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    PNS Daily News - May 29, 20150 


    Featured on our Friday rundown; former House Speaker Hastert charged with lying to the FBI about alleged hush money; a veto promised in North Carolina versus a marriage objections bill; thousands of New Yorkers get an Obamacare fix on artificial limbs; and Wyoming “ground zero” for federal sagebrush.

Public News Service - Montana

PHOTO: The waiting game on a decision for Keystone XL is now at over six years, with supporters and foes wondering what is taking so long. Photo credit: "Pipes for Keystone Pipeline in 2009" by shannonpatrick17 from Swanton, Neb., Wikimedia Commons.

HELENA, Mont. - The waiting game on a decision for Keystone XL is now over six years, with supporters and foes wondering what is taking so long. The TransCanada pipeline-project decision rests with the State Department, which has been conducting environmental reviews. Backers of the project say Mo...Read More

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PHOTO: A 10-year review of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard shows it created 100 new jobs a year, and added $17 million to the annual gross state product. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Renewable energy has evolved into a multimillion-dollar industry in Montana. A new report takes a look at the economic landscape during the 10 years of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard and finds renewable energy has added $17 million to the annual gross state product. Jeff ...Read More

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PHOTO: Montana is doing better than most states in making sure that kids in the child welfare system are placed with relatives or foster families, instead of group homes.

HELENA, Mont. - Montana ranks among the best in the nation when it comes to ensuring that kids in the child welfare system are placed with foster or next-of-kin families. Ninety percent live in a family setting in Montana, while nationally the rate is 84 percent. In those instances where children...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The rate of suicide for Montana children ages 10 to 17 is more than double the national rate, and young people in Montana are most likely to kill themselves with guns. Montana Kids Count says it's time for stronger education and prevention. Graphic courtesy of Montana Kids Count.

HELENA, Mont. – The rate of suicide for Montana children ages 10 to 17 is more than double the national rate, and young people in Montana are most likely to kill themselves with guns. A new report from Montana Kids Count delves into the statistics and makes the case for more education and pr...Read More

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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

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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

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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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