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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - MT: Environment

A Montana couple who "saw the light" is saving big bucks on their energy bills. Joan and Cliff Montagne in Bozeman noticed lots of available sunlight on the property when they remodeled their home, so they installed solar panels and a solar water-heating system. Joan says many days, they generate ex

It so easy being green. That was the message during the Live Earth concert over the weekend, and this Saturday, Montanans can follow it up by learning practical ways to slow down climate change. It's the 8th annual Northern Rockies Sustainability Fair in Livingston, where people can calculate their

Montana sportsmen are in Washington to support a series of legislative proposals designed to balance recreation, hunting and fishing with new oil and gas development on public lands. The Sportsmen's Public Lands Energy Agenda would ensure any new energy development would also protect fish, wildlife

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

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