PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
HELENA, Mont. - Small towns are increasingly becoming reliant on Medicaid. A new study from the Center for Rural Affairs calls Medicaid a "vital insurance source" in rural Montana - and there are several reasons why, according to study author Jon Bailey, the center's director of research and analys
HAMILTON, Mont. - It isn't just about birth control. That point has been made to Ravalli County Commissioners, who were considering shutting down the long-running county family planning program, by turning away $39,000 in federal funding. State legislators debated some of the same points earlier thi
MISSOULA, Mont. - A gentle reminder through Father's Day: It's time to make an appointment for a checkup. That's the message for National Men's Health Week in Montana. Jill Baker, project director with the Montana Men's Clinic at Planned Parenthood of Montana, says the rumors are true that men oft
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Today is the last day of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and Montana must be doing something right. The teen birth rate has declined significantly over the past 15 years, with two in 10 Montana teens becoming pregnant before age 20, while the national rate is three in 10. Jil
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - The Farm Bill, biotechnology, and U.S. trade relations are the topics of study today and Wednesday for Montana Farmers Union elected delegates at the National Farmers Union (NFU) Convention in San Antonio, Texas. And for the first time, Big Sky Country's delegates are all women.
HELENA, Mont. - First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged women to speak up about health care reform as the Senate Finance Committee takes up Montana Senator Max Baucus' proposal Tuesday. She points out that women are the primary decision-makers about health care, and they carry the heavier economic
Helena, MT – As civil rights are honored with Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Montana voter rights are being examined at the state legislature. Secretary of State Linda McCulloch, and county election officials, have pointed out a shortage of election judges at polling places, and on various coun
Helena, MT – A woman's work is never done, nor is it worth much salary-wise, at least in Montana. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau on income, poverty and health insurance show Montana is last in the nation when it comes to the earning power of women who work full-time. The report also show