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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - WI: Water

Local residents measure the turbidity of Lowery Creek on the Cates Family Farm. (Margaret Krome/Michael Fields Agricultural Institute)

SPRING GREEN, Wis. – Wisconsinites are getting their feet wet to find out more about their local streams. The Water Action Volunteers stream monitoring program is training people across the Badger State to become citizen scientists by measuring local bodies of water. About 40 miles west of

Several municipalities passed resolutions opposing any Wisconsin decisions to reduce environmental standards that apply to Foxconn. (Pixabay)

MILWAUKEE — Residents in Lake County, Illinois, are pushing to make sure the Foxconn development in Racine County won't result in additional flooding for downstream residents. Since the Wisconsin Legislature waived environmental regulations for Foxconn, the Lake County Stormwater Management

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports the major challenge facing the state's drinking water supplies is aging infrastructure. (Pixabay)

Milwaukee, WI - Annual reports show that 99 percent of the public drinking water systems in Wisconsin pass standards for contaminants regulated by the federal government. Still, officials say citizens should take extra steps to make sure their local public system is providing the safest water possib

Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources officials say they can't guarantee that deeper wells won't have nitrate issues, or that the wells won't become contaminated with nitrates. (Pixabay)

NECEDAH, Wis. – Residents in Juneau County and southern Wood County already know they're not supposed to drink their well water – but what they don't know is if, or when, that will change. In May, county employees ran tests at 104 homes, mostly in Juneau County, and found 42 percent of

Tyco Fire Products, a unit of Johnson Controls International, is investigating the source and extent of the groundwater contamination by testing soil, ditches and surface water. (Pixabay)

MARINETTE, Wis. — Wisconsin DNR officials say testing is still ongoing near Lake Michigan after Tyco Fire Products found new evidence of groundwater pollution at its manufacturing plant in Marinette. Tyco, which is part of Johnson Controls International, found perfluorinated chemicals - or P

Gov. Scott Walker has repeatedly said Foxconn's water diversion plan wouldn't harm Lake Michigan. (JS Daniel/Twenty20)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The village of Mount Pleasant is preparing for a large influx of traffic, and even planning to hire more police officers this summer, as Foxconn Technology Group continues construction on a $10-billion electronics plant in the area. But, an unresolved legal challenge hangs

The Meudt Creek and Nighthollow subwatersheds are unique to southwestern Wisconsin. (Joshua Mayer/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. - New research is under way to help farmers and the environment in southwestern Wisconsin. Because the region's hilly landscape poses some interesting issues for agriculture and ecology, the state's Department of Natural Resources and Iowa County's conservation staff wanted to look at

A potential mining site was identified in 2014 near the Eau Claire River. (Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources/Flickr)

EASTON, Wis. – Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining will be lifted as of July, so a number of counties are now looking into creating their own mining regulations. Counties want to prevent or mitigate damage to well water and the environment, after Gov. Scott Walker decided new mi

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