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

Evening Newscast 10-24-19

Oct 24, 2019

Montana's largest coal mine has been indefinitely shuttered by its new owners from the Navajo Nation in a dispute over whether it should be immune from some environmental regulations.

Montana Sen. Jon Tester will hold a town hall in Butte at noon Friday.

Evening Newscast 10-23-19

Oct 23, 2019

Five Jamaicans recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans were discriminated against and paid less than other employees doing the same work.

The acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West. 

Evening Newscast 10-22-19

Oct 22, 2019

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a Missoula ordinance that would have expanded background checks to private gun sales violates state law.

Kalispell Regional Healthcare announced Tuesday that an email data breach this summer may have exposed the personal and private health care information of nearly 130,000 of its patients. 

Evening Newscast 10-21-19

Oct 21, 2019

Kalispell police have detained two people in the investigation of a possible homicide Saturday evening.

A congressional watchdog agency says federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period.

The Glacier National Park Conservancy plans to spend $2.5 million supporting 75 projects in the park next year.

Evening Newscast 10-18-19

Oct 18, 2019

State officials say Montana's unemployment rate held at 3.3% in September, the same 10-year low recorded in August.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment over the next month on the mitigation of Colstrip groundwater contamination.

A man who pled guilty to strangling a 31-year-old woman to death on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Evening Newscast 10-17-19

Oct 17, 2019

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's attempt to ease some rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven U.S. Western states.

The Johnson & Johnson company has agreed to pay nearly $117 million in a multistate settlement, including Montana, over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products.

Montana Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney is asking his opponents in the Democratic primary race for governor to sign a pledge to limit outside spending and self-funding in their campaigns.

Evening Newscast 10-16-19

Oct 16, 2019

Montana’s political leaders are overwhelmingly male.

A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has made a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to reduced charges connected to allegations that he stole from the Montana tribe's Head Start program.

State health officials say a teenager has died related to a vaping-associated illness.

Evening Newscast 10-15-19

Oct 15, 2019

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will not share the debate stage with the twelve remaining Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio.

The state is considering five sites for a new Montana history museum. 

Evening Newscast 10-14-19

Oct 14, 2019

Montana Public Radio evening newscast for 10/14/19.

Evening Newscast 10-11-19

Oct 11, 2019

Montana’s Mining City inches closer and closer to having a final Superfund deal for the cleanup of the Butte Hill and urban creek corridors, but the ink still isn’t quite dry. Nora Saks reports.

The Montana Historical Society is interested in the cabin where the Unabomber lived after a Washington, D.C. museum announced plans to return it to the FBI next year, its current owner.

 Access to medication-assisted treatments for opioid addiction is expanding in Montana.

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