PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017
Here's a look at the news we're covering: A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails, A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable.
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
HELENA, Mont. – Gov. Steve Bullock has temporarily banned the slaughter of Yellowstone bison in Montana, saving 40 bison held in the park right now. But their fate and the fate of many other bison still remains unclear. Last January, the National Park Service released a draft plan for a bi
HELENA, Mont. – As the Montana legislative session begins Monday, a report shows the state has a lot of work to do to help Treasure State women improve their economic status. In the latest "Status of Women in the States" data, Montana receives a grade of D-minus for its policies, and a ranki
HELENA, Mont. - The last few years have been a growing season for organic farming in the United States. According to the Mercaris Organic Acreage Report, organic farmland reached more than four million acres this year. Montana saw a 30-percent jump over the last two years, giving it the second-most
MISSOULA, Mont. – Thanksgiving is a time when families get together and eat wonderful food. But some Montanans are less fortunate during the holidays. One in seven people in Montana struggles with hunger, including nearly 48,000 children who aren't sure where their next meal will come from.
BILLINGS, Mont. – Although the fate of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan is up in the air now that Donald Trump has been elected president, at least part of Colstrip's coal-fired power plant is still likely to close by 2022. Peter DeJesus, field coordinator for Western N
MISSOULA, Mont. – The sage grouse is a big topic of discussion on lands in the West, but a new study says some other birds might get protection underneath the grouse's feathers. Researchers found three songbirds that live alongside the grouse have benefited from efforts to conserve sagebrush
EMIGRANT, Mont. – A gold-mining plan near Yellowstone National Park would not have a significant impact on the environment, according to a draft assessment from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. But many others disagree. The Canadian mining company Lucky Minerals has proposed se