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Evening Newscast 08-12-19

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast

Some Montana residents are cleaning up after a series of weekend thunderstorms that brought large hail, heavy rain and strong winds that downed trees and power lines and damaged buildings and vehicles.

An appeals court has upheld a Montana law requiring nonprofit groups to register with the state as political committees if they run ads that refer to a candidate or ballot issue.

The town of West Yellowstone is going to ask voters if they want to increase the local resort tax to help expand water and sewer capacity and pay for other infrastructure projects.

The practice of setting controlled blazes to lessen the impact of wildfires is not used in the American West as frequently as officials would like.

Fires across Montana received a fair helping of rain over the weekend, giving firefighters a hand.

Health officials proposed requiring districts to create plans for how they would Montana school buildings airtight.

Cassidy Alexander is a UM Journalism School student and MTPR reporter.
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