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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


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Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

Graduates of the Wisconsin Women's Network Policy Institute are trained to help advance legislation that improves the lives of women and girls in Wisconsin. (WI Women's Network)

MADISON, Wis. – From across the state, 25 women are participating in the sixth annual Wisconsin Women's Network Policy Institute. This past weekend, the women participated in the first of four intensive weekend sessions, to learn to navigate Wisconsin's legislative process so they can advanc

The Dow protests on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on Oct. 18, 1967, marked the first time in the nation's history that an anti-Vietnam War protest on a major U.S. campus turned violent. (John Wolf, UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Fifty years ago today, Wisconsin made national headlines when a student sit-in against Dow Chemical Co. became violent. Students were protesting the company's recruiting presence on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus because Dow was the manufacturer of Napalm, a highly flamm

Advocates of grassroots political change think Madison, Wis., is well-suited to be a player in the Rebel Cities movement. (City of Madison)

MADISON, Wis. – Bringing the political conversation back to the local level is one of the aims of the Rebel Cities movement. Those who support this relatively new political concept say city governments are perfectly positioned to blunt what they see as a harmful rise of nationalism in the coun

An event in Wisconsin linked to similar ones around the country will begin again this year with a march to the Baraboo Square on Saturday morning. (One Heart, Inc.)

BARABOO, Wis. – Campaign Nonviolence is a national organization which sponsors peace events all over the nation, and this is Campaign Nonviolence Week. Peace events are being held around the state again this year, and the annual peace event in Baraboo will take place on Saturday. Throughout

Although he lived a century ago, Wisconsin progressives believe

MILWAUKEE – Now in its 16th year, the annual Fighting Bob Fest will hold events in three locations. There will be a kickoff event tonight in Madison, and then half-day gatherings in Milwaukee and La Crosse. Traditionally, the Fest - which has been called America's largest gathering of grassroo

MADISON, Wis. – Government watchdog groups are calling into question the effectiveness of the newly formed Wisconsin Ethics Commission. The new entity was created a year ago to replace the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. In its first year of existence, the Ethics Commission inve

A bill in the Wisconsin Legislature attempts to shed more light on the sources of money used to purchase political ads that run in the state. (Chung Sun Jung/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. - A bill to require corporations and political action committees to make public their advertising buys close to an election is being introduced by Wisconsin Democrats. While corporations may deserve a voice in the election process, Democrats have said, they also should be subject to t

Sulfide mining creates massive amounts of waste, which environmental organization say is full of toxic substances. (Per Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. — According to the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, a closed-door effort is under way to draft a bill that would weaken the state's mining law. The group said the bill would pave the way for industrial acid mining, also called sulfide mining. Mining companies have ident

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