Montana Public Radio

Evening Newscast 10-01-19

Oct 1, 2019

U.S. transportation officials have finalized long-delayed measures meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions, but didn’t address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur.

A Montana mine company has laid off dozens of workers, but could hire again as it aims to prevent acid rock drainage.

Starting Tuesday, pharmacies in Montana will need to see identification from patients picking up prescriptions for opioid painkillers like hydrocodone or oxycodone. 

Montana’s congressional delegation is asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reinstate a full-time human trafficking agent in the state.

Melania Trump will promote U.S. national parks and her youth initiative later this week in Wyoming.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Tuesday that it has found another white-tailed deer suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease.

Two more Montana Democrats are entering the party’s primary to challenge Republican Steve Daines in the 2020 U.S. Senate race.

The state of Montana has denied a $97 million claim filed by a man who was exonerated after spending 18 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.