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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: Human Rights/Racial Justice

In 2016, Whitefish, Mont., residents became the target of an online anti-Semitic harassment campaign. (WikiCapa/Wikimedia Commons)

WHITEFISH, Mont. – A federal judge has recommended that the architect of a harassment campaign against a Whitefish family should pay them more than $14 million in damages. The large sum could discourage other online attackers. Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer

HELENA, Mont. – Protests against conditions in detention centers at the U.S./Mexico border take place in Montana and across the nation today. A steady stream of details from the border is mobilizing people to call for immigrant detention centers to be shut down in "Lights for Liberty" vigils

Martha Hernandez (L) and Ana Suda (R) were detained for 40 minutes by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who overheard them speaking Spanish. (Brooke Swaney/ACLU of Montana)

HAVRE, Mont. – Two women who were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after an agent overheard them speaking Spanish are suing the agency. Martha Hernandez and Ana Suda were questioned last year outside a convenience store in Havre, near the Canadian border. Both women are U.S. ci

Tribes such as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai in Montana have faced backlashes for asserting their legal sovereignty. (U.S. Department of Education/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Human Rights Network says groups opposed to Native American rights should to be labeled as hate groups. In a follow-up to its 2000 study "Drumming Up Resentment: the Anti-Indian Movement in Montana," the network released a report saying such groups deserve the desig

In a recent survey, nearly three-quarters of respondents said schools need to change how they teach Native American history and culture. (Ryan Red Corn)

HELENA, Mont. – A new report explores how Native Americans are perceived in the United States, and according to one of its project leaders, it's the largest public-opinion research project about Native Americans ever conducted. Crystal Echo Hawk said the goal of the report "Reclaiming Native

About 70,000 Native Americans live in Montana. (Indian Health Service Billings area)

HELENA, Mont. – According to the Trump administration, states can impose work requirements on Native Americans who receive Medicaid - a move that could spell doom for some tribal health services. On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma reaffirmed i

Ambrin Masood is a professor at Montana State University Billings and speaks to audiences about her Muslim faith. (Courtesy of Dr. Ambrin Masood)

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the Friday presentation mentioned here had to be postponed. When we receive more information, we will include it. ENNIS, Mont. – Ambrin Masood travels around Montana talking about her Muslim faith. In Big Sky Country, Muslims make up a very small part of th

The fight over refugee resettlement has become a flashpoint in Montana. (Mrs. Gemstone/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. -- A new report examines the deep roots of the growing anti-Muslim movement in Montana. The Montana Human Rights Network's "ACTing for Islamophobia" report takes a look at some of the groups spreading hate directed at Muslims - specifically local chapters of ACT for America, a networ

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