PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MT: Health

Helena, MT – Gov. Schweitzer is expected to announce his decision soon on House Bill 483, which limits the rights of citizens to appeal development projects. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) already has weighed in with a warning to the governor that if the bill becomes law, it likely

Helena, MT – Open the door and put one foot in front of the other. That's the message for this National Start Walking Day in Montana – with the goal of reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) is sponsoring the initiative, and AHA president Dr.

Helena, MT – Health coverage that out-prices small business budgets, limited access to emergency care and a shortage of doctors and nurses. Those three issues are in a new "Top 10" report of concerns for rural areas of Montana and other parts of the country. Jon Bailey with the Center for Ru

Helena, MT – Number-crunching on health care costs in Montana shows medical insurance premiums have increased almost 90 percent since 2000, and other health care costs have sky-rocketed, too. Molly Moody, statewide organizer for Montanans for Health Care, which published the report, says healt

Helena, MT – Living in the country in this technological world is a lot like living in the city, and that's being pointed to as one of the reasons rural Montanans are not as healthy as they used to be. A study from the Center for Rural Affairs, "Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in Rur

Helena, MT – More than 50 Montana churches are celebrating a Smoke Free Sabbath weekend. Messages about the health threat of secondhand smoke will be heard from the pulpit, or congregation meetings, at churches throughout the state. The Reverend Jim Shelden is a chaplain at St. Peter's Hospit

Missoula, MT – What a pain! Managing chronic pain is the topic at a conference in Missoula today and tomorrow with medical experts, state officials and consumer groups gathering to talk about best practices and challenges. Adam Wolf with the ACLU's Drug Reform Project is among the scheduled

Missoula, MT – Too many Montanans are getting sick of house cleaning, literally, so special "cleaning parties," are being held across the state, where people can share information about chemicals in commercial cleaning products that can affect health and environment. Partygoers are also sharin

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