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Missoula News:
Eric Whitney, News Director: 406-243-4075, @mtprnd

Edward O'Brien, Assistant News Director: 406-243-4065

Helena News:
Corin Cates-Carney, Capitol Reporter: 253-495-5193, @clccarney

Flathead News:
Nicky Ouellet, Flathead-area Reporter: 603-568-6155 or 406-730-2264, @nickydoesradio

Montana's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 3.6 percent in May, with the state seeing gains in payroll employment among the federal government and the accommodation and food service sectors.

A judge says new legislation is complicating a lawsuit over whether Montana's health department was wrong to deny licenses to the state's largest medical marijuana business to start five new operations.

Evening Newscast 06-20-19

Jun 20, 2019

An audit found Montana's Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education overspent on lodging, travel and meals, including hotel rooms for members of the Board of Regents and staff before the previous two Cat-Griz football games.

Authorities say a film producer from Massachusetts accidentally drowned while scuba diving in Canyon Ferry reservoir during a video shoot for a prospective U.S. Senate candidate.

Wildlife officials in Idaho are urging black bear hunters to choose their targets with care after a protected grizzly bear was spotted in north-central Idaho for the first time in a decade.

Evening Newscast 06-19-19

Jun 19, 2019

Plans to close 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers across the country were reversed Wednesday by the Trump administration.

Commissioners in Gallatin and Lewis and Clark counties are moving toward asking voters if they want to remove party affiliations from several local elected offices. 

Senator Jon Tester fielded questions from Flathead Valley students at a town hall event January 5, 2018
Nicky Ouellet

Senator Jon Tester is hosting a town hall meeting in Missoula Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at 200 S. Pattee Street in downtown Missoula.

Tester will answer questions and give updates on Job Corps Centers legislation, including Trapper Creek. He will also discuss the Senate’s recent passage of his Blue WAter Navy veterans legislation and his efforts to pass the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Evening Newscast 06-18-19

Jun 18, 2019

An audit found Secretary of State Corey Stapleton misused a state vehicle, likely to commute home on the weekends.

Law enforcement officers in western Montana say a 16-year-old boy who was driving a stolen vehicle died today after fleeing a traffic stop in Missoula and jumping into the Clark Fork River.

A Nevada man pleaded not guilty today to deliberate homicide in the suspected death of his girlfriend, who was last seen in Montana in September 2018.