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    PNS Daily News - April 28, 20150 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; the State of Emergency continues in Baltimore; questions about the Senate’s Toxic Substances bill and whether it modernizes or weakens protections; plus a look at how Spokane is handling moose on the loose.

Public News Service - Montana

PHOTO: Today marks 100 days for the U.S. Senate this year. A new tally of votes from the Sierra Club and other environmental groups tracked decisions on natural resources, the environment and climate change, showing distinct divides along party lines. Photo credit: hans/pixabay.com

MISSOULA, Mont. - Today is a benchmark for the U.S. Senate. It's the 100th day of the session and a new report from the Sierra Club tracks votes on clean energy, climate change and natural resources. Montana's freshman Senator Steve Daines' record is taken to task, specifically for opposing legis...Read More

Public News Service - MT

PHOTO: Montana's Smith River has made the top 10 list for most endangered rivers, issued by the group American Rivers. Plans for a large copper mine are listed as a threat to the waterway.    Photo credit: Fish Eye Guy Photography.

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana's Smith River has made the top 10 list for most endangered rivers, issued by the group American Rivers. Waterways on the list each year are considered at high risk of pollution or other impairments because of development decisions expected in the coming year. In the case of...Read More

Public News Service - MT

PHOTO: Billings may be in the heart of farm country, but the region imports between 90 and 95 percent of its food. A farm and food systems expert presents ideas on Tuesday for how local food can become an economic development tool. Photo credit: LifeOfPix.com

BILLINGS, Mont. - Billings may be in the heart of farm country, but the region imports between 90 and 95 percent of its food. Harvard University economics professor Ken Meter, who has helped communities in more than three dozen states set up local food systems, says Billings isn't alone in that st...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the country and finds that Montana is a top state for employment opportunities for college graduates. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

HELENA, Mont. - College graduates searching for jobs in Montana have an easier time than in most states, according to a new report that takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the nation. Montana is listed as 12th-best, and those with degrees in the health-care and technical fields hav...Read More

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PHOTO: A bill sitting on Gov. Steve Bullock's desk is one he's seen before. The legislation would allow existing hydropower dams to qualify for incentives under the state's Renewable Energy Standard. He vetoed a similar bill two years ago because of concerns about the impact on development of new renewable projects. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - A bill sitting on Gov. Steve Bullock's desk is one he's seen before. The legislation would allow existing hydropower dams to qualify for incentives under the state's Renewable Energy Standard. The governor vetoed a similar bill two years ago because of concerns that the move would a...Read More

Public News Service - MT

PHOTO: Katie Bangs of Inverness is one of about a dozen Montanans representing the Montana Farmers Union at the National Farmers Union convention this week. Seen here with husband Jeff, she's interested in ways to encourage the next generation of farmers and ranchers, especially women. Photo courtesy of Katie Bangs.

HAVRE, Mont. - Country-of-origin labeling, fair trade policies and encouraging more women and minorities to become farmers and ranchers are among the topics at the National Farmers Union convention, wrapping up today in Wichita, Kansas. Katie Bangs of Inverness is one of about a dozen Montanans rep...Read More

Public News Service - MT

PHOTO: Greater sage-grouse are among the stars of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference today, where success stories are being shared about preserving their habitat. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

HELENA, Mont. - Conservation and wildlife management are part the package for working lands. Tying it all together and keeping lands profitable and healthy are lessons being shared at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference this week in Omaha. Natural Resources Conservation Ser...Read More

Public News Service - MT

PHOTO: Transitioning the family farm or ranch to the next generation can be a contentious time. An expert on successful, and profitable, transitions is offering free workshops in Montana this week. Photo credit: Inspired Images/Pixabay

MISSOULA, Mont. – When it's time to hand down the family farm or ranch to the next generation, it's not always a time of family harmony. An expert on successful transitions is presenting free workshops in Montana this week to help smooth over the rough spots. Andy Junkin says while most fo...Read More

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