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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

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

Helena, MT – One Montana river is listed as a "treasure of the west" but two other rivers are listed as "trouble" in a report on the health of trout and trout fishing industries released today. The Big Blackfoot is held up as an example of how conservation groups, ranchers and others can partn

Helena, MT – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a report documenting the ways climate change will affect people throughout the country. In Montana, smoke-filled air, earlier allergy seasons, and shorter fishing seasons are on the list, due to increased wildfires, drought, and

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