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    PNS Daily News - February 8, 20160 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast including: the presidential hopefuls eye New Hampshire; how the nation’s two-tiered justice system is benefiting corporations; and gun control laws in Maryland in limbo after an appeals court decision.

Public News Service - Wisconsin

With the huge problems associated with Flint, Mich.'s public water supply so prominent, Wisconsin's largest environmental group is opposed to legislation that would allow private companies to take over municipal water systems. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – If you turn on your faucet and the water comes out brown, would you rather call someone in your town, or someone at a company hundreds of miles away? Private, out-of-state companies would be allowed to buy municipal water systems in Wisconsin under a bill moving through the L...Read More

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Young people who might never touch a cigarette are now experimenting with e-cigarettes, mistakenly believing they are safer, according to the American Lung Association. (

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - In the American Lung Association's just-released "State Of Tobacco Control" report, Wisconsin gets an "A" for smoke-free air, a "B" for tobacco taxes, and a pair of failing grades for a lack of tobacco prevention and control program funding and access to smoking cessation services...Read More

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Several groups of Wisconsin experts have come together to create a new plan to help protect pollinators, with steps to improve their health and survival. (Pacotoscano/

MADISON, Wis. – Pollinators are critical in the chain of elements and events that puts food on our plates, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has developed a pollinator protection plan that offers science-based recommendations to anyone with land that ca...Read More

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Wisconsin is third in the nation in student loan debt, and an advocate says Gov. Scott Walker's ideas on relieving the burden don't go far enough. (mj0007/

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin ranks third in the nation in student loan debt, and Gov. Scott Walker has been talking about some ideas he says will help deal with the growing debt. But the student loan debt program coordinator at One Wisconsin Now, Analiese Eicher, says the governor's ideas, like more ...Read More

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New bipartisan legislation recently introduced in Wisconsin will be very beneficial to the state's caregivers and their families, says AARP. (AlexRaths/

MADISON, Wis. – About 578,000 family caregivers in Wisconsin help family members or loved ones deal with the activities of daily living. Particularly challenging are family members with Alzheimer's or some form of dementia. A series of nine bills recently introduced by a bipartisan group o...Read More

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The American Heart Association and other organizations are trying to pass legislation in Wisconsin to ensure all students learn compression-only CPR. (

OAK CREEK, Wis. - Lieutenant Scott Kasten of the Oak Creek Fire Department is a paramedic who says he's seen many times first-hand how important it is for people to know CPR. The American Heart Association is pushing for legislation that would ensure all Wisconsin students learn basic compressions-o...Read More

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Having a cushion of savings can help families avoid making bad financial decisions (rkankaro/

MADISON, Wis. - As in many other states, there is a wide gap in savings between white families in Wisconsin and families of color. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released a brief recommending federal policy changes to help narrow that gap. The brief says a modest federal investment in univer...Read More

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The spring race for a 10-year seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is being called more of an auction than an election by a government watchdog group. (

MADISON, Wis. – This spring, Wisconsin voters will decide whom they want to fill a seat on the state Supreme Court for the next 10 years. The three announced candidates will meet in a February primary, and the winner will be chosen in the spring election in April. Matt Rothschild, executiv...Read More

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