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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 

    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

Public News Service - Montana

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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Earth Day celebrations in Missoula are focused on renewable energy and the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change today in New York. (niserin/iStockphotos)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Conservation advocates are holding a rally in Missoula today in honor of the 46th annual Earth Day. They're celebrating the official signing today of the Paris Agreement on climate change at the U.N. in New York by about 150 countries, including the U.S. and China. Missou...Read More

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Hunting and fishing groups are cheering the defeat in the U.S. Senate of an amendment that would have lifted certain EPA protections from smaller streams. (Montana Wildlife Federation)

HELENA, Mont. – Hunting and angling groups are praising the U.S. Senate for defeating an amendment on Thursday that would have blocked certain Environmental Protection Agency clean water protections on smaller streams and tributaries. The amendment to the energy appropriations bill would hav...Read More

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Smoke from frequent wildfires is blamed for poor marks four Montana counties received on a new air-quality report. (jared alden/iStockphotos)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Four Montana counties – Missoula, Lewis and Clark, Ravalli and Silver Bow – got an F grade in a new report on air pollution from the American Lung Association. The annual State of the Air report found that when you look at spikes in fine particulate matter, most...Read More

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April is Mathematics Awareness Month. (cphdra/morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. - Did you know that the spiral patterns in the center of a sunflower follow a famous mathematical sequence? Or that the number seven is humanity's favorite number? April is Mathematics Awareness Month, a time to appreciate the wonders of a subject that is embedded in our daily lives. ...Read More

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The feds are condemning a court decision that could force them to reconsider their decision not to list the wolverine as an endangered species. (Conservation Northwest Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project)

BILLINGS, Mont. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is denying politics played a role when it went against the recommendations of its own scientists and decided not to grant endangered species status to the wolverine. Last week a judge ruled the agency has to reconsider the recommendations of its...Read More

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A new study faults federal law for allowing oil and gas companies to conceal the chemicals they use in drilling and fracking.(metaphortagraphy/iStockphotos)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana has about 4,400 oil wells and 6,700 gas wells – and a >new report says companies are hiding basic data on the chemicals they use – under the guise of confidentiality – and it's completely legal. The report, by the nonprofit advocacy group the Partne...Read More

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A broad group of Americans from multiple sectors have filed

HELENA, Mont. - A broad coalition of groups have just filed "friend of the court" briefs supporting the federal government against a lawsuit challenging the Clean Power Plan. Mayors, faith leaders, conservation advocates, health experts and business organizations are defending the Obama Administra...Read More

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