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PNS Daily Newscast - November 21, 2017 


The Trump administration shows 50 thousand Haitians the door; also on the rundown; graduate students say the GOP Tax Bill is a primary concern; net neutrality in the balance today; plus a look at whether music can be a deterrent to juvenile crime.

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Montanans will go to the polls in a special election on Thursday to fill the congressional seat vacated when Rep. Ryan Zinke became U.S. Interior Secretary. (Justin Sullivan/GettyImages)

HELENA, Mont. — Former House Rep. Ryan Zinke's leap to the role of U.S. Interior Secretary left behind a contested seat in Congress, and the race for that seat has become the costliest for a House seat in Montana's history. Federal campaign reports show more than $12 million has poured in to

Clean-elections advocates meet in Missoula on Thursday to promote an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to nullify the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.(cohdra/morguefile)

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Advocates for clean elections are gathering in Missoula Thursday night to strategize on how to get big money out of politics as part of a campaign promoting a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment would declare that corporations are not people and therefore thei

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

BILLINGS, Mont. - Montana's laws on limiting corporate spending in elections are in doubt because of recent court decisions related to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that granted corporations unlimited spending rights. A free panel discussion for the public about the issue is set for Friday in Helena,

HELENA, Mont. - Several environmental groups are calling on President Obama to remove the U.S. State Department from the decision on whether the Keystone XL pipeline is in the "national best interest" because of allegations of bias and cozy relations with the lobbyist for a Canadian company. The gr

Helena, MT - Montana is still waiting to see if anyone will accept the lowered bid for the state's Otter Creek coal tracts. The State Land Board decision to lower the price from 25 cents per ton to 15 cents generated some controversy, and it will be discussed today at a meeting in Helena. Recently

HELENA, Mont. - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the "Citizens United" case could have implications for Montana's local and state elections this year, and experts are gathering this week in Helena to talk about the "what ifs." The court's ruling allows corporations to spend unlimited money in federa

Philipsburg, MT – They can run, but they can't hide. Politicians running for office can't hide from tough questions in Montana anymore, thanks to a new database of voting records, campaign donation information and speeches of every candidate and elected leader in the state and nation. Richard

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