's minimum wage will increase 15 cents an hour to $8.65 in January.

Evening Newscast 09-26-19

Sep 26, 2019

Residents in parts of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are preparing for an early season snow storm while their neighbors to the south are under a red-flag warning for critical fire conditions.

Montana wildlife officials have been unable to locate a grizzly bear that mauled an Ohio hunter in southwestern Montana.

Montana wheat farmers say they’ve been given a “glimmer of hope” with an initial trade deal reached this week between the U.S. and local grain growers’ largest buyer - Japan. 

Evening Newscast 09-25-19

Sep 25, 2019

The Trump administration's public lands steward has recused himself from work involving dozens of former clients.

An environmental group says the U.S. government is refusing to provide details of a cattle grazing program in six Western states, including Montana, that could be harming habitat and endangered species.

The director of Montana's Department of Corrections is denying allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation made in a lawsuit filed by a former employee. 

Evening Newscast 09-24-19

Sep 24, 2019

A former Montana Department of Corrections employee alleges she lost her job after refusing sexual advances by the agency director.

Montana’s congressional delegation is reacting in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement today that the House will move forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

A conservation group trying to create the largest nature reserve in the Lower 48 states is scaling back its request to expand bison grazing on public lands.