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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

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

MISSOULA, Mont. - About seven in ten Montanans say they like it; 15 percent don't like it; and the rest are undecided. That's the finding of a new poll on Senator Jon Tester's (D-Mont.) "Forest Jobs and Recreation Act." The legislation means almost 700,000 acres of prime hunting and fishing grounds

HELENA, Mont. - The national forest roadless rule may have reached the end of its journey. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the original rule is back in place - tossing out the Bush administration decision to repeal the rule's protections for about 60 million acres nationwide. More than

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