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Candidates for public office in Montana can now file to appear on the 2020 ballot. Candidate filing day is an official kickoff to a major election year for Montana and the nation.

While the Presidential race is this year’s top-of-the-ticket contest, Montanans will also select a U.S. Senator and Representative for the U.S. House.

Montana evening newscast for January 8, 2020.

Evening newscast for January 7, 2020.

A statue of a miner
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Montana officials say a Navajo Nation company may continue operating a coal mine for two more months amid negotiations over the terms of a state permit.

Evening Newscast for Jan. 06, 2020

Montana’s Republican Congress members have signed onto a brief asking the Supreme Court of the United States to consider overruling previous decisions upholding the constitutional right to have an abortion.

One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. will close two of its four units within days as the Colstrip facility edges towards total shutdown.

Kalispell Regional Healthcare is facing a second lawsuit over its handling of a data breach last year of up to 130,000 patients’ medical and financial information.

Evening Newscast 12-23-19

Dec 23, 2019

A U.S. judge in Montana ruled Friday that tribal and environmental lawsuits against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline may go forward.

Police on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation have identified a suspect, and seized a vehicle, believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 16-year-old girl earlier this month.

Thirty-three bison were transferred from Yellowstone National Park to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on Monday.

Evening Newscast 12-20-19

Dec 20, 2019

Evening newscast for December 20, 2019.

Evening Newscast 12-19-19

Dec 19, 2019

Evening newscast for December 19, 2019.

In the historic vote making Donald Trump the third president to be impeached by Congress, Montana’s U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte voted against the articles.

The full house voted to impeach President Trump on two articles alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.