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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - WI: Toxics

Washington, D.C. - After President Bush returns from the Beijing Olympics and celebrating warm United States/China relations, he's expected to turn his attention to the fact that China also has been the source of thousands of toxic toys that occupy shelves across the country. The president is likely

Washington D.C. – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing tighter rules on airborne lead pollution for Wisconsin and the rest of the nation. However, the agency’s independent scientific advisory panel has urged adoption of significantly higher standards. The regula

Cuba City, WI – It's an organic "field day" for Wisconsin farmers. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service is inviting those interested in making the switch to organic production to visit Keith Wilson's Cuba City farm tomorrow. Wilson says when he first started farming and plan

Madison, WI – A proposed Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources rule aims to cut mercury emissions from power plants in the state, but critics say it doesn't go far enough. The plan would require large power plants to cut mercury emissions by 90 percent by the year 2015. Jennifer Feyerh

Madison, WI – Preparing for this weekend's holiday shopping will require some extra homework because of the millions of toys recalled over safety issues. Astute Wisconsin shoppers will notice that many of those recalled toys are still featured in advertising, since the ad campaigns were design

Wisconsin is home to one of the "Filthy Five" - and cleaning it up could put a big dent in the state's mercury pollution. A new report identifies a Wisconsin chlorine plant as one of five nationwide that still use mercury in their production process, making the plant the number one source of airbor

Madison, WI - A bow-and-arrow set, a Superman lamp, and a pull-toy for toddlers all have made this year's holiday list of the "Ten Worst Toys" because they can cause injury or death. Attorney James Swartz' family has compiled the list for 34 years. He says it can be discouraging, because toys that c

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