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Montana Evening Edition

Monday - Friday 5 - 7 p.m.

Get the latest national headlines from All Things Considered, along with Montana news from the MTPR news team. Local news airs at the top and bottom of each hour, with longer stories mixed in as avalable from :35 after, on.

Montana News

Newscast 11-14-2014

Nov 14, 2014

The second year of buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act starts tomorrow - we've got a couple of stories on that on tonight's Montana Evening Edition. We've also got news from the state capitol, and it turns out a federal judge in Great Falls won't hear arguments challenging Montana's gay marriage ban.

Newscast 11-13-2014

Nov 13, 2014

The Democratic party has chosen Jon Tester to lead their campaign efforts for the 2016 election. We’ll also hear from Democrats in the state legislature who are calling for climate change policies, and from folks helping out with the transfer of a herd of former Yellowstone Bison from Ted Turner’s ranch to the Fort Peck Reservation. News about getting Native Americans to buy health insurance, too.


Newscast 11-12-2014

Nov 12, 2014

This just in: It’s still really cold. We get a little insight from a meteorologist on that. We’ll also hear what’s new and not-new about buying health insurance in Montana as opening day for approaches. We also have a story on a new scorecard that ranks Montana cities on their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Newscast 11-11-2014

Nov 11, 2014

Forecasters say the current cold snap could break records before things warm back up again. A Kalispell man is charged in a Halloween assault on Whitefish's police chief, and veterans in Missoula and from around Montana talk about what today means to them.

Newscast 11-10-2014

Nov 10, 2014

Two hunters reported missing near Whitehall have been found. The attorney general will hold a hearing next week in Missoula on the sale of Community Medical Center. Sen. Tester talks about election losses, and leading the Democratic Party's Senate campaign in 2016.

Newscast 11-07-2014

Nov 7, 2014

We have more on the “crowd-shooting” incident outside Helena last weekend where hunters shot more than thirty elk. Our Campaign Beat analysts talk about what candidates did right and wrong this year - and look ahead to next year’s legislative session. We’ll also hear from educators and businesspeople in Helena who’re working to get more girls into science careers.

Newscast 11-06-2014

Nov 6, 2014

Thirty elk were killed last Sunday near Helena in an incident of questionable ethics. We'll also take a look at Montana's new tourism campaign, and human error has been ruled out in the train derailment that dumped the bodies of six jumbo jets into the Clark Fork river.

Newscast 11-05-2014

Nov 5, 2014

Voter turnout in Montana was basically the same this election as it was in the last mid-term contest in 2010. A round-up of election numbers is our top story. We'll also tell you which six counties John Lewis and Amanda Curtis won, and Edward O'Brien has an interview with a researcher who's speaking tonight at the University of Montana - about wildlife in the anthropocene.

Newscast 11-04-2014

Nov 4, 2014

Four out of five absentee voters in Montana have turned in their ballots, but overall voter turnout won't be know until the polls close. We get a taste of voting in small-town Montana, and Gov. Bullock says he's hoping the election results in a legislature he can work with.

Newcast 11-03-2014

Nov 3, 2014

The past and present owners of the paper mill in Frenchtown miss another deadline to propose their clean-up plans. Missoula's city council is talking over the purchase of Mountain Water tonight. A former Griz makes the NBA. And our election-night analysts tell us what they'll be watching for as

the returns roll in.