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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

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

Blackfoot Valley, MT – Find a favorite camping spot. Scope out hunting grounds. Look for a backcountry horseback riding trail. Montanans are being encouraged to explore 320,000 acres in western Montana that until last week were owned by Plum Creek Timber. Now they will be open to many uses, th

Kalispell, MT – It's being called the "Plum Lucky" deal: more than 300,000 acres of Montana forest are changing hands for more than a half-billion dollars. The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land are buying the property from Plum Creek Timber Company for $510 million. They plan t

Billings, MT – It's a good idea to do a double check on polling place locations in today's Montana primary election. David Ellenberger with the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund says mistakes have surfaced that could send people to the wrong location. "In one Montana county, what was

Billings, MT – If you take the time and effort to vote - don't you want to be sure it actually counts? A combination of changes, both to election laws and postage rates, make it worth your while as a Montana voter to double-check that primary election ballot. The Montana primary takes place on

Missoula, MT – Too many Montanans are getting sick of house cleaning, literally, so special "cleaning parties," are being held across the state, where people can share information about chemicals in commercial cleaning products that can affect health and environment. Partygoers are also sharin

Helena, MT – A Montana "treasure" is on a trouble list as of today, Earth Day. The East Pioneers mountains in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest have been named one of ten national "treasures" with problems because of development threats, pollution, or, in Montana's case, illegal off-roa

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