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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - MT: Family/Father Issues

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

The regular primary registration deadline in Montana is Mon., May 9. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. - The primary election is coming up in about a month, on June 7 but the deadline for regular voter registration is this Monday, May 9. Montanans can find their polling place or print off registration forms from the Montana Conservation Voters website mtvoters.org then mail or take the

The topic at Montana's Equal Pay Summit in Bozeman today is the pay gap, in a state where a woman makes 74 cents on the dollar compared to a man. (Imagesource/iStockphoto)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana's working women make on average only 74 cents on the dollar compared to men; the ninth-worst pay gap in the country. That's the issue being addressed today at the third annual Equal Pay Summit at Montana State University in Bozeman. The event is sponsored by the Governor's

Beware of scams during National Consumer Protection Week. (cohdra/morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. - You've heard the old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This is National Consumer Protection Week and Montana's Office of Consumer Protection is putting out a warning on multiple scams that are making the rounds these days. Attorney General Tim Fox says his

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

The fourth annual Montana Farmers Union Women's Conference is this weekend. (Montana Farmers Union)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Rural Montana women will have the chance to network and tackle common issues at the Montana Farmers Union Women's Conference this weekend in the town of Paradise. A 2015 study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research showed only four women in statewide office, that women still

Montana's fish and wildlife got a boost as the Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to be approved as part of the omnibus spending bill in the U.S. Congress. (TPS Dave/Pixabay)

HELENA, Mont. - The Land and Water Conservation Fund is back from the dead, at least temporarily, because Congress included it in the omnibus spending bill that is supposed to get a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The 50-year-old program takes millions in royalties paid by oil and

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