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PNS Daily Newscast - June 14, 2019 


Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Public News Service - MT: Civic Engagement

Billings, MT – Late voter registration starts today in Montana. At the same time, early voting by absentee ballot is underway. Theresa Keaveny with the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund says Montana's election laws have become more voter-friendly in recent years, and now people can re

Great Falls, MT – Montana farmers and ranchers plan to bend some Congressional ears in Washington, D.C., this week. More than a dozen are there today, as part of a National Farmers Union "Fly-In" event. Chris Christiaens with the Montana Farmers Union says, the goal of the Fly-In is to emphas

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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