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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

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

Montana hunters need to be prepared for some competition this season. Monica Fella with the Sierra Club Grizzly Bear Project encourages hunters to be well equipped and always carry bear pepper spray in the Big Sky backcountry. "Bear pepper spray does not have to be aimed precisely, like a gun would

Helena, MT – Drought in Montana? Get used to it. That’s the gist of a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council that details traditional water management practices and policies in Montana and throughout the West, and explains why changes are necessary in order to stretch shrink

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

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