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U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - WI: Water

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and legislative leaders have made clean water a priority for the Badger State. (Steve Johnson/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. -- More states might make clean water a priority in 2020, and Wisconsin is among them as lawmakers seek to protect residents from harmful chemicals and other contaminants. A group of state lawmakers say they plan to seek approval of legislation that would invest millions of dollars i

Toxic chemicals called PFAS are used in common products such as non-stick frying pans. (JPC24M/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. - A new report from the National Wildlife Federation calls for elected leaders in Wisconsin and other states to confront what it calls a "PFAS crisis." The toxic chemical is linked to certain cancers and other health problems, and has been detected in drinking, ground and surface wate

The manufacture of PFAS chemicals has been phased out in the U.S., replaced with what are known as

MARINETTE, Wis. — The discovery of chemicals linked to cancer, hypertension and other health problems in groundwater has scientists and people living near Marinette calling for more testing. PFAS, often referred to as "forever chemicals," have been found in the groundwater near a Tyco Fire Pr

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of human-made chemicals used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s, including firefighting foam. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – Firefighting foam may not be as life-saving as you think. The foam often contains chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which can be found in a wide range of products, from nonstick cookware to fast-food wrappers. However, recent studies suggest that exposure t

LRB-1244 authorizes a market-based framework to facilitate more water-quality trades in Wisconsin. (Greyerbaby/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – A bill introduced this week by Republican legislators that would create a clearinghouse between fixed-source polluters and water-pollution credit generators in Wisconsin is drawing questions from some environmental groups. The bill introduced Tuesday would streamline the state

Wisconsin-based Tyco Fire Products tested 168 wells and said they only found 56 that show evidence of chemical contamination. (jwvein/Pixabay)

MARINETTE, Wis. — State records show Tyco Fire Products knew that its toxic products were contaminating groundwater at least four years before they notified residents. Reporting from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel found the company discovered soil and well contamination on the Marinette manu

Foxconn's 20-million square-foot campus was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive American manufacturing. (Wikimedia Commons)

GURNEE, Ill. – Despite Foxconn's failed promise to bring a bounty of blue collar factory jobs back to the Midwest, its development center that it now says will be staffed by scientists and engineers still could cause flooding and environmental issues for Racine County in Wisconsin. Foxconn p

The Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology study examines whether there is contamination in drinking-water wells, and what might be causing it. (PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – A new water quality task force has been proposed for Wisconsin after a recent study showed widespread health concerns about drinking water wells in several counties. For about a decade, conservation groups had warned Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Party leaders that

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