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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - MT: Media Reform

Misinformation often exploits people's deeply held beliefs to get a reaction out of them. (MclittleStock/Adobe Stock)

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Misinformation is a top concern for election officials, especially as the pandemic transforms the election. In Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock is allowing counties to conduct mail-in voting, and Gallatin County decided this week to do just that. But Casey Hayes, election manager for

In a recent analysis, more than 93% of reporters covering Native Americans were not Native Americans themselves. (flucas/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- Stereotypes are common in media coverage of Native Americans, according to a new report. The Native American Journalists Association analyzed articles in 2018 and 2019 from Fox News, The Guardian, National Public Radio, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and found more th

In a recent survey, nearly three-quarters of respondents said schools need to change how they teach Native American history and culture. (Ryan Red Corn)

HELENA, Mont. – A new report explores how Native Americans are perceived in the United States, and according to one of its project leaders, it's the largest public-opinion research project about Native Americans ever conducted. Crystal Echo Hawk said the goal of the report "Reclaiming Native

House candidate Greg Gianforte, who won Thursday's special election, was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly throwing a Guardian reporter to the ground. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

This story was updated at 9:30 a.m. MDT Friday. BOZEMAN, Mont. – Media organizations are condemning Wednesday's attack on a Guardian reporter by GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte in Bozeman, and also are calling on political leaders to tone down the rhetoric against journalists. In his vic

New limits have been placed on the cost of phone calls in prison. Credit: Arnoshwithal/morguefile

WASHINGTON - Phone calls to and from prison inmates in Montana will cost a lot less starting next year, thanks to a decision Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC voted to cap the rates and fees and strongly discouraged the providers' practice of paying commissions to the priso

PHOTO: Faster and more abundant broadband Internet service could be extended to rural areas, should a proposal from FCC chair Tom Wheeler ensuring

HELENA, Mont. - High-speed, broadband Internet would be classified as a utility under a proposal expected later this month from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC chair Tom Wheeler outlined the plan Wednesday, saying the regulations are needed to keep service providers from blocking a

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