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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2018 


The funding stumble in Congress deepens the crisis for health centers; also on our nationwide rundown; we will let you know about concerns over possible "gifts" to payday lenders; and a new survey provides alarming numbers about young people and homelessness.

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Public News Service - MT: Mental Health

Montana is considered a

HELENA, Mont. – The number of people with Alzheimer's symptoms will more than double in the coming decades. Is Montana ready for this dramatic increase? According to a new study from UCLA, about 15 million Americans will have Alzheimer's dementia or cognitive impairment by 2060. Today, about

TaNeel Filesteel is an Indigenous Generation ambassador who helped with the State of Native Youth Report and deputy prosecutor at the Fort Belknap reservation. (Jason Packineau/Harvard University Native American Program)

HELENA, Mont. – A new report assesses the state of native youth in Montana and across the country. The second annual report from the Aspen Institute's Center for Native American Youth, this year titled "Our Identities as Civic Power" combines surveys and research to identify pressing issues fo

Montana officials rescued 5 minors and 22 adults from human trafficking last year. (Imagens Evangélicas/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and Montana is not immune to the crime often referred to as modern-day slavery. Human trafficking involves labor or sex slavery and can leave victims physically and emotionally scarred. Although overall numbers are small, the

Shawn Dailey, a client at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, which is scheduled to close by the end of the year. (Carol Dailey)

BOULDER, Mont. - Today a committee appointed by the governor is meeting to discuss the transfer of 52 severely developmentally disabled people from the 100-year-old Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, also known as MDC, to private facilities around the state. All the clients are at MDC becaus

Lethal injection faces a major roadblock in Montana. Credit: davidhills/iStock

HELENA, Mont. - The death penalty is at a stalemate in Montana, after a judge blocked the use of a particular lethal injection drug on Tuesday. Capital punishment remains legal, and while efforts to abolish it have failed, so have efforts to revive it. The judge ruled that pentobarbital cannot be

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. Credit: 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

PHOTO: Afghan war veteran Tristan Perisco of Missoula was honored Tuesday at the White House, receiving a

WASHINGTON - Tristan Perisco of Missoula was honored Tuesday at the White House, receiving a "Champions of Change" award for his work in helping younger generations get involved in outdoor recreation. Perisco worked with the Montana Wilderness Association to find ways to get veterans into the outdo

PHOTO: A new report from the Center for Rural Affairs finds that people living in small towns and rural areas are most likely to affected by the

HELENA, Mont. - Today is the deadline for applying for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and because Montana did not accept federal Medicaid funding, thousands have fallen into what's being called the "Medicaid gap." Jon Bailey, director of rural policy at the Center for Rural Affairs, did

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