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Evening Newscast 01-22-20

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

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. 

Montana and Wyoming are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Washington state’s rejection of a proposed coal export terminal.

Montana’s attorney general has signed onto a letter saying the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump pose a threat to all future elections and establish a dangerous historical precedent.

A candlelight vigil has been held to honor a Montana teenager who was missing for weeks before her body was found by investigators.

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a man charged for his alleged role in the shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy can be forcibly medicated after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial.

The Montana Department of Commerce has awarded $700,000 in grants across eight tribal governments for tribal language revitalization efforts.

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