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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Public News Service - MT: Water

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

WEST GLACIER, Mont. - Canada did it first, and it didn't take long for the U.S. to follow. British Columbia placed the area north of Glacier National Park off limits to mining last week, and Senator Max Baucus has introduced a bill to do the same on the U.S. side, which Congress will get to look at

DEER LODGE, Mont. - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Montana Saturday to guage how people in the region feel about a proposed new law to manage the state's forest land. His visit includes a community meeting in Deer Lodge to hear local views on Sen. Jon Tester's Forest Jobs and Rec

LIVINGSTON, Mont. - They're shaking hands, showcasing products and ringing up sales. It's Commerce Day in Montana, where farmers and ranchers specializing in sustainable products are meeting up in Livingston with food distributors, processors and buyers. Annie Conley, market connection program dir

MISSOULA, Mont. - A group of Montana ranchers say their water rights are being messed with, and they've asked the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to blow the whistle. Polly Rex is a rancher with senior water rights on the Stillwater River who has signed onto the DNRC petition

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