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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - MT: Cultural Resources

PHOTO: It's Bear Awareness Week. Defenders of Wildlife is offering financial assistance for property owners to install bear-proof electric fencing if grizzlies are active in their neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of Defenders of Wildlife.

MISSOULA, Mont. - This is Bear Awareness Week (through the 25th). It's also the time of year when bears are waking up and searching for an easy meal. According to Erin Edge, Rockies and Plains associate for Defenders of Wildlife in Missoula, with the success of grizzly bear recovery, bears are now

PHOTO: A black bear exiting a wildlife bridge on Highway 93 near Evano, Mont.

HELENA, Mont. - Building bridges to protect wildlife and people: That's the focus of a meeting in Helena this week that is to start mapping out areas that might be good for wildlife overpasses or underpasses, to reduce highway collisions that harm both people and animals. According to Bill Hallina

PHOTO: A film showing the accelerated pace of climate change is showing in Bozeman Thursday. Courtesy of EarthVision

BOZEMAN, Mont. - A documentary featuring several years' worth of images that offer a window into how climate change is affecting landscapes is showing Thursday in Bozeman, and some Bozeman High School students are hoping for a packed house. The film "Chasing Ice" showcases three years of time-lapse

PHOTO: Dan Austin, owner of Austin-Lehman Adventures in Billings, is applauding introduction of a bill to full fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

BILLINGS, Mont. - More money for parks, pathways and access to public lands at no cost to taxpayers. That's the deal Montana Senator Max Baucus is promoting in Congress, with a bill to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The LWCF uses offshore oil and gas tax funds to improve public sp

PHOTO: Bison that need to be transferred. Photo credit: Garrit Voggesser

BOZEMAN, Mont. - A decision is looming in the matter of 160 bison that have been staying at one of Ted Turner's ranches. The former Yellowstone animals need a new home, and a list of ideal locations is due by the end of this month. Some animals went to Fort Peck earlier this year, and the Shoshone a

PHOTO: Rocky Mountain Front Sawtooth Ridge

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Great outdoors vacations are in Montana's back yard. The Rocky Mountain Front Discovery Tour kicks off today in Great Falls to promote home-grown recreation and tourism. Bill Cunningham is a Bob Marshall Wilderness outfitter who will be sharing photos and stories about some of

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. - The Wilderness Act of 1964 could see big changes under a bill in the U.S. House that will be voted on soon, as early as today. The Sportsmen's Heritage Act is described as a way to promote hunting and fishing on public lands, but a Congressional Research Service review finds it

EAST GLACIER PARK, Mont. - An East Glacier Park scientist and professional photographer is on a mission. He wants to be sure there are plenty of "before" pictures on hand as the landscape, and people, change on the Blackfeet Reservation. And he is making his collections of photos and maps available

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