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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

By taking a Wisconsin case that likely will have national implications, the U. S. Supreme Court will decide if political maps drawn to give one party an advantage over the other are constitutional. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to review a case ruled on last November that said the 2011 Republican re-drawing of State Assembly boundaries was an unconstitutional gerrymander, because of excessive partisanship. Republicans maintain their methods were within the bou

A federal report says as many as 300,000 Wisconsinites do not have a driver's license or other acceptable form of voter ID. (Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation)

MADISON, Wis. – During his campaign, President Donald Trump repeatedly alleged massive and widespread voter fraud in the U.S. election system. After his election, he claimed this voter fraud kept him from winning the popular vote. Now, the president has signed an executive order creating a

Mental health professionals say people can be stressed out by the toxic political atmosphere. (xavigm/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – The United States is experiencing a wide political divide and Wisconsin is one of the most politically divided states in the nation. On the national scene, the long presidential campaign, so-called alternative facts and constant political wrangling now are part of the daily n

Laura Linde, back row center, is one of 87 UW-Madison students serving abroad in the Peace Corps. She teaches science in Nicaragua. (UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. – An annual report just released shows that the University of Wisconsin at Madison again leads the way in the number of graduates who volunteer for service in the Peace Corps. There are 87 UW-Madison grads currently volunteering worldwide. Last year UW-Madison was number two in

Women are becoming more politically involved since the election of Donald Trump, says a Wisconsin activist. (Photoluxstudio/iStockphoto)

MILWAUKEE – Today, on International Women's Day, organizers are asking women to take the day off work and participate in activities that draw attention to women's fight against discrimination in all forms. Krista Grensavitch, a lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies at University of Wisconsi

Grassroots group Blue Jean Nation is challenging the political establishment to change its ways, and encouraging

MADISON, Wis. – We're living in mad times, says the founder of the nonpartisan grassroots group Blue Jean Nation. The group hosts an event in Waupun on Sat., March 4, to help people think aloud about how to respond. Blue Jean Nation founder, Mike McCabe, says in part, March Forth on March Fo

Confirmation hearings begin next month for Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch. (Rasha_Ramaswamy/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – With confirmation hearings set to begin next month for President Trump's Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Wisconsin's two U.S. Senators are split on their opinion regarding Gorsuch. Democrat Tammy Baldwin opposes the nomination, and Republican Ron Johnson supp

Tuesday's primary election in Wisconsin is likely to draw very sparse turnout, with only one statewide race on the ballot. (vesmil/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – There is only one statewide race on Wisconsin's Spring Primary ballot Tuesday, but scores of municipal races will be narrowed down by voters across the state. The race all Wisconsinites will see on their ballot is the three-way primary for State Superintendent of Public Instr

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