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Evening Newscast 02-24-16

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
MTPR Evening Newscast

Dozens of groups failed to meet the deadline of Montana's new campaign disclosure rules that aim to bring more transparency to state elections.

A central Montana coal mine that's seen layoffs, production cuts and permitting troubles faces more uncertainty after one of its co-owners reported taking more than a three hundred and sixty million dollar loss on its investment in the mine.

An alleged house burglary attempt led to heightened security at a Missoula elementary school early this morning.

Flathead Valley Community College released their enrollment numbers for their spring semester, and there has been a decrease in the number of full-time students.

Freight railroads delivered 17 percent fewer carloads of crude oil last year after oil prices collapsed.

Beginning later this month, members of the Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest Plan Revision Team will be seeking public input for recommended wilderness areas and land suitable for timber harvest.

The former editor of the Missoulian is suing the newspaper's publisher and its owner, Lee Enterprises Inc., for wrongful discharge.

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