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PNS Daily Newscast - October 15, 2018 


Is the moral of integrity of the U.S. at stake in the apparent murder of a Washington Post journalist? Also on the Monday rundown: A pair of reports as we head toward the November midterm elections; plus, if you're enrolling in Medicare today, help is available.

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Public News Service - MT: Civil Rights

Tribes such as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai in Montana have faced backlashes for asserting their legal sovereignty. (U.S. Department of Education/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Human Rights Network says groups opposed to Native American rights should to be labeled as hate groups. In a follow-up to its 2000 study "Drumming Up Resentment: the Anti-Indian Movement in Montana," the network released a report saying such groups deserve the desig

Members of Montana's LGBT community say there is still more work to be done to achieve equality. (Red Jackal Photography/Big Sky Pride)

HELENA, Mont. – June is Pride Month, a celebration of LGBT communities across the country. In Montana, Big Sky Pride is holding it's 25th annual celebration in Helena. It will include events across the city all weekend and a speech from Gov. Steve Bullock. A quarter century of pride in Mon

The fight over refugee resettlement has become a flashpoint in Montana. (Mrs. Gemstone/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. -- A new report examines the deep roots of the growing anti-Muslim movement in Montana. The Montana Human Rights Network's "ACTing for Islamophobia" report takes a look at some of the groups spreading hate directed at Muslims - specifically local chapters of ACT for America, a networ

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed President Barack Obama's efforts to phase out private prisons. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana has the nation's second largest population incarcerated in private prisons. According to the criminal justice reform group The Sentencing Project, the state's private prison population grew by 50 percent between 2000 and 2015, and now tops 40 percent of the people in

As Montana lawmakers head back to Helena, a report on the economic status of women shows they have some work to do. (Tracy/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – As the Montana legislative session begins Monday, a report shows the state has a lot of work to do to help Treasure State women improve their economic status. In the latest "Status of Women in the States" data, Montana receives a grade of D-minus for its policies, and a ranki

PHOTO: Sen. Jon Tester is sponsoring a bill requiring U.S. senators to file campaign finance reports online.<br />(credit: Sen. Tester's office)

WASHINGTON - The ranks are growing of ordinary Americans who are demanding transparency in campaign spending by politicians at all levels of government, and now a bill on the subject with a good chance of passing has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Although the House has required electronic fi

PHOTO: Gov. Bullock signs SB 107 today, decriminalizing homosexual behavior in Montana.

HELENA, Mont. - Today is signing day for Senate Bill 107, which led to intense debate about the tradition of long-standing state law versus human rights. The bill being inked by Gov. Steve Bullock will change state law so that consensual homosexual behavior is no longer a felony punishable by up to

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

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