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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - MT: Public Lands/Wilderness

The Nature Conservancy is selling a checkerboard of land parcels to the U.S. Forest Service. (The Nature Conservancy)

MISSOULA, Mont. - Lolo National Forest in western Montana is growing. The Nature Conservancy has sold more than 16,000 acres of former industrial timberland to the U.S. Forest Service to add to the forest. Chris Bryant, western Montana land protection director with The Nature Conservancy expects hi

The Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana has its own cultural herd of 350 animals on 15,000 acres. (Chamois Andersen/Defenders of Wildlife)

FORT PECK INDIAN RESERVATION, Mont. - Thirty million bison once roamed the American West. Now, only 21,000 remain that are managed as wildlife. But this week, for the first time, female bison are being transferred out of Yellowstone National Park in a new program to build other herds. The animal

An Interior Department advisory committee has suggested the National Park Service privatize some campgrounds, among other recommendations. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – The disbanding of an Interior Department advisory committee last month quieted some of the talk on privatizing features of national parks. But Jayson O'Neill, deputy director of the Western Values Project, a Montana-based public lands watchdog group, says that was the beginni

There are about 1,000 grizzly bears near Glacier National Park and 700 near Yellowstone National Park. (Glacier National Park Service/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Grizzly Bear Advisory Council continues to discuss plans for managing the iconic species, with a meeting scheduled for next week. Convened by Gov. Steve Bullock, the council's goal is to create recommendations for how to conserve and manage grizzlies in Montana. Novem

Montanans gathered outside the Bozeman office of Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., to call for full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Montana Conservation Voters)

HELENA, Mont. — Groups in Montana are pushing for Sen. Steve Daines to back up his stated commitment to public lands with action. Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is looking at a bill to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is used to open access to pu

More than 80% of Montanans say they want more dedicated conservation funding  even if it means higher taxes. (Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management)

HELENA, Mont. – Montanans are willing to “put their money where their mouth is" when it comes to conservation, according to a new survey. The Montana Outdoor Heritage Project has released results of its summer survey of more than 11,000 residents, or about 1% of the state's population.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., gave the keynote speech at Montana Conservation Voters' 20th anniversary celebration. (Montana Conservation Voters)

LIVINGSTON, Mont. – A "who's who" of Montana conservationists gathered in Livingston on Thursday to celebrate Montana Conservation Voters' 20th birthday. The group rang in two decades of work educating voters about environmental issues. Its executive director, Aaron Murphy, said the list of c

The American Prairie Reserve bison herd has grown to about 850 animals. (Dennis J. Lingohr/American Prairie Reserve)

HELENA, Mont. – In the face of local concern about bison, the American Prairie Reserve has revised its grazing application for the animals on federal lands in northeastern Montana. The group – aiming to create the largest nature reserve in the continental United States – original

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