PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - MT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Bozeman, MT – "Star gazing" is helping customers at one Montana grocery store, and other markets soon may see the light. Bozeman Community Co-op shoppers no longer have to sort through food labels like "organic," "no antibiotics," "free-range" and "natural" to figure out if a product is accept

Livingston, MT – Smart shoppers know that finding good deals on food generally means avoiding brand-names and highly processed products. However, there are many hidden costs related to food production that don't occur to many consumers. So, Lill Erickson with the Corporation for the Northern R

Missoula, MT – The cost of living in Montana is shooting up at double the rate of pay increases. Unemployment in the state is edging up, as well. Not surprisingly, visits to the state's food distribution sites have stepped up, too. The call has recently gone out that food bank shelves are nea

New Year's dieting isn't just for grown-ups in Montana anymore, due to childhood obesity concerns. Michele Simon with the Center for Informed Food Choices says a weight-loss goal can be tougher for kids than adults. She explains that parents have a hard time helping kids make better food choices be

Helena, MT - While Montana school children kick off their Christmas vacation this week, there are some kids who have yet to go back to class after last year's winter break. According to the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), only about half the schools in the area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina have reo

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