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Evening Newscast 04-01-20

21 hours ago

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast for April 1, 2020.

Evening Newscast 03-31-20

Mar 31, 2020

Gov. Steve Bullock is directing landlords to not evict tenants who aren’t able to pay rent while a state-wide stay-at-home order is in place.

The Trump administration is moving to scale back criminal enforcement of a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species.

A Canadian company said Tuesday it plans to start construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. Midwest in April. 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A large earthquake struck north of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 5 p.m. It was centered 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Meridian, Idaho, near the rural mountain town of Stanley.

Evening Newscast 03-30-20

Mar 30, 2020

The state of Montana confirmed two more deaths due to the coronavirus Monday, bringing the state's total to four.

A former Blackfeet Nation chairman who defrauded a tribal Head Start early education program through an overtime pay scheme was sentenced to 10 months in prison Monday.

The state of Montana was scheduled to take control of part of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site Wednesday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, that transfer is being postponed indefinitely.

Montanas are being asked to report Census data online or by phone even without receiving a specialized ID code to begin the process.

A press release from the Montana Dept of Commerce on Monday says the state’s response remains critical as Census field operations across the U.S. are being suspended due to COVID-19.

Spring is here, and that means bears in Montana are leaving their dens. Wildlife managers report bear sightings across northwest Montana.

Evening Newscast 03-27-20

Mar 27, 2020

Montana Evening Newscast for March 27, 2020.

Evening Newscast 03-26-20

Mar 26, 2020

Montana evening newscast for March 26, 2020.

Evening Newscast 03-25-20

Mar 25, 2020

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast for March 25, 2020.

Evening Newscast 03-24-20

Mar 24, 2020

Gov. Steve Bullock announced today he’s adding another two weeks to state ordered closures for some social business and schools to combat Covid-19.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is extending the statewide closures of schools, restaurants, bars and other gathering places as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks announced today (3/24) they’re closing to all visitors, effective immediately.