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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - WI: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Under current Wisconsin law, a person is prohibited from possessing a firearm, and must surrender all firearms, if he or she is subject to a domestic-abuse injunction, a child-abuse injunction or, in certain cases, a harassment or an individuals-at-risk injunction. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – As Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers tout support for a "red flag" bill in Wisconsin, Republicans are taking issue with the governor's comments on mandatory gun buybacks. Thursday's news conference was supposed to be about strengthening background checks and Extreme Ri

A bipartisan bill would require Wisconsin school districts to develop and implement policies to promote healthy relationships between teens. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – Reliable estimates are that a third of teens in the U.S. will be subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner before leaving high school. Wisconsin is not immune, according to a bipartisan group of lawmakers sponsoring legislation to address the prob

Setting clear expectations about what kind of behavior is not acceptable at a holiday party can go a long way toward minimizing bad outcomes. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – Holiday parties can be fun, but they can also create an environment for bad judgment. With the ongoing revelations about high profile careers being derailed or ended by charges of sexual harassment, it's wise to plan your holiday party carefully, whether you're hosting or att

Reports indicate the Wisconsin state Crime Lab has a huge backlog of untested sexual-assault kits. Some say the backlog is now more than 6,000 kits. (Wisconsin Department of Justice)

MADISON, Wis. - Two Democratic state representatives from Madison have requested an official audit of the backlog of sexual-assault kits awaiting DNA testing in the state Crime Laboratory. Reps. Melissa Sargent and Chris Taylor said the drastic step is necessary because they've formally asked quest

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On average, three women in the United States are murdered by their husband or boyfriend every day. Credit: kentoh/iStockPhoto.com

MADISON, Wis. – Domestic violence takes a toll on the millions of Americans affected by it every year. The American Psychology Association says 3 million children in the U.S. are exposed annually to domestic violence in their homes. Emily Barnes, director of development and communications

MADISON, Wis. – In a domestic abuse situation, the checkbook can be a very potent agent of control. And as the economy in Wisconsin continues to suffer, that economic weapon can become an even bigger threat to a partner trapped in an abusive situation, according to Tony Gibart, policy coordina

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