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House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - WI: Water

Madison, WI – Governor Doyle and seven other Great Lakes region governors have sent a challenge to Presidential candidates. They're calling for a commitment to restore and protect the lakes. Joyce Harms, of the group Clean Wisconsin, says the candidates should pay attention, because there are

Green Bay, WI – Wisconsin should stop shivering on the shore and "jump right in" to protect Great Lakes waterways, according to a group of elected officials and conservationists. Today, they're calling on state lawmakers to approve a Great Lakes Compact, an agreement with seven other states to

Washington, DC – Invasive species are damaging Wisconsin rivers, lakes, and having a devastating impact on the entire Great Lakes watershed. Damage estimates range as high as $5 billion per year, and that has prompted a U.S. Senate committee to consider a plan this week to regulate ballast-wat

More than 50 conservation groups are asking that control over appointments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) be taken away from the Governor and returned to the Natural Resources Board. Anne Sayers, of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, says the change is meant to prot

The Great Lakes and inland waters are a valuable economic resource for Wisconsin, but speaking today at the State Capitol, John Austin with the Brookings Institution says with tourism, fishing, and recreation, Wisconsin has a huge economic stake in the well-being of the Great Lakes and inland waterw

A Major Great Lakes clean-up law is being introduced in Congress today and some of Wisconsin's coastal mayors say it's about time. The proposed law would fund clean-up of toxic sediments, help cities with sewage treatment, and boost efforts against invasive species. Dave Ross, Mayor of Superior,

Great Lakes advocates are calling for full federal funding of clean water and invasive species initiatives -- and they say the White House budget shortchanges most of them. Jeff Skelding of the Healing Our Waters Coalition says the lakes need big help with pollution and invasive species problems,

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