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PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 


COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 


Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Public News Service - WI: Water

Madison, WI – A plan to protect Great Lakes water from diversion to other parts of the country could "run dry." Eight states are involved in the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement to prevent water from being diverted from the Lakes. Now, State Assembly members have joined Ohio State Senate lead

Madison, WI – "Protect the Great Lakes, sign the Great Lakes Compact." That's the message in a new poll. The results, made public Monday by Wisconsin conservation groups, show overwhelming support in the state for protecting Great Lakes water. Eighty percent of those surveyed support ratific

Oak Creek, WI – State environmental groups are calling it a major victory for Lake Michigan. A judge ruled yesterday that an Oak Creek power plant needs to "cool it down," in a lawsuit over a water discharge pipe at a We Energy coal plant under construction. Wisconsin Judge William Coleman rul

Madison, WI – Lower water levels and increased demand to divert Great Lakes water are two likely consequences of global warming, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. According to the report, climate change threatens to lower water levels by as much as three feet i

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

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