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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - MT: Water

HELENA, Mont. - Round one in the court case challenging the state's decision to lease Otter Creek coal goes to local property owners and environmental organizations. A judge has ruled against the state and Arch Coal's request to dismiss the lawsuit, which alleges that state environmental law was not

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Politics, eminent domain and transportation are up for discussion in Great Falls starting Friday for the 95th annual Montana Farmers Union meeting and convention. The two-day event will also feature educational sessions of interest to everyone, with Montana State University hort

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

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