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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 


    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Public News Service - Wisconsin

There is a growing trend in Wisconsin toward more women as sole proprietors or primary operators of livestock farms. (Jessica Arp)

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - The role of women on the farm is a huge part of the history of agriculture in Wisconsin, and a June 3 workshop on a woman-owned farm in Blanchardville will feature several women who run their own operations. Robert Bauer, a grazing broker for the Southwest Badger Resource Conser...Read More

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Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin has information that will help pay for asthma medications. (MayerKleinosthein, iStockPhoto.com)

WEST BEND, Wis. – Asthma is a chronic lung disease that cannot be cured, but can be controlled. In Wisconsin, one in ten adults and one in thirteen children have asthma. May is Asthma Awareness Month, and Kristen Grimes, who manages the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition, recommends that all asthm...Read More

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Wisconsin is getting hit with a rash of calls from scammers posing as IRS agents, demanding payment for nonexistent back taxes. (Highwaystarz Photography/iStockphoto)<br />

MADISON, Wis. - Even though officials at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection keep expecting the so-called "IRS scam" to go away, it now appears the scammers are more aggressive than ever. People across the state are reporting calls from scammers claiming to be wi...Read More

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Federal regulators have now made moves to regulate e-cigarettes and other formerly non-regulated tobacco products, but the American Lung Association says more action is needed on the state and local level. (leszekglaznov/iStockPhoto.com)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Smoking and tobacco use still are the top causes of preventable disease and death, and each year 6,700 Wisconsinites die from tobacco use, according to the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. This is National Prevention Week, and today is Prevention of Tobacco Use Day....Read More

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A driver's license is one form of acceptable voter photo ID in Wisconsin, but other documents also will suffice. Money has been requested by a state agency to educate voters about acceptable ID. (Wisconsin DOT)

MADISON, Wis. - Long lines and lengthy wait times were evident in Wisconsin's presidential primary election in early April, and now the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), which oversees elections in the state, is requesting a $250 million from the Legislature for a statewide ad campaig...Read More

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With fishing season now open in Wisconsin, environmentalists are warning about the danger of mercury contamination and the need to curb it. (travelwisconsin.com)

MADISON, Wis. - Now that the first week of fishing season is here in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources and the state's largest environmental organization, Clean Wisconsin, are warning anglers to be mindful of the dangers of mercury contamination in game fish. Every inland body of water...Read More

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Wisconsin has set aside $3 million a year to assist small businesses in creating workplace wellness programs. (Chagin/iStockPhoto)

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Applications are now being accepted for Wisconsin businesses with 50 or fewer employees to obtain grant money to help create a workplace wellness program. The state has set aside $3 million a year to reimburse small businesses for their wellness programs. Catherine Kolkm...Read More

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Some small Wisconsin communities are split into different political districts, but that may change because of a lawsuit over alleged gerrymandering. (HHLtDave5/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - A suit brought by 12 Wisconsin Democrats saying the state's legislative district map drawn by Republicans in 2011 is unfair is going to trial this month. A three-judge federal panel unanimously ruled the case should proceed. New maps are drawn every 10 years following the census, an...Read More

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