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

Evening Newscast 12-12-19

Dec 12, 2019

A fake bomb threat at the Kalispell Walmart on Wednesday was initially labeled by law enforcement as a swatting incident, where pranksters hijack phone numbers in order to call in fake threats to police.

The U.S. Senate will consider expanding access to health care for Native American veterans and streamline the hiring process for tribal law enforcement.

Evening Newscast 12-11-19

Dec 11, 2019

The Senate has confirmed a top Justice Department lawyer with ties to Montana as a federal appeals court judge, despite a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association and sharp opposition from a home-state senator.

A University of Montana council has formally recommended the removal of a swastika-like tile arrangement on the walls of a school hall. 

Evening Newscast 12-10-19

Dec 10, 2019

NorthWestern Energy says it wants to acquire part of Puget Sound Energy's share of the coal-fired Colstrip Power Plant for $1.

Congress has approved legislation that would extend federal programs aimed at preserving American Indian languages and expand eligibility to more tribes. 

Montana evening newscast for Dec. 9, 2019.

Montana U.S. Senator Steve Daines says he plans to introduce legislation to help settle a long-awaited water rights deal with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Montana residents are facing delays of two months or longer to renew their driver’s licenses and get a REAL ID.

Montana’s lone voice in the U.S. House is blasting Democrats following Thursday's announced drafting of the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

A judge has approved a bankruptcy reorganization plan for one of the biggest U.S. coal companies amid uncertainty about how its mines will be bonded in the long term. 

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Tuesday it’s crafting a new statewide management plan for grizzly bears.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward for information about an unusually high number of spotlighting cases north of Hardin.

The United States Supreme Court seems inclined Tuesday to rule that Montana homeowners who are seeking additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting need the permission of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Authorities have arrested a juvenile male in connection with Monday’s unfounded bomb threat at Bigfork High School.

Evening newscast for Dec. 2, 2019.

Evening Newscast 11-27-19

Nov 27, 2019

Montana evening newscast for Nov. 27, 2019.