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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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The Montana Legislature is looking at a bill that would give parents vouchers for sending their children to private schools or for homeschooling. (Drew Tarvin/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – There's a push for "school choice" in Montana, but some educators and Montanans are questioning what that phrase really means. The Montana Public Education Center (MT-PEC) is a coalition of groups that says the term "choice" has been co-opted, and that this push is really a w

Doctor shortages are just one challenge facing small-town hospitals, and one of the topics at Sen. Jon Tester's Rural Health Summit today in Ennis, Mont. (Machineheadz/iStockphoto)

ENNIS, Mont. - Rural hospitals are the backbone of many small communities and experts say quite a few are in danger of closing if the government cuts reimbursements any further. That's one of the main topics at the Rural Health Summit today in the town of Ennis, southwest of Bozeman. Senator Jon

Shawn Dailey, a client at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, which is scheduled to close by the end of the year. (Carol Dailey)

BOULDER, Mont. - Today a committee appointed by the governor is meeting to discuss the transfer of 52 severely developmentally disabled people from the 100-year-old Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, also known as MDC, to private facilities around the state. All the clients are at MDC becaus

About 58,000 Montanans have signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace since November. (AARP)

HELENA, Mont. - Montana is making a serious dent in its number of uninsured residents with 58,000 people enrolling or re-enrolling in health insurance through the federal insurance marketplace in the past three months. The third annual open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act just ended

HELENA, Mont. - Small towns are increasingly becoming reliant on Medicaid. A new study from the Center for Rural Affairs calls Medicaid a "vital insurance source" in rural Montana - and there are several reasons why, according to study author Jon Bailey, the center's director of research and analys

HELENA, Mont. - The April 1 theme at the Capitol today (Friday) is "No fooling with our future." Up to 1,000 people will rally to protest state budget cuts, maintaining there's no budgetary reason for them. Speakers with disabilities, nurses, small business owners, and conservation groups will be f

HELENA, Mont. - Legislative appropriations subcommittees have been cutting budgets in every state agency, but Montana Budget and Policy Center Executive Director Tara Veazey says a closer look at the numbers shows all those cuts may not be needed. She points out that the governor proposed a balanced

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - It's tax day, and time for a salute to public employees. While there might be some grumpiness about paying taxes today, public workers in Great Falls will be telling their side of the story about what they do and who benefits. State employees working in child support enforcement

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