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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Archive: June 25, 2007

Montana is getting some extra "mileage" out of the new federal energy bill. The state Legislature approved a law this year that requires high fuel-efficiency cars and trucks in the state vehicle fleet, and the new federal law will require all new vehicles to get better mileage. Montana bill sponso ...Read More

Many Montana farmers and ranchers feel "energized" this week after Congress approved an energy bill with incentives for home-grown fuel like bio-diesel and ethanol. Helen Waller is a long-time wheat farmer in Circle. She says energy crops are seen as a savior for stagnant rural economies. “Th ...Read More

"Pay the rent, or buy medication. It's a common story in California being made public in the health insurance debate, but there's another health care choice getting attention, too. Nina Moreno with the Children's Defense Fund says they've been working with a family with two children in Taft, and bo ...Read More

Colorado gets a failing grade when it comes to health care for kids, but children's advocates say a bill now in Washington could help change that. A new report from the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute ranked the state 49th in providing health coverage for low-income families. But Marian Wright Ed ...Read More

A local aid group is trying to help Afghan refugees return home safely. A new United Nations report shows the number of refugees worldwide is increasing for the first time in five years, to over 10 million, and over a fifth of them are from Afghanistan. George Devendorf, founding director of the G ...Read More

State employees are weighing in on the controversy over the release of their personal salary information. The flap surfaced recently when the Sioux Falls Argus Leader requested the names, jobs and salaries of all 14,125 state employees. Corey Landeen with the South Dakota State Employees Organiza ...Read More

The U.S. Senate this week takes up a plan to make it easier for workers to form a union, and a filibuster seems likely with a split along party lines. The law would certify a union when most workers sign authorizing cards. Diane O'Brien of the Minnesota AFL-CIOsays it's designed to correct what many ...Read More

Nevada's jobless rate topped the national average last week -- and some are pointing fingers at Nevada's Clean Indoor Air Act as one of the culprits. Today supporters of the law say it is way too early to pass judgment. The Nevada Department of Employment says a 7 percent increase in jobless clai ...Read More

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