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The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 


Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Public News Service - MT: Water

MISSOULA, Mont. - The U.S. House is set to make a budget decision this week that could mean less money for Montana recreation and tourism projects. The Interior Department budget bill "de-funds" the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), bringing it to its lowest level ever. Land Tawney, preside

HELENA, Mont. - The damage to wildlife because of the ExxonMobil oil spill in the Yellowstone River appears to be minimal. Only about 20 critters have been observed covered with oil. However, that count is misleading, according to wildlife biologist Doug Inkley with the National Wildlife Federation

HELENA, Mont. - While Montanans are still dealing with the Yellowstone River pipeline spill, a study comes out today that examines the "worst-case scenarios" if there were a major spill from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline crossing of the Yellowstone and other locations. Report author John Stans

HELENA, Mont. - A U.S. House committee today is to take up a bill that would expand the powers of the Department of Homeland Security by waiving compliance with 36 environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, within a 100-mile buffer along borders and coastlines. Lynn Scarlett, a former deput

BILLINGS, Mont. - Goats have a reputation for eating just about anything, but oil-covered grass isn't on their preferred menu. Alexis Bonogofsky's family owns Blue Creek Farms along the Yellowstone River south of Billings. Pastures they use for their goats are covered in oil from the Exxon pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. - The Exxon pipeline rupture into the Yellowstone River is being cited as a reason to give the proposed Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline new scrutiny. The Keystone project, a much larger pipeline, also would cross the Yellowstone, along with the Missouri and 400 other waterways around

BILLINGS, Mont. - Hunting and fishing access on public lands would be boosted in Montana and elsewhere in the nation under a bill re-introduced by Sen. Max Baucus. It would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund - a pot of money established by Congress decades ago as a way to share revenues

HELENA, Mont. - Camping, hunting and hiking experiences in Montana would likely change if Forest Service budget cuts under the House Republican budget proposal became final, according to a former Forest Service chief who lives in Montana. Dale Bosworth is questioning the decisions because he says

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