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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Public News Service - MT: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

More than 700 Montanans have overdosed on opioids since 2000. (Cindy Shebley/Flickr)

HELENA Mont. – Montana received failing marks in a new report tracking states' progress in the fight against the opioid crisis. The Treasure State, along with seven other states, has failed to implement more than two of the report's six key actions for reducing opioid overdoses, according to "

Native Americans make up about 6.5 percent of Montana's population. (EWULibraries/flickr)

BILLINGS, Mont. – With two months left before Election Day, one group is encouraging Montana's Native American population to register to vote. The social justice group Western Native Voice is organizing for the upcoming election, often traveling long distances across the Treasure State. Bu

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is designed to keep people's extra medications out of the hands of addicts. (dodgerton skillhause/Morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. - On April 30, Montanans are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring any unused medication to 20 sites across the state for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Statistics show 53 percent of people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from a friend or fami

Bozeman, MT - Cannabis at the Capitol, a day of educating and rallying for medical marijuana rights, comes to Bozeman today. Physicians, nurses, and criminal defense experts will gather to talk about the state's medical marijuana program, cannabis as a chronic pain treatment, how much marijuana offe

Missoula, MT – The nation's "war on drugs" is painful, especially for those with chronic pain. Montana doctors and civil liberties experts are meeting this week to talk about how the federal policy is keeping many health professionals from prescribing proven pain medications. Tom Daubert in

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