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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2019 


President Trump forces California out of vehicle emissions standards; and death penalty opponents argue for clemency in a pending execution.

2020Talks - September 19, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh on why he's challenging President Trump; and how Iowa keeps its status as the first caucus of primary season.

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Public News Service - MT: Education

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends lead levels in drinking water not exceed one part per billion in schools. (Rafael Ben-Ari/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – A proposed rule change in Montana would require schools to test for contaminants like lead in their water systems every quarter. The state Department of Health and Human Services originally planned on taking comments until July, but has extended the cutoff to mid-September. S

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could decide the fate of amendments barring public-school funding for religious schools in 37 states. (Daderot/Wikimedia Commons)

HELENA, Mont. - The U.S. Supreme Court next term will hear a case out of Montana about tax credits for private religious schools which could have implications nationwide. Justices will hear Espinoza vs. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that grapples with a $150 tax credit for donating to tuiti

With the election over, eyes turn to the Montana legislative session and other political gatherings. (Drew Tarvin/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Voting soared among students in Montana and across the country for the midterm election. But now that the election is over, what will keep them engaged in politics and civic life? Campus Compact, an organization that works with colleges and universities to get students enga

In a recent survey, nearly three-quarters of respondents said schools need to change how they teach Native American history and culture. (Ryan Red Corn)

HELENA, Mont. – A new report explores how Native Americans are perceived in the United States, and according to one of its project leaders, it's the largest public-opinion research project about Native Americans ever conducted. Crystal Echo Hawk said the goal of the report "Reclaiming Native

MEA-MFT and the Montana Public Employees Union members say their merger will create a more united labor front at the Montana capitol. (Mark Holloway/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana's two largest public-employee unions are moving closer to joining forces. On January 20, members of MEA-MFT and the Montana Public Employees Association will gather in Helena's Great Northern Hotel to ratify a proposed constitution and create the Montana Federation of P

The Montana special session brought deals to fix the budget, but national politics could throw a wrench into the mix. (Justin Brockie/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – The conclusion of the special legislative session has left more questions than answers for Montanans and the future of the state's budget. While a patchwork of deals appeared to cover most of the $227 million budget hole, Eric Feaver, president of the public employees' union

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could hurt residency grant programs for doctors who serve rural areas. (Robert Daly/Getty)

BILLINGS, Mont. – As the GOP considers reviving plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with a revised American Health Care Act, the move could have serious consequences for rural Montana counties. Tucked into the current system is the Teaching Health Center Grant, which helps fu

The Montana Legislature is looking at a bill that would give parents vouchers for sending their children to private schools or for homeschooling. (Drew Tarvin/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – There's a push for "school choice" in Montana, but some educators and Montanans are questioning what that phrase really means. The Montana Public Education Center (MT-PEC) is a coalition of groups that says the term "choice" has been co-opted, and that this push is really a w

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