PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 

Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 

The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

Missoula, MT – Montana's Republican Party has withdrawn its challenge of 6,000 registered voters, and now voter advocates are asking what this means for those on that list.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

Helena, MT – More room to play equals a stronger Montana economy. That's the conclusion of a new U.S.Department of Agriculture study that links recreation and tourism with jobs in Big Sky Country's rural areas. Economist Joe Kerkvliet with The Wilderness Society, says additional information ga

Billings, MT – Bring on the jobs! A report released today by a coalition of national and Montana conservation organizations shows Big Sky Country would gain more than 6,300 new jobs in a "green investment program." Roy Houseman with United Steelworkers Local 885 says these would be good-paying

Missoula, MT – While Montana is having a quiet fire season so far, the state should expect more big, bad fires like the ones in recent years, a new report finds. Steven Running with the University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation Science says when wildfires are analyzed through

Helena, MT - A "great idea" still looking for "greatness." That's one assessment of the "Western Climate Initiative," a group of seven western states, including Montana, and four Canadian provinces that have banded together to create a regional cap-and-trade plan to address climate change. But the p

Joliet, MT – Montana's farming and ranching heritage will ring out in rhyme and verse this weekend, when the state's "Poetry for the Plains" celebration takes place in Joliet. Cowboy poet Wally McRae says he tries to entertain while addressing serious issues for agriculture. "I live in the P

Great Falls, MT – The checks are in the mail. About 100 Montana farmers and ranchers are sharing almost a half-million dollars for enrolling their land two years ago in a carbon credit trading system. Jim Sargent with the Montana Farmers Union (MFU) says the state is third in the nation in ter

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