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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

Billings, MT – Climate change can no longer be debated in Montana, says a University of Montana professor who is a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Steven Running, a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will present evidence of Big Sky climate change on Friday during

Helena, MT – Congress is taking on the task of updating the nation's 135-year-old law that sets rules for mining gold, silver, and other minerals from public land. For the first time, royalties would be charged, similar to those for oil and gas taken from public land; the money would go into a

Great Falls, MT – Growing energy crops in Montana is "fuel" for discussion today at the Montana Farmers Union convention. Producers from around the state will learn more about bio-fuel crops, such as camelina, which traditionally has been grown for vegetable oil and animal feed. A new U.S. F

Helena, MT – The U.S. House is considering the "Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act" today. If enacted, all inventoried roadless areas will be declared "wilderness," and the law would clear the way for jobs on the land, such as reforestation of clear cuts and rehabilitation of old roads.

Missoula, MT – An area of about 100,000 acres in Montana has been chosen as an example of America's wild legacy, in a new report from the Sierra Club that includes more than 50 scenic spots across the country. The Great Burn Roadless Area is a popular hunting, fishing and backpacking destinat

Billings, MT – Voter registration for the upcoming November elections ended this week, but Montanans still have other chances to register, although many may not know it. Theresa Keaveny, with the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund, says residents can register at county election offices

Butte, MT - Montana backpackers, mountain bikers and equestrians have teamed up to create a plan that would link foothill trails near Butte and Helena to hundreds of miles of rugged, narrow paths along the "backbone of the Rockies." Mike Borduin, with the Highlands Cycling Club, explains that the go

Helena, MT – A new study from The Wilderness Society indicates no sign of a slowdown in the development of oil and natural gas wells. More than 26,000 new wells are currently planned on Montana public lands. Dave Alberswerth with The Wilderness Society says Congress is taking note of the pace

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