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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - MT: Rural/Farming

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

Whitefish, Mont., implemented its Climate Action Plan in 2018, providing a potential model for other rural towns. (-ted/Flickr)

WHITEFISH, Mont. – Whitefish has become a model for how rural towns can adapt to the effects of climate change. The jumpstart for the northwestern Montana town was the Resilience Dialogues in 2017, which partly led the city to produce its Climate Action Plan in 2018. Steve Thompson, the pl

The International Energy Agency says countries need to reduce carbon pollution by 74% before 2030 to avoid a catastrophic rise in global temperatures. (Snap Happy/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – The Trump administration has finalized a rule that will roll back an Obama-era regulation to cut emissions from the United States' power sector. The Environmental Protection Agency's new plan, the Affordable Clean Energy rule, scales back greenhouse gas emission reduction lim

A new report says extensive cleanup of Colstrip's coal-ash ponds would create more than twice as many jobs as current cleanup proposals. (Northern Plains Resource Council)

HELENA, Mont. – A thorough cleanup of the Colstrip Power Plant's coal-ash ponds could provide a major boost for the local economy, according to a new report. An analysis from the Northern Plains Resource Council, a grassroots conservation and agriculture group in Montana, finds that using an

Montana ranchers such as Jeanie Alderson, above, say imported meat labeled as a

HELENA, Mont. — A bill in the Montana Legislature aims to let Montanans know where their meat is really coming from. Lawmakers will hold a hearing Tuesday in the House Agriculture Committee for H.B. 594, which would bring country-of-origin labeling back to Treasure State grocery stores. Impo

A conference in Lewistown this week is looking at issues such as conflict-reduction practices between agricultural producers and wildlife. (Venture West Ranches/Flickr)

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – How can Montanans live alongside the state's wildlife? That's the question being explored at a conference this week in Lewistown. The first Living with Wildlife conference, sponsored by the National Geographic Society and organized by American Prairie Reserve, is bringin

One focus of Wednesday's rally is legislation that could help finance energy-efficiency upgrades for commercial buildings. (Northern Plains Resource Council)

HELENA, Mont. - Montanans are to gather at noon today outside the State Capitol to support clean energy in Big Sky Country. Folks at the Clean Power for All rally are calling on state lawmakers, now in their third week of the session, to provide better access to renewable energy. Mary Fitzpatrick,

Beef producers say foreign meat products only nominally processed in the U.S. are allowed to include labels stating they were made here. (Stephen Ausmus/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana ranchers and cattle producers are urging Congress to include country-of-origin labeling on beef and pork products in the United States' newly revised trade deal with Canada and Mexico. Ranchers and cattle producers have been frustrated since Congress repealed country-o

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