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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

Helena, MT – Montana outdoorsmen are signing up fast, adding their names to a new "Sportsmen's Bill of Rights," which says Montanans have the right to have access to public land for hunting and fishing, and the right to have a say in how energy development takes place on public land. Chris Hun

Missoula, MT – Cruising around campus at the University of Montana these days most likely involves bus riding, biking or walking--NOT driving a car. It's the result of a student-run transit system that discourages driving in order to reduce climate change pollution. The system is unique, and h

Bozeman, MT – It's "lights out at eight" on Saturday night in Montana. Several environmental groups are promoting turning off the lights for one hour in the evening, as part of an international observance of "Earth Hour." Montana State Rep. Mike Phillips of Bozeman lists several good reasons t

Missoula, MT – Montana will soon see new jobs in the trees. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has outlined projects on national forest land in Montana, Northern Idaho and North Dakota this year that will create more than 60 area jobs. People will be put to work repairing crumbling roads and trail

Polson, MT – Birds carry strong spiritual messages for many Native Americans, and this week the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes are learning that birds also bear an ecological message. The tribes are hosting a meeting to discuss how climate change affects Montana's birds. Wildlife biolog

Billings, MT – There's a green light for clean water in Montana rivers and streams. The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the state's rules meant to limit pollution of rivers and streams by coal bed methane production. Tongue River rancher Mark Fix says it's been a long time comin

Helena, MT – Congress is taking a hard look at hard-rock mining in Montana and throughout the West. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected to draft a bill soon that will require companies mining gold or uranium to pay royalties on what they remove from the earth, just as

Missoula, MT – This summer's wildfires may be out, but Montana is left with a $43 million tab for fighting them, according to a state legislative report. That's nearly $30 million more than the average costs in previous years. Bill Geer with the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership ex

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