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

Evening Newscast 01-22-20

Jan 22, 2020

The Trump administration has approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land.

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling.

Warm weather and a lack of snow in parts of Montana has led to the cancellation of a skijoring competition in Whitefish and an ice fishing event on Canyon Ferry Reservoir near Townsend this weekend. 

Evening Newscast 01-21-20

Jan 21, 2020

Wyoming and Montana are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on Washington State's denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal exports.

Federal officials say the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs violated an order to repair a public water supply system on the Crow Indian Reservation.

Evening Newscast 01-17-20

Jan 17, 2020

An ice jam that caused flooding along a creek in Chouteau has nearly submerged a town park and is rising into residents' basements and crawl spaces.

A conservation group can seek details from the Trump administration on whether it used the recommendations of a disbanded committee to craft policies on oil, gas and coal extraction.

An investment group from Billings has filed a lawsuit against the Montana Lottery over rules that require businesses wishing to offer sports gambling to have specific alcohol licenses.

Evening Newscast 01-16-20

Jan 16, 2020

U.S. Senators today (Thurs, Jan. 16) were sworn in as jurors in the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Multiple agencies are continuing to search for a missing girl from south-central Montana through frigid weather.

The largest school district in Montana plans to cut up to 40 full-time employees to make up for a more than $4 million budget deficit.

Evening Newscast 01-15-20

Jan 15, 2020

Montana regulators say they expect to have $400 million in bonds in place by July to cover future cleanup costs at the Colstrip power plant.

An ice jam has caused flooding along a creek in Chouteau, and authorites warned residents Wednesday that some houses could be impacted if water levels continue to rise.

Evening Newscast 01-14-20

Jan 14, 2020

A U.S. judge has appointed a receiver to oversee a Bitcoin plant in Butte after the majority owner was accused of running a Ponzi scheme involving cryptocurrency investments.

The Montana Motor Vehicle Division says seven of its driver license offices will be open on Martin Luther King Day to provide additional times for residents to renew or replace Montana driver licenses or to obtain state identification or REAL ID cards.

A campaign to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana use has submitted two proposed ballot initiatives for state review. 

Evening Newscast 01-13-20

Jan 13, 2020

Montana lawmakers are meeting in the state capitol this week for an unusual gathering to study budget, tax, and policy trends. The week will include debate about moving the state towards annual legislative sessions.

Authorities have recovered the bodies of four people from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed north of Billings.

A chalet in Glacier National Park is taking reservations for the first time since a wildfire gutted the structure.

Evening Newscast 01-10-20

Jan 10, 2020

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