PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 

President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 18, 2020 

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is climbing national polls, but facing much more scrutiny than he had in the early states, which he skipped. Texas is going to come into play for him -- as the state with the second-largest Super Tuesday trove of delegates.

Public News Service - MT: Women's

The topic at Montana's Equal Pay Summit in Bozeman today is the pay gap, in a state where a woman makes 74 cents on the dollar compared to a man. (Imagesource/iStockphoto)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana's working women make on average only 74 cents on the dollar compared to men; the ninth-worst pay gap in the country. That's the issue being addressed today at the third annual Equal Pay Summit at Montana State University in Bozeman. The event is sponsored by the Governor's

The fourth annual Montana Farmers Union Women's Conference is this weekend. (Montana Farmers Union)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Rural Montana women will have the chance to network and tackle common issues at the Montana Farmers Union Women's Conference this weekend in the town of Paradise. A 2015 study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research showed only four women in statewide office, that women still

PHOTO: Women from around the state are gathering in Helena today and Saturday for the annual Women's Policy Leadership Institute. Photo courtesy of Montana Women Vote.

HELENA, Mont. – Today kicks off the annual Women's Policy Leadership Institute in Helena. Women from around the state will be discussing equal pay, domestic and sexual violence, LBGTQ concerns and issues in Indian Country. One workshop will offer advice on how Montana women can learn to ne

PHOTO: April is National STD Awareness Month. Montanans under age 25 are being encouraged to be tested, since many infections have no symptoms. Poster courtesy of CDC

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - The under-25 set in Montana is being encouraged to GYT, which stands for "Get Yourself Tested." It's a campaign for April's National STD Awareness Month, encouraging sexually-active young adults to talk with their health-care providers about sexually transmitted diseases - STDs.

GRAPHIC: Montanans are dancing

MISSOULA, Mont. - Up to 100 men and women will be putting on the moves today in Missoula as a Valentine's Day flash mob. They'll be dancing at the University of Montana Oval and Caras Park, as part of the international One Billion Rising project calling for an end to violence against women. Tarn R

PHOTO: Montana Women Vote Co-director Olivia Riutta says women from all over the state are in Helena today for the 2013 Women's Policy Institute.

HELENA, Mont. – Budgets aren't boring. That's the topic as women from around the state are gathering in Helena Friday to learn how state and federal budgets are connected to their neighborhoods. It's the 2013 Women's Policy Leadership Institute, and there's special focus this year on the pos

GRAPHIC: The Custer Network Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault is spreading the word about National Stalking Awareness Month.

MILES CITY, Mont. - January is Stalking Awareness Month in Montana, where a campaign is under way to "Know it. Name it. Stop it." State law lists stalking as a crime, but Caroline Fleming, executive director of the Custer Network Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault, says it's not an easy one

PHOTO: The Montana Farmers Union inaugural Women's Conference is Saturday and Sunday in Great Falls.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Whether it's driving a combine, negotiating contracts or meeting with bankers, more women are becoming directly involved in farming and ranching. The Montana Farmers Union is holding its inaugural Women's Conference this weekend in Great Falls. MFU education director Delisa Cl

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