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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 

    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Public News Service - Montana

The Flathead River is part of the watershed covered by the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe's water compact.(skeeze/pixabay)

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION, Mont. -- The water compact between the state of Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes moved one step closer to reality on Thursday as U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced a bill to ratify the agreement. If passed by Congress, it would resolve the tribes' lo...Read More

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The Northwest Energy Conference kicks off today in Missoula. (Alternative Energy Resources Organization)

MISSOULA, Mont. – More than a hundred conservation advocates are converging on Missoula today to map out Montana's transition to a clean energy economy. They're gathering for the annual Northwest Energy Coalition conference. This year, Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to lay out his plan to ...Read More

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Les Anderson delivered 225,000 comment cards opposing a proposed coal-shipping terminal at Longview, Wash., to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle. (Columbia Riverkeeper)<br />

BILLINGS, Mont. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit on Monday for the massive Gateway Pacific Terminal, a coal-export facility proposed near Bellingham, Wash., that would have shipped coal to Asia from the Powder River Basin. The Corps heeded complaints from the Lummi Nation that the...Read More

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Today is the deadline to submit public comments on a proposal to take the Yellowstone Grizzly off the endangered species list. (Kim Keating/USGS)

HELENA, Mont. - Today is the last day to make your opinions known on a proposal by the feds to take the Yellowstone Grizzly off the endangered species list. So far, more than 3,300 responses have poured in online. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the grizzly has recovered enough within th...Read More

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The regular primary registration deadline in Montana is Mon., May 9. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. - The primary election is coming up in about a month, on June 7 but the deadline for regular voter registration is this Monday, May 9. Montanans can find their polling place or print off registration forms from the Montana Conservation Voters website then mail or take the...Read More

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Glacier National Park is among the best-known parts of the extensive system of public lands in Montana. froggidonna/morguefile)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - This summer is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and a large coalition, including the tribal group Eco Cheyenne from Montana, is circulating a petition on the website It asks President Obama to make diversity a hallmark of the next century for the Na...Read More

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The topic at Montana's Equal Pay Summit in Bozeman today is the pay gap, in a state where a woman makes 74 cents on the dollar compared to a man. (Imagesource/iStockphoto)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana's working women make on average only 74 cents on the dollar compared to men; the ninth-worst pay gap in the country. That's the issue being addressed today at the third annual Equal Pay Summit at Montana State University in Bozeman. The event is sponsored by the Governor's...Read More

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This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is designed to keep people's extra medications out of the hands of addicts. (dodgerton skillhause/Morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. - On April 30, Montanans are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring any unused medication to 20 sites across the state for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Statistics show 53 percent of people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from a friend or fami...Read More

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