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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2017 


Families across the nation are still waiting for children's health insurance funding; also on our nationwide rundown, Aztec High School in New Mexico remains closed following a deadly shooting; plus a look at how politics figure into most companies' marketing strategies.

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Public News Service - MT: Civic Engagement

Leonard Higgins, who shut down a pipeline in Coal Banks Landing, Mont., faces the possibility of up to 10 years in prison. (Climate Direct Action)

FORT BENTON, Mont. – In October 2016, Leonard Higgins and four other activists concerned about the imminent impact of climate change took action into their own hands to stop it. Known collectively as the "valve turners," the five climate activists shut off oil pipeline emergency valves acros

Events like the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., often also prompt more people to speak out against racism. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

HELENA, Mont. – The white supremacist rally in Charlottesville has put the country on high alert for hate groups, and the Southern Poverty Law Center says they aren't just a problem in the southern U.S. Research from the center has found Montana has the highest concentration of hate groups f

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken grizzlies off the Endangered Species List after more than four decades of protection. (beingmyself/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. — Native American tribes say they were once again on the outside looking in - this time as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to remove the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone region from the Endangered Species List last week. Since 2016, more than 120 tribal nation

House candidate Greg Gianforte, who won Thursday's special election, was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly throwing a Guardian reporter to the ground. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

This story was updated at 9:30 a.m. MDT Friday. BOZEMAN, Mont. – Media organizations are condemning Wednesday's attack on a Guardian reporter by GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte in Bozeman, and also are calling on political leaders to tone down the rhetoric against journalists. In his vic

Montanans will go to the polls in a special election on Thursday to fill the congressional seat vacated when Rep. Ryan Zinke became U.S. Interior Secretary. (Justin Sullivan/GettyImages)

HELENA, Mont. — Former House Rep. Ryan Zinke's leap to the role of U.S. Interior Secretary left behind a contested seat in Congress, and the race for that seat has become the costliest for a House seat in Montana's history. Federal campaign reports show more than $12 million has poured in to

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

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