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PNS Daily Newscast - June 24, 2019 


No military strikes, but President Trump sticks to tough talk against Iran. Also on our Monday rundown: Staying in jail may depend on where you live. Plus, summer is here – will national parks be ready?

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Public News Service - MT: Senior

HELENA, Mont. - Social Security and Medicare are in the crosshairs as Congressional debate targeted on reducing the national deficit continues, and Montanans in the 50-plus set are taking notice. AARP Montana State President Joy Bruck says there's growing awareness that hurting current and future re

HELENA, Mont. - Pressure to cut state spending has landed on the doorstep of the Montana State Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. An amendment to the spending bill for state services would cut funding to the home by $2.2 million and encourage the Department of Public Health and Human Services to turn

HELENA, Mont. - It's estimated more than 9,500 Montanans will be celebrating a special birthday this year. They are the first wave of "baby boomers" to turn 65. Their parents considered that milestone a time to leave the work force and focus on leisure. However, according to a recent AARP survey, th

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Revitalizing rural America is something the U.S. Department of Agriculture takes seriously, according to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. He spoke at the recent National Summit of Rural America, which tackled topics ranging from the aging farmer and rancher population to ma

Helena, MT – The promise of "free money" makes Montanans suspicious. Perhaps that's one explanation for the more than 17,000 state residents who have not yet applied to receive their economic stimulus checks. Montana's chunk of the unclaimed federal money totals more than $5 million, which cou

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

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