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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 


Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)


2020Talks - November 25, 2020 


Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing.

Public News Service - MT: Public Lands/Wilderness

The Montana legislative session starts Jan. 4. (pabrady63/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- Conservation groups plan to defend their priorities in the upcoming Montana legislative session. Jake Brown, political director for Montana Conservation Voters, said they're used to working with Republican-led legislatures, but the big change will be a Republican in the governor's

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced the Montana Headwaters Legacy Act along the banks of the Gallatin River. (Office of Sen. Tester)

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has announced legislation to conserve some of Montana's most iconic rivers. The Montana Headwaters Legacy Act would protect 336 miles of waterway in the Custer-Gallatin and Helena-Lewis and Clark national forests, including parts of the Gallatin, Mad

A court order has invalidated two resource management plans in Montana that were approved while William Perry Pendley was acting director of the BLM. (Eric Coulter/BLM)

HELENA, Mont. - Sen. Jon Tester - D-Mont. - has introduced a bill that would bar the Department of Justice from appealing a court order ousting William Perry Pendley as acting head of the Bureau of Land Management. Gov. Steve Bullock brought - and won - a case against the BLM, charging that Pendle

There are 17 million acres of national forest land in Montana. (Tom Driggers/Flickr)

Correction: Neither Fiedler nor Gianforte staff responded to a request for comment. This was not stated in an earlier version of the story. (1:05pm, 10/21/2020) HELENA, Mont. -- Two candidates in Montana have received an unflattering distinction: They've been chosen for the League of Conservation V

William Perry Pendley is now deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management, after a federal judge ordered him to step down as acting director. (Bureau of Land Management)

HELENA, Mont. - Defenders of public lands want a hearing in Congress on why William Perry Pendley remained so long as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management without U.S. Senate approval. On Friday, a federal judge forced Pendley to step down, but he remains at the agency as deputy directo

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, located in west-central Montana, covers more than 2.8 million acres of land. (Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- The process of developing a new management plan for a national forest in Montana enters its next phase this week. Those who object to certain decisions will get a chance to speak up, in hopes of securing modifications. Last May, federal officials released their final draft of a re

Montana's new climate-change report addresses the health impacts of global warming, including poor air quality from more wildfire smoke. (Adobe Stock)

MISSOULA, Mont. -- As wildfires rage across the West, a new report from the Montana Climate Solutions Council calls for a complete reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 2050. To reach this goal, the council recommends beefing up low-emission car standards and shifting away from a c

Grizzly bears were first protected by the Endangered Species Act in 1975. (Wikimedia Commons)

HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Governor's Grizzly Bear Advisory Council has released its recommendations to manage and protect the species, which the report notes has long ties to the state, both ecologically and spiritually. Grizzlies still are listed under the Endangered Species Act, meaning they c

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