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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

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

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

Political boundaries in Wisconsin may have to be redrawn to stop partisan gerrymandering. (stevenoviciger/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – In November, a federal three-judge panel ruled that Wisconsin's political boundaries are unconstitutionally gerrymandered to give an unfair advantage to incumbent politicians. Reform legislation will be introduced in the current legislative session to take the job of drawing

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