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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - WI: Water

Gulf Coast fishermen are benefiting from conservation practices used by Wisconsin farmers. (Ken Cedeno/Getty Images)

SPRING GREEN, Wis. – A group of farmers in southwestern Wisconsin's Driftless Area has become acutely aware that what gets into the watershed here can wind up hundreds of miles away. These farmers use conservation practices to keep nutrients on their land and out of lakes and streams. Marg

A Wisconsin environmentalist says threats to the Earth's environment have increased dramatically. (mspoli/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. - Events are planned in dozens of communities across Wisconsin on Saturday for the annual observation of Earth Day. Although it is a national observance, Earth Day was founded in Wisconsin 47 years ago by Sen. Gaylord Nelson. This year, the stakes are higher than ever, say environment

High-capacity wells already have caused some Wisconsin lakes and streams to dry up. A bill to grant permanent licenses for such wells is meeting opposition. (edolzan/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - A bill that would loosen regulations on high-capacity wells in Wisconsin again has passed the state Senate and now advances to the state Assembly, where a similar bill died last year. Senate Bill 76 essentially would allow high-capacity well permits to be issued permanently. The bil

A slow leak can add up to a lot of wasted water. A popular water-conservation program is on the Trump administration's chopping block. (cesaria1/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - The Alliance for Water Efficiency is rounding up support from water utilities across the nation to save the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, which helps consumers make smart choices through use of a special certification label on products. A number of Wisconsin

Another reason for updating water infrastructure:

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – A new report from the Value of Water Campaign outlines the major economic impact that investments in the nation's water infrastructure could have. Many of the country's water and wastewater treatment systems and equipment have been in place for more than a century. Milwau

Protecting Wisconsin's water will be one of the principal topics at a gathering in Madison next week. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – Each year in early spring, scores of conservationists, hunters, fishers and public-health officials gather in Madison for the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters' annual Lobby Day. This year, the gathering is next Wed., Mar. 29. Kerry Schumann, executive director of the s

High-capacity wells are causing lakes and streams in Wisconsin to dry up. (TT/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Opponents of a legislative move (HB 105 and SB 76) to drop a provision that would have strengthened protections for Wisconsin's groundwater say it will pave the way for even more high-capacity wells. Some of these wells draw 100,000 gallons a day from aquifers to provide wate

A grassroots Wisconsin citizens group is demanding responsible water policy. (Clean Wisconsin)

BAYFIELD, Wis. – Calling it a first of its kind in state history, several diverse groups of citizens from Northern and Central Wisconsin will make their way to Madison Wednesday for what they're calling a Citizens Water Lobby Day. They are concerned about pollution from the burgeoning number

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