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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - MT: Civic Engagement

Missoula led the nation for volunteerism in the Peace Corps, based on the number of volunteers per capita. (Brett Holt/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Year over year, Montana ranks near the top when it comes to producing Peace Corps volunteers, and 2016 was no different. The Treasure State ranked third for number of volunteers per capita, and Missoula ranked first per capita, sending more than 12 volunteers for every 100,00

An event is planned in Whitefish, Mont., to counteract weeks of harassment of the town's Jewish residents. (-ted/Flickr)

WHITEFISH, Mont. - The community of Whitefish and Montana leaders are sounding alarms about a possible armed march by white supremacists in the coming weeks, and two local groups are responding with an event of their own. Love Lives Here and the Montana Human Rights Network are co-sponsoring the "L

Montana's small population means even a small number of people can sway state and local elections drastically. (Kodak Views/flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – For the traditional voter, Election Day is the chance to go to the polls and vote on a day historically set aside for political decision-making. While many Americans including Montanans have already voted, Rachel Huff-Doria, executive director of the young voter mobilization

In the last election, 60 percent of Montanans voted using absentee ballots, according to the Secretary of State's office. (JC/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Montanans only have one week left to register to vote through the mail. After that, they'll have to go into their local elections office if they want to vote this November. Late registration begins on Oct. 12 and runs through Election Day. Montana is one of only 12 states that

Native Americans make up about 6.5 percent of Montana's population. (EWULibraries/flickr)

BILLINGS, Mont. – With two months left before Election Day, one group is encouraging Montana's Native American population to register to vote. The social justice group Western Native Voice is organizing for the upcoming election, often traveling long distances across the Treasure State. Bu

The centennial celebration of the National Park Service is being held in front of the Roosevelt Arch, above. (Chuck Grimmett/flickr)

GARDINER, Mont. – Today is the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service, and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is celebrating the event in Gardiner, Mont., outside of Yellowstone National Park. Gov. Steve Bullock will join Jewell, along with National Park Service off

Conservation groups are asking the State of Montana to tighten regulations on companies disclosing the chemical content used in fracking. (Environmental Defense Fund)

HELENA, Mont. — Two groups petitioned the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation on Tuesday, asking to close loopholes that they said keep landowners in the dark about potentially toxic chemicals being injected into the ground at drilling sites. Derf Johnson, water program director for th

The public comment period ends Friday, July 15, on a proposal to transfer the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. (Buffalo Field Campaign)

PABLO, Mont. - This week is the public's last chance to weigh in on proposed legislation to transfer management of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The Bison Range Working Group holds a community meeting tomorrow night in the town of Pablo, and the online publ

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