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    In focus on our weekend nationwide rundown; the union representing the fired University of Cincinnati police officer involved in last week’s fatal shooting says he should get his job back; a potential compromise for Pennsylvania which has had no budget for a month; new tactics to combat Long Island’s heroin epidemic; and a call for grounding chopper training in the North Cascades.

Public News Service - Montana

PHOTO: A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

HELENA, Mont. – When it comes to keeping small streams and wetlands clean, there's little controversy among hunters and anglers. A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Da...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey shows a majority of voters of all political stripes like the idea of preserving sagebrush landscapes where greater sage-grouse reside. Photo courtesy of BLM.

HELENA, Mont. - Westerners have a soft spot for greater sage-grouse, according to a new poll released today. A majority of voters surveyed in counties that are home to sage-grouse support plans to conserve sagebrush habitat even if it includes some restrictions on energy development. Pollster Dan...Read More

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PHOTO: Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell announced that Billings will be the site of a listening session about reforms designed to put a halt to a business arrangement that allows coal companies to pay royalties below market value. Photo credit: David Olah.

BILLINGS, Mont. – Scrutiny of coal royalties is coming to Billings. Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell announced that Billings will be the site of a listening session about reforms designed to put a halt to a business arrangement that allows companies to pay government royalties belo...Read More

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PHOTO: A new poll shows that the Endangered Species Act has a 90 percent approval rating with voters. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

HELENA, Mont. - The Endangered Species Act turns out to be popular among voters and in a positive way. Ninety percent of those polled say they support ESA, according to a survey conducted by Tulchin Research for Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice. In addition, nearly three-fourths of those sur...Read More

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PHOTO: A U.S. Supreme Court ruling over new rules regulating mercury pollution at coal-fired power plants is unlikely to change Montana operations, as Big Sky power plants have already complied with EPA rules. Historic photo of a Colstrip plant under construction courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

HELENA, Mont. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday the costs of implementing smokestack technology to control mercury pollution should have been considered by the EPA before the agency proceeded to draft its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. While the ruling means the agency has to rewrite s...Read More

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PHOTO: Crab grass is a new invasive species showing up in Montana lawns because of milder winters.

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana gardeners have seen some surprises this year. New pests, diseases and invasive species are presenting challenges as the U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones move north. Toby Day is a Montana State University Extension horticulture specialist who coordinates the mas...Read More

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PHOTO: The Blackfeet Nation is hosting a Badger Two-Medicine Day on Saturday at Mitten Lake. Hikes, trail rides, language lessons and ceremonies all are free to the public.

BROWNING, Mont. - The Badger-Two Medicine area's history, landscape and recreational opportunities will be celebrated Saturday at Mitten Lake. Badger Two-Medicine Day offers a plant-identification workshop, hikes and trail rides, Blackfeet language lessons and stories about the cultural heritage of...Read More

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PHOTO: An analysis of operational costs and energy markets shows that the two oldest coal-fired plants at Colstrip may have a limited future. Photo credit: Colin Ruggiero

COLSTRIP, Mont. - The energy market has been tough on coal-fired power, according to research from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. A new look at data for the two oldest coal-fired power plants at Colstrip, 1 and 2 raises questions about their profitability, based on energy...Read More

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