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PNS Daily Newscast - December 18, 2017 


Senator John McCain heads home to Arizona ahead of a key vote in D.C. on the GOP Tax plan; also on the rundown: shades of gray, North Carolina's Death Row ages while sentences decline; and a new plan to safeguard wildlife species before they are at risk.

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Public News Service - MT: Gun Violence Prevention

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

PHOTO: The latest edition of the Montana Kids Count Data Book shows that overall, the state is a good place to raise children. Courtesy Montana Kids Count.

HELENA, Mont. - Montana is home to more than 200,000 children, and a new report shows how they're doing "by the numbers." Mostly, the 2012 Montana Kids Count state book is full of good news, with higher levels of education, high numbers of children in two-parent families and low teen birth and chil

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