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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 


Feeding the hungry on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that Turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: the newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we shall return first thing Friday.)


2020Talks - November 24, 2020 


Formal transition to Biden presidency begins; key Biden Cabinet nominations to be announced today. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - MT: Education

Helena Middle School teacher Kelly Elder was selected for the highest honor for teachers in Montana. (MEA-MFT)

HELENA, Mont. - Kelly Elder, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at C.R. Anderson Middle School in Helena, has been selected as the 2017 Montana Teacher of the Year, the highest honor for teachers in the Treasure State. Elder, who has been teaching in Montana for two decades, said he gets to use c

The regular primary registration deadline in Montana is Mon., May 9. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. - The primary election is coming up in about a month, on June 7 but the deadline for regular voter registration is this Monday, May 9. Montanans can find their polling place or print off registration forms from the Montana Conservation Voters website mtvoters.org then mail or take the

Glacier National Park is among the best-known parts of the extensive system of public lands in Montana. froggidonna/morguefile)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - This summer is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and a large coalition, including the tribal group Eco Cheyenne from Montana, is circulating a petition on the website Change.org. It asks President Obama to make diversity a hallmark of the next century for the Na

The topic at Montana's Equal Pay Summit in Bozeman today is the pay gap, in a state where a woman makes 74 cents on the dollar compared to a man. (Imagesource/iStockphoto)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana's working women make on average only 74 cents on the dollar compared to men; the ninth-worst pay gap in the country. That's the issue being addressed today at the third annual Equal Pay Summit at Montana State University in Bozeman. The event is sponsored by the Governor's

April is Mathematics Awareness Month. (cphdra/morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. - Did you know that the spiral patterns in the center of a sunflower follow a famous mathematical sequence? Or that the number seven is humanity's favorite number? April is Mathematics Awareness Month, a time to appreciate the wonders of a subject that is embedded in our daily lives.

Teachers are among the members of Montana's largest union, MEA-MFT, gathering today for its annual Representative Assembly in Helena. (szepy/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. - Fresh off a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, Montana's biggest union holds its annual two-day Representative Assembly today and Saturday in Helena. About 400 delegates representing MEA-MFT's 18,000 members will plan for the coming year and celebrate the high court decision that st

Beware of scams during National Consumer Protection Week. (cohdra/morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. - You've heard the old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This is National Consumer Protection Week and Montana's Office of Consumer Protection is putting out a warning on multiple scams that are making the rounds these days. Attorney General Tim Fox says his

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

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