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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - MT: Public Lands/Wilderness

Visitors from outside Montana spent an estimated $1.2 billion in Glacier National Park and the surrounding area in 2018. (Ada Be/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – The majesty of Montana's public lands is no secret – and that's a boon for the state's economy. Visitors from outside Montana spent nearly $3.6 billion in the state in 2018, according to the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. That m

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BOZEMAN, Mont. — An ambitious project from National Geographic is returning to Yellowstone National Park this week, and also will feature Montana's prairie. "Yellowstone Live" is a four-night special from the renowned science organization featuring live crews stationed across the Greater Yello

The American Prairie Reserve stewards more than 400,000 acres of land on the prairies of northeastern Montana. (Reid Morth/American Prairie Reserve)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - With summer around the corner, Montanans have a chance to explore one of the state's most unique landscapes: the prairie. The American Prairie Reserve in northeastern Montana is a growing conservation project with the goal of safeguarding roughly 3 million acres of public and priva

Della BigHair-Stump includes designs from the Crow Tribe in her fashion work. (Designs by Della)

CROW AGENCY, Mont. – Native fashion will be on display at Yellowstone National Park next week. Indigenous designers and artists from across the West are converging on the park for the first Yellowstone Tribal Marketplace and Fashion Show to showcase the arts and culture of the Northern Plain

The American Prairie Reserve is looking to connect and protect more than 3 million acres of Montana prairie land. (American Prairie Reserve)

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Spring is alive on the prairie in Montana, and so is a project to safeguard this unique environment, one of the most threatened and least protected landscapes in the world. The American Prairie Reserve is working to connect and restore more than 3 million acres of the ecosyst

Although most lawmakers received failing grades on its annual scorecard, the group Montana Conservation Voters says nearly one-third of them are sticking up for the environment. (Tracy/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - Montana's legislative session was a season of highs and lows, according to the Montana Conservation Voters' legislative scorecard. The group graded lawmakers based on nine votes that address issues of clean energy and climate change, public lands and voters' rights - and more than h

In 2017, more than 1.2 million acres burned in Montana  one of the state's worst wildfire seasons on record. (U.S. Forest Service/Wikimedia Commons)

HELENA, Mont. – With wildfire season approaching, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., has introduced legislation aimed at reducing their threat. But one wildfire expert calls the bill a "Trojan horse" for the logging industry. Gianforte and 18 other members of Congress are proposing the "Resi

The Montana Outdoor Heritage Project wants to hear from at least 10,000 Montanans about public lands funding. (Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management)

HELENA, Mont. – How can Montana improve funding to protect what many feel is its most important asset – the outdoors? That's what backers of the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project are asking. The project kicked off Thursday, inviting Montanans to chime in with ideas on how to increase de

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