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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

Missoula, MT – Cruising around campus at the University of Montana these days most likely involves bus riding, biking or walking--NOT driving a car. It's the result of a student-run transit system that discourages driving in order to reduce climate change pollution. The system is unique, and h

Bozeman, MT – It's "lights out at eight" on Saturday night in Montana. Several environmental groups are promoting turning off the lights for one hour in the evening, as part of an international observance of "Earth Hour." Montana State Rep. Mike Phillips of Bozeman lists several good reasons t

Missoula, MT – Montana will soon see new jobs in the trees. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has outlined projects on national forest land in Montana, Northern Idaho and North Dakota this year that will create more than 60 area jobs. People will be put to work repairing crumbling roads and trail

Polson, MT – Birds carry strong spiritual messages for many Native Americans, and this week the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes are learning that birds also bear an ecological message. The tribes are hosting a meeting to discuss how climate change affects Montana's birds. Wildlife biolog

Billings, MT – There's a green light for clean water in Montana rivers and streams. The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the state's rules meant to limit pollution of rivers and streams by coal bed methane production. Tongue River rancher Mark Fix says it's been a long time comin

Helena, MT – Congress is taking a hard look at hard-rock mining in Montana and throughout the West. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected to draft a bill soon that will require companies mining gold or uranium to pay royalties on what they remove from the earth, just as

Missoula, MT – This summer's wildfires may be out, but Montana is left with a $43 million tab for fighting them, according to a state legislative report. That's nearly $30 million more than the average costs in previous years. Bill Geer with the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership ex

Helena, MT – Congress has set aside a big chunk of money for cleaning up the "roads less traveled" – or not traveled at all – in the national forests, and a nice slice of those funds will probably go to Montana. Lawmakers approved $39 million to clean up or shut down old roads in t

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