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Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.

The Montana fire marshal's office is helping Anaconda police investigate two fires that happened less than two days apart on the same street in downtown Anaconda, including one that destroyed a historic mansion.

An attorney for a group fighting the Keystone XL pipeline says the organization plans to appeal a South Dakota judge's decision upholding state regulators' approval for the pipeline to cross the state.

Montana Senator Steve Daines earlier this year.
Jackie Yamanaka

Two years would be too long for an Affordable Care Act replacement plan, according to Montana Senator Steve Daines.

After the Senate’s attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed last night, Republicans came up with a different plan: repealing Obamacare and replacing it within the next two years. But that idea failed on Tuesday afternoon. 

In an interview with Yellowstone Public Radio Tuesday morning, Daines said he would support a bill repealing Obamacare, but he would want a replacement plan in action as soon as possible.

Evening Newscast: Tuesday, July 18

Jul 18, 2017
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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is downplaying his national political ambitions even as he sets up a committee that would pay for his travel to political events across the country.

The coal industry in Wyoming has started to rebound but companies are hesitant to hire many workers because of lingering uncertainty.

U.S. coal exports rose sharply in early 2017 amid increased demand in Asia and Europe.

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On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small gets together with relatives at a family reunion that drew hundreds.


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Family and close friends of attended the internment ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery for former U.S. Senator and Marine Corps veteran Conrad Burns.

The Burns family released the following statement, “We laid to rest today a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Conrad dedicated his life to serving our family and this great state and nation, and we will always hold onto the unconditional love and care he showed our family and the people of Montana.”

Evening Newscast: Monday, July 17

Jul 17, 2017
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Montana Governor Steve Bullock was chosen as vice chair of the National Governors Association during its summer meeting last week in Rhode Island.

Montana's chief political watchdog says the chairman of Montana Public Service Commission broke ethics laws when he used office resources to write a column that disparaged a candidate for the regulatory body in last year's election.

A company that has a Boeing 747 bomber that can drop more than 19,000 gallons of retardant on wildfires says federal officials are keeping it grounded and that puts homes and ground based firefighters at risk.

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With coal in decline and wind energy on the rise, one company wants to offer free training to a couple hundred interested people who want to become part of the highest growing profession in the next decade – wind turbine technician.

Eduardo Garcia and Jennifer Jane the morning after his hand was amputated.
Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

The Montana-based producers of the movie “Unbranded” have a new documentary opening at the Babcock Theater in Billings this Thursday.

It’s called “Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story” and it's about a man who was struck with 2,400 volts of electricity and survived.

Lynn Donaldson

Ox Pasture features local big sky flavor. For Executive Chef Chris Lockhart, seasonal produce and products from the environs around Red Lodge shape his menu planning.  Local bounty plays the starring role backed by flavors and food from afar. Contributors to the local offerings include Laurel Farmers Market, owned by Leslyn and Greg Johnson. Even more, “local” also applies to the strong community support, filling the restaurant with eager patrons who have become regulars at the popular restaurant.

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This week on the Blue Light Boogie, we wrap up our final episode on time. It may be the last time in this three-part series, but you can still catch Art Hooker every week here on YPR from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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