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2020Talks – August 26, 2019. (3 min.) 


Introducing a M-F newscast tracking the 2020 Elections, starting with Iowa, First in the Nation. Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh enters the GOP race, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders explains what he means by Democratic Socialism and Washington governor Jay Inslee drops his bid for the democratic nomination.

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Same-day voter registration proved popular last fall, but that's not stopping attempts to kill it. The law is credited with bringing thousands more to the polls, and a Senate committee has voted down the latest try to do away with it, but that may not be the final decision. Jeanne-Marie Souvigney wi

More bugs, more flooding, and more forest fires. Those are part of the long list of changes in Montana over the past 40 years or so that are being attributed to global warming, and will be discussed at the statehouse today. Before the hearing, former Billings mayor Chuck Tooley will show photos do

You can't see it, smell it, or taste it -- but it can be captured, and that's a good thing for Montana. The legislature is looking at ways to ensure that, when Montana's large coal reserves are tapped, new coal plants don't contribute to greenhouse gas pollution with carbon dioxide emissions. It'

Montana set voting records in the last election, with the new late voter registration law getting the credit for bringing more than 7,000 voters to the polls who wouldn't have been eligible before. It may not happen again, though, because a few legislators are backing bills that would make it harder

Legislators will be getting free hair cuts today. Their hair samples are being collected to be tested for mercury. Erin Thompson with Women's Voices for the Earth says legislators will also answer some questions about their health since mercury is connected to nervous system disorders and other pr

Helena, MT - A "green" Christmas can mean more "green" in your checking account, too. Products like inexpensive and energy-saving holiday lights that use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can save big bucks on energy bills, according to Sierra Magazine Lifestyles Editor Jennifer Hattam, who has tips for

Butte, MT - Montana's gold mining pollution history is part of a new report that shows mining company promises need more scrutiny. It shows plans for new mines and expansions this year are on pace to set a record as companies look to cash in on high gold prices. Montana's experience with gold and s

Bozeman, MT - Most public comments on the Gallatin National Forest travel plan indicate Montanans want to keep it simple and traditional, protecting places like the Crazies and the Bridger Mountains as natural, quiet wilderness areas. They also show overwhelming support for traditional travel uses,

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