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

Newscast 08-29-2013

Aug 29, 2013

Hundreds rally in Billings to protest a judge's sentencing decision - and comments - in a rape case. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into a letter sent by the state attorney general, protesting new federal fracking rules. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye has an update on the effort to reintroduce trumpeter swans on the Flathead Reservation. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the author of a new book on Montana's microbreweries.

Newscast 08-28-2013

Aug 28, 2013

Firefighters expect to soon have a line all the way around the Lolo Creek Complex fire. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the details of a pay raise agreement some University System employees will soon be voting on. In our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with Researcher Norma Nickerson about how visitors view their trips to Montana.

Newscast 08-27-2013

Aug 27, 2013

More progress on the Lolo Creek Complex Fire but it's still not fully contained. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us how community health centers are helping people get health insurance. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has more on how individual privacy will be protected under the Affordable Care Act. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with residents of upper Sleeman Gulch outside Lolo about some of the lessons they've learned about a week living with fire.

Newscast 08-26-2013

Aug 26, 2013

Crews continue to make progress on the Lolo Creek fire and to stay on top of some new lightning-caused fires. Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into the controversy over the price of coal leases. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with New York City Assistant Fire Chief Ron Spadafora about responding to the 9/11 attack and about fighting fires in Montana.

Newscast 08-23-2013

Aug 23, 2013

Lolo Creek Complex fire incident commander Greg Poncin says crews are making excellent progress and if that continues over the next 24 hours, Highway 12 may reopen and evacuees may be allowed to return home - but not before tomorrow at the earliest.

Newscast 08-22-2013

Aug 22, 2013

The Highway 12 corridor west of Lolo is filled with the sound of helicopters and chain saws as firefighters rush to corral the Lolo Creek Complex before strong winds arrive this evening. In tonight's feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the director of the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management about some helpful advice in dealing with the Lolo Fire Complex.

Newscast 08-21-2013

Aug 21, 2013

The Lolo Creek Complex fire west of Lolo is now the number one priority fire in the nation. In tonight's feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon about major changes Montana has been making to school lunches.

Newscast 08-20-2013

Aug 20, 2013

Wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour pushed two fires to a combined 8,000 acres. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about fires in the Flathead National Forest. And in our feature interview, Reporter Edward O'Brien talks with the new President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Montana about their many successes and significant challenges.

Newscast 08-19-2013

Aug 19, 2013

A western Montana fire that started the day at 60 acres has exploded into a fire that is now 2,000. In tonight's feature interview, Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen about choices people will have regarding the marketplace.

Sally Mauk

This just in: The Montana Red Cross has opened a shelter at Christ the King Church, 1400 Gerald Avenue in Missoula to accommodate evacuees of both the Industry Street hazmat emergency and the Lolo wildfire. The Lolo School is also  serving as a shelter for Highway 12 evacuees.

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