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PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 


Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Public News Service - MT: Water

MISSOULA, Mont. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has significantly expanded the designated "critical habitat" for bull trout in Montana and other states, listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. The agency outlined the new zones on Tuesday, after previous designations ended

BILLINGS, Mont. - Some voter registration deadlines to keep in mind with the Nov. 2. election coming up: Today is the last day for regular registration, when citizens can mail in their voter registration cards. And starting Tuesday, voters can register at their county election office. While mid-te

MISSOULA, Mont. - Big Sky Country is the first stop today and Wednesday on a national listening tour for the White House's "America's Great Outdoors Initiative." Local residents get a chance to add their views as a new national conservation agenda is crafted, addressing issues ranging from climate c

MISSOULA, Mont. - A plan to bring $90 million to Montana's "Southwestern Crown of the Continent" region has made the finals list. A proposal detailing restoration work in the state's west-central national forests has just been nominated by the Regional Forester for funding. Scott Brennan, forest p

BIG TIMBER, Mont. - It's been ten years since local conservation groups and the Stillwater Mining Company signed an agreement to be "good neighbors," with those groups supporting the platinum and palladium mine and the jobs it brings, and the mine owners promising to keep environmental damage to a m

MILES CITY, Mont. - Montana's Tongue River has been renamed the "East Fork of the Flathead!" Well, not really - it's an April Fools' Day stunt. Although it's a joke, prankster and Tongue River rancher Mark Fix says the fake name change has a serious side. He and other ranchers in the area see a do

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Water is a resource of rising value in Montana, whether it flows in major rivers, underground springs or ditches - and the complications of ownership and legal responsibilities are up for discussion today in Great Falls. Chris Christiaens, project specialist for the Montana Fa

HELENA, Mont. - Some of Montana's "duck factories" are at risk of shutting down, according to a new report, which features case studies of four wetlands in the state's Prairie Pothole Region - prime duck breeding grounds. Jim Murphy, wetlands and water resources counsel for the National Wildlife F

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