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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - MT: Mental Health

Montana officials rescued 5 minors and 22 adults from human trafficking last year. (Imagens Evangélicas/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and Montana is not immune to the crime often referred to as modern-day slavery. Human trafficking involves labor or sex slavery and can leave victims physically and emotionally scarred. Although overall numbers are small, the

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

Lethal injection faces a major roadblock in Montana. Credit: davidhills/iStock

HELENA, Mont. - The death penalty is at a stalemate in Montana, after a judge blocked the use of a particular lethal injection drug on Tuesday. Capital punishment remains legal, and while efforts to abolish it have failed, so have efforts to revive it. The judge ruled that pentobarbital cannot be

The rate of suicide for Montana children ages 10 to 17 is more than double the national rate, and young people in Montana are most likely to kill themselves with guns. Credit: Montana Kids Count.

HELENA, Mont. – The rate of suicide for Montana children ages 10 to 17 is more than double the national rate, and young people in Montana are most likely to kill themselves with guns. A new report from Montana Kids Count delves into the statistics and makes the case for more education and pr

PHOTO: Afghan war veteran Tristan Perisco of Missoula was honored Tuesday at the White House, receiving a

WASHINGTON - Tristan Perisco of Missoula was honored Tuesday at the White House, receiving a "Champions of Change" award for his work in helping younger generations get involved in outdoor recreation. Perisco worked with the Montana Wilderness Association to find ways to get veterans into the outdo

PHOTO: A new report from the Center for Rural Affairs finds that people living in small towns and rural areas are most likely to affected by the

HELENA, Mont. - Today is the deadline for applying for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and because Montana did not accept federal Medicaid funding, thousands have fallen into what's being called the "Medicaid gap." Jon Bailey, director of rural policy at the Center for Rural Affairs, did

PHOTO: AARP Montana is making the case that showing respect to veterans should include a guarantee under Social Security. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Veteran’s Day has strong meaning in Montana. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the state is home to the second-highest number, per capita, of veterans in the nation. AARP is making the case that showing respect to vets should include a guarantee under Social Secu

Several groups in Montana are circulating a petition – asking the Legislature to come back and take another vote on Medicaid expansion.

HELENA, Mont. - Several groups in Montana are circulating an online petition, asking the Legislature to come back and take another vote on Medicaid expansion. The expansion died at the end of the session this year, and since lawmakers went home, several more states have accepted the deal, with Kentu

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