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Helena News:

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

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Montana Public Radio evening newscast for 10/14/19.

Evening Newscast 10-11-19

Oct 11, 2019

Montana’s Mining City inches closer and closer to having a final Superfund deal for the cleanup of the Butte Hill and urban creek corridors, but the ink still isn’t quite dry. Nora Saks reports.

The Montana Historical Society is interested in the cabin where the Unabomber lived after a Washington, D.C. museum announced plans to return it to the FBI next year, its current owner.

 Access to medication-assisted treatments for opioid addiction is expanding in Montana.

Evening Newscast 10-10-19

Oct 10, 2019

Leaders of three more tribes have signed a treaty guiding restoration of buffalo populations in the U.S. and Canada.

Cleanup requirements are holding up the sale of a bankrupt coal company's mines in Wyoming and Appalachia. 

Two tribal leaders have resigned from a Montana task force in protest of the state attorney general's support of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada.

A Montana judge must once again decide whether to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold President Donald Trump's permit to cross the U.S.-Canada border.

A majority of Montana voters do not think President Donald Trump should be impeached, according to a poll from the University of Montana released this week.

A top aide to Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton has filed to run for her boss's job next year.

The Beartooth Pass has closed for the season.

A Lewis and Clark County jury has found a Helena man guilty of deliberate homicide in the slayings of a couple in their Montana home.

Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered a temporary stop to sales of flavored e-cigarettes.

Harlem's city council has voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

he countdown has begun to a blast of snow, cold temperatures and strong winds coming out of Alberta and into Montana and northern Wyoming.

Nine Montana hospitals are now receiving reduced Medicare payments under a program penalizing costly readmissions.

Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock raised nearly 2.3 million dollars over the past three months, collecting more than he did the previous quarter.

A Canadian man has been sentenced to two years of probation for not doing enough to prevent the hazardous conditions that led to an explosion that injured three workers at an oil processing plant in southeastern Montana.

Yellowstone County officials are investigating a homicide after the body of a missing woman was found in a wooded area outside Laurel.

A major western U.S. utility is speeding up plans to use less coal-fired power over the next decade.

A California man was sentenced to federal prison after claiming he had oil leases on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in order to defraud investors of millions.

Missoula businesswoman and philanthropist Whitney Williams announced Thursday she’s running for governor. 

Snow and colder temperatures have snuffed out the last four wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.

A U.S. senator for Montana has announced plans to build a larger veterans affairs clinic in Missoula.

Montana’s Big Horn County will establish a task force to investigate missing persons cases following the death of a girl there. 

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. 

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