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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: Water

Gulf Coast fishermen are relying on farmers in southwest Wisconsin to help keep the water as clean as possible. (Solstock/iStockPhoto.com)

EAST TROY, Wis. - Conservation practices employed by farmers in southwest Wisconsin not only are helping their bottom lines but also are helping protect the lower Mississippi watershed and the Gulf Coast. Several fishermen from the Gulf Coast are taking time from their busiest season to travel to

The Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference sponsored by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will feature the soil-health benefits of cover cropping. (MFAI)

EAST TROY, Wis. — A study just released by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute points to tangible economic benefits and positive environmental outcomes from cover-cropping. Wisconsin farmers are already familiar with the conservation, water-quality and soil-health benefits of cover-cro

Urban heat islands, such as the city of Madison, affect the growing season and wildlife, according to a new University of Wisconsin study. (UW-William Graf)

MADISON, Wis. -- Urban-dwelling plants typically get a head start on the growing season compared with their rural counterparts because of the urban heat-island effect, which causes cities to be warmer than the surrounding countryside. According to researcher Samuel Zipper of the University of Wisco

Environmentalists say many of Wisconsin's small, clean streams are drying up because of high-capacity wells used to provide water for huge factory farms. (USGS-WI)

COLOMA, Wis. - As some of the lakes and streams in central Wisconsin are being drawn down or even disappearing, environmentalists are urging the Department of Natural Resources to exercise caution in approving high-capacity wells. The wells typically are used to provide water for the large factor

With fishing season now open in Wisconsin, environmentalists are warning about the danger of mercury contamination and the need to curb it. (travelwisconsin.com)

MADISON, Wis. - Now that the first week of fishing season is here in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources and the state's largest environmental organization, Clean Wisconsin, are warning anglers to be mindful of the dangers of mercury contamination in game fish. Every inland body of water

Workers took nearly a decade to replace every lead water pipe in Madison, Wis., but now the city and state are helping other communities struggling with the problem. (Madison Water Utility)

MADISON, Wis. - Several years ago, long before the crisis in Flint, Mich., Madison became the first community in the nation to replace all lead water pipes. Several other Wisconsin communities – including Green Bay, Wausau, Kaukauna, Marshfield and others – either have replacement pro

Wisconsin relies on the Great Lakes for recreation, tourism, drinking water and jobs. A diverse group of leaders wants all the presidential candidates to commit to restoring and protecting the Great Lakes. (epa.gov)

MADISON, Wis. - A diverse group of business and conservation leaders is urging all the presidential candidates to commit to restoring and protecting the Great Lakes, a resource that provides drinking water to more than 40 million people and jobs for millions more. Jordan Lubetkin is spokesman for

The St. Croix Crossing Bridge now under construction will connect Oak Park Heights, Minn. and St. Joseph, Wis. It's one of the few infrastructure projects actually moving forward in Wisconsin. (Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation)

MADISON, Wis. – A new report from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project says state and local governments are neglecting to make investments in infrastructure in the Badger State. This includes such essentials as schools, roads and water supply. State spending on infrastructure fell to a

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