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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today, Northeast over the weekend. Also on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog through Iowa on path to the White House.

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Public News Service - MT: Civic Engagement

Billings, MT – If you take the time and effort to vote - don't you want to be sure it actually counts? A combination of changes, both to election laws and postage rates, make it worth your while as a Montana voter to double-check that primary election ballot. The Montana primary takes place on

Helena, MT – Getting on the ballot for statewide office in Montana is easy -- if you're a Republican or a Democrat, that is. If not, there are myriad laws regarding signature-gathering, tighter deadlines, and fees that make the task practically impossible, according to a lawsuit filed in feder

Philipsburg, MT – They can run, but they can't hide. Politicians running for office can't hide from tough questions in Montana anymore, thanks to a new database of voting records, campaign donation information and speeches of every candidate and elected leader in the state and nation. Richard

Billings, MT – This Election Day in Montana brings a very different voting routine for about 80 communities, and there apparently are plenty of last-minute questions about it. The towns are trying out all-mailed ballots. However, people who've been doing "get out the vote" calls are finding th

Voting from the comfort of home seems to have caught on quickly in Montana. Bozeman held an all vote-by-mail election this week and the turnout was almost 35 percent. It’s something to watch as a Montana legislative committee looks at the possibility of eliminating polling places and switching

Helena, MT – In the game of keeping government secrets "secret," a new report finds the government is winning. The report examines the complex system used by state and local governments to keep information from public view, versus information attained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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