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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - MT: Public Lands/Wilderness

Bozeman, MT – Baby boomers are looking for the next great place to live, and small towns in the West are on the preferred list, according to an expert tracking growth patterns. Whitman College environmental studies professor Don Snow says, in the face of this influx, communities need to protec

Montana hunters need to be prepared for some competition this season. Monica Fella with the Sierra Club Grizzly Bear Project encourages hunters to be well equipped and always carry bear pepper spray in the Big Sky backcountry. "Bear pepper spray does not have to be aimed precisely, like a gun would

A wildfire expert is calling for some creative thinking to prevent repeat fire seasons like the one Montana is seeing now. Global Forest Science president Dr. Reese Halter says healthy forest practices have to change as climate changes. He even suggests tapping into the prison population to do fores

Helena, MT - Thousands of miles of Forest Service roads in Montana and throughout the West are crumbling, sending dirt and sand downstream, causing problems for water systems and reservoirs. An analysis of road inventory shows most are abandoned, and some were illegally built. Environmental and r

Montana sportsmen are in Washington to support a series of legislative proposals designed to balance recreation, hunting and fishing with new oil and gas development on public lands. The Sportsmen's Public Lands Energy Agenda would ensure any new energy development would also protect fish, wildlife

Big wild fires are often blamed on not enough prevention - like thinning trees, clearing underbrush, and creating defensible areas near homes, towns and private property. Yet there is a plan to cut funding for the State Fire Assistance program, which focuses on prevention. Chris Mehl is with The Wi

Eight out of 10 Montanans oppose turning Montana's Lolo Peak into a ski resort, according to analysis of public comments by the Sierra Club. Bob Clark, with the Sierra Club's Missoula field office, believes the public strongly supports preserving Lolo Peak from development because they dislike how

Butte, MT - Montana's gold mining pollution history is part of a new report that shows mining company promises need more scrutiny. It shows plans for new mines and expansions this year are on pace to set a record as companies look to cash in on high gold prices. Montana's experience with gold and s

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