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    PNS Daily News - May 3, 20160 


    Taking a look at what’s making news today: the Supreme Court backs away from a minimum raise challenge; working women want their struggles addressed by candidates; and Americans are encouraged to re-discover the joys of being unplugged.

Public News Service - Wisconsin

A report from a nonpartisan organization shows those with the highest incomes in Wisconsin are paying a lower percentage in taxes than people of modest means. (Zerbor/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – While the wealthiest Americans have seen their earnings skyrocket in recent years, incomes have stagnated for many others in the country, according to Tamarine Cornelius, a research analyst for the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project. She conducted a study that concludes Wis...Read More

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University of Wisconsin Health Allergist Dr. Mark Moss has tips on how to get through the long spring allergy season with minimal suffering. (UW Health)

MADISON, Wis. - Old Man Winter didn't do much of a number on Wisconsin this year, but then it seemed like spring would never come. This confused the trees as much as the millions of allergy sufferers in the Badger State. It's tree pollen this time of year that causes eye, nose, and throat misery ...Read More

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About 88,000 children in Wisconsin have a parent who has served time in prison. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation points out some of the drastic effects this has on the children and their families. (zudin/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – A report just released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows more than 5 million children in the United States have a parent who is serving or has served time in prison. The report points out the devastating affect this has on the child and the family, and suggests ways to m...Read More

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Preservation of Wisconsin's natural resources was just one of the many reasons that led Gaylord Nelson to found Earth Day 43 years ago. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - Nearly every Wisconsinite knows Earth Day, which will be observed this year on Friday, April 22, was founded by former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Paul Robbins, the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, sits at the actual desk u...Read More

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Shilagh Mirgain, a senior psychologist with UW-Health, says there are ways to beat stress before it beats you. (UW-Health)

MADISON, Wis. – Regular bouts of anxiety can really do a number on your overall health, experts say, and persistent stress can lead to heart problems, risk of disease and changes in the brain. Medical experts say workplace stress results in billions of dollars in health care costs every year...Read More

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Clinton Foundation Ppresident and former UW-Madison chancellor and HHS Secretary Donna Shalala will be the keynote speaker at a global summit in Madison. (UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Global climate change is a critical issue that needs more leadership from women, according to Lori DiPrete Brown, associate director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute. That group, and a number of others, are sponsoring the 2016 Global Summit for Women, wh...Read More

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Workers took nearly a decade to replace every lead water pipe in Madison, Wis., but now the city and state are helping other communities struggling with the problem. (Madison Water Utility)

MADISON, Wis. - Several years ago, long before the crisis in Flint, Mich., Madison became the first community in the nation to replace all lead water pipes. Several other Wisconsin communities – including Green Bay, Wausau, Kaukauna, Marshfield and others – either have replacement pro...Read More

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Extensive tests have shown that even hands-free cell phone use is a dangerous distraction for drivers. (American Automobile Association)

MADISON, Wis. - If a law enforcement officer sees you talking on a handheld cell phone while driving in a construction zone, you could be pulled over and fined. Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that imposes a fine of $20 to $40 for drivers who get caught violating the new law. A second ...Read More

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