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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

Billings, MT – Growing energy on farms and rooftops, increasing energy efficiency for homes and schools, and taking the carbon pollution out of electricity produced by coal; those topics are up for discussion at the Northern Plains Resource Council's annual meeting, "Homegrown Prosperity: Sust

Missoula, MT – How quickly 250 years dwindles away to just 30 or so. The common claim that the U.S. has enough coal to last 250 years no longer pans out, according to coal industry expert Richard Heinberg with the Post Carbon Institute. He shared the latest in coal industry research in Monta

Missoula, MT – Montana waterways need to be protected against mining pollution, mining companies need to pay for what they take, and they need to help pay for cleanup when they pollute. Those are the results of a poll released today in which Montanans were asked about updating the 1872 Mining

Billings, MT – Montanans want wind and solar energy development rather then fossil-fueled or nuclear power plants. A new survey, for the Civil Society Institute and the Northern Plains Resource Council, found 72 percent of respondents say it's time to end the "tax holiday" for oil and gas prod

Billings, MT – With energy issues high on the national radar screen, voters may be scrutinizing this year's National Environmental Scorecard more closely than usual. Just released by the League of Conservation Voters, the non-partisan scorecard tracks how members of Congress have voted on ener

Billings, MT – "What Montanans want" is clear. A new poll on energy issues shows a majority of 600 likely voters surveyed want more development of wind, solar, biodiesel and geothermal power. They also would require utility companies to use more renewable energy, and a majority want any new co

Missoula, MT – Montana's Republican Party has withdrawn its challenge of 6,000 registered voters, and now voter advocates are asking what this means for those on that list. Jason Kiely with the Montana Conservation Voters says his group is challenging the Secretary of State to take immediate a

Billings, MT – Late voter registration starts today in Montana. At the same time, early voting by absentee ballot is underway. Theresa Keaveny with the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund says Montana's election laws have become more voter-friendly in recent years, and now people can re

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