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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - WI: Water

Milwaukee, WI - What will it take to ensure that the future of the Great Lakes is smooth sailing? Stakeholders have gathered this week for the 4th Annual "Great Lakes Restoration Conference," to discuss their priorities and concerns. Governor Jim Doyle will give the keynote address to the group. Je

Madison, WI – Wisconsin conservation groups have joined others in the Great Lakes region in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to toughen its proposed rules for dealing with ballast water from ocean-going ships. Andy Buchsbaum, with the National Wildlife Federation, says the EPA prop

Oak Creek, WI – More than $100 million will be used to improve the water quality of Lake Michigan. It's part of a settlement in a long-running legal battle over using lake water at a coal-fired power plant in Oak Creek. The settlement requires the owners of the plant to invest more than $100

Oak Creek, WI - Some people call it the "Giant Fish Killer," but WE Energies says it's simply the best method available to provide cooling technology for its Oak Creek coal plant. In the middle of the debate are the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and several judges from years of court bat

Madison, WI - Doyle says "Hands Off Our Water." That's the message sent by Wisconsin Governor James Doyle, Jr., as he signed the "Great Lakes Compact" Tuesday. It's an agreement covering eight states and two Canadian provinces and meant to protect the fresh water from being diverted to other areas.

Madison, WI – A vote is expected today in the Wisconsin legislature on the Great Lakes Compact, a multi-state agreement, long in the works, to protect the waters in the Great Lakes Basin. Anne Sayers with the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters says the plan gives strong protections to t

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

Arcadia, WI – Wisconsin farmers can make money while protecting waterways, say organizers of a series of free workshops starting today. Harriet Behar with the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service will lead the classes, teaching farmers how to grow organic grains and soybeans for f

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