PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

Several environmental groups have filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to challenge a plan that clears the way for oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. While many promote oil shale as a non-foreign answer to the nation's oil needs, the lawsuit references BLM researc

Missoula, MT – A gift of two million. That's how supporters view the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 package of bills expected to be approved in the U.S. Senate that outlines two million acres to be designated as wilderness. While no new Montana wilderness will be designated, wildla

Helena, MT – Montana schools are going back to school to learn how to get a handle on energy costs. The "Repowering Montana Schools" Energy Summit set up by the School Administrators of Montana is exploring ways schools can cut expenses. According to state figures, energy is the second-biggest

Helena, MT – The momentum for "green energy" development in Montana "revved up" at the recent "Realizing Montana's Energy Future Summit." While the recession has been acknowledged as one of the biggest challenges to funding renewable energy projects, others see rising prices and financial chan

Seeley Lake, MT – A request for economic stimulus in rural Montana has been sent to the state's congressional delegation. The Montana Forest Restoration Steering Committee is asking them to help secure federal dollars to fund an estimated $100 million worth of pending restoration projects on 1

Lewistown, MT – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released its long-awaited resource management plan for the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument. The plan is much different from what a local citizens' group envisioned, however. Friends of the Missouri River Breaks coordinator Mary J

Helena, MT – Two Montana animal species have made the top ten list of those most in-need of protection by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a new Endangered Species Coalition report. The Montana fluvial Arctic grayling is listed since the river-dwelling fish can only be found in t

Helena, MT – Even in the economic downturn, Lewis and Clark County has $10 million to spend, thanks to an open space bond approved by voters. Andy Baur, executive director of the Prickly Pear Land Trust, helped gather input from around the county about what people want to see done with the bon

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