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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

For Montana counties that opt in for an all-mail primary this June, ballots must go out by May 8. (Scott Van Blarcom/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. - In response to the new coronavirus pandemic, Montana counties will have the option to conduct the June primary completely by mail. Gov. Steve Bullock has issued an order expanding mail-in ballots and early voting for the June 2 election, in order to help slow the spread of the viru

Fraud experts warn people should be suspicious of folks claiming to have a cure for the coronavirus. (sergio santos/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. -- Fears about the new coronavirus are creating opportunities for scammers, fraud experts warn. AARP Montana State President Alex Ward says fraudsters play on fear and other emotions to steal money. He says it's important to be suspicious of anyone asking for money right now, notin

Montana received nearly $3 billion dollars from programs that use census data in fiscal year 2016. (gustavofrazao/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- An accurate census count is most important to rural states, such as Montana, and poorer states, according to a new study. States receive $1.5 trillion from programs guided by census data each year. In Montana, those programs made up more than 12% of personal income in 2017, accord

As of Friday, the CDC is looking into 450 cases of a severe respiratory illness that could be linked to vaping. (lezinav/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – As the number of deaths possibly linked to e-cigarettes climbs, health officials are urging people not to use them. State health officials across the country in the past week have connected vaping to a mysterious and deadly illness, and it's prompted the Centers for Disease C

Because of concerns for their water sources, residents of Glendive, Mont. are pushing DEQ to make rules about radioactive oil waste. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

GLENDIVE, Mont. – The latest proposed rules for disposing of radioactive oil waste in Montana have some residents concerned. The state Department of Environmental Quality wants to raise the radioactive limit from 50 picocuries per gram to 200. The state already has licensed four landfills

Narcan, also known as naloxone, can reverse overdoses while they're happening. (Gov. Tom Wolf/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Montanans on Thursday are remembering lives lost to overdose in Missoula. The organization Open Aid Alliance is marking Overdose Awareness Day with a memorial, overdose response education and lunch to bring members of the community together. The organization also is handi

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends lead levels in drinking water not exceed one part per billion in schools. (Rafael Ben-Ari/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – A proposed rule change in Montana would require schools to test for contaminants like lead in their water systems every quarter. The state Department of Health and Human Services originally planned on taking comments until July, but has extended the cutoff to mid-September. S

Medicaid expansion currently covers about 96,000 Montanans. (zimmytws/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – The public has an opportunity to comment on changes to Medicaid expansion that allow Montana to implement work requirements for recipients. The Montana Legislature agreed this session to allow expansion to continue, but followed states such as Arkansas and Indiana by requirin

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