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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 


Jared Kushner finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: a new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE Detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Public News Service - WI: Women's Issues

Wisconsin women were politically active long before they got the right to vote. Here, the Oshkosh Equal Suffrage League sends a message in 1912 with its July 4 parade float. (Used with permission of Wisconsin Historical Society)

MADISON, Wis. — Last week's election of Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet to the state Supreme Court means Wisconsin has the nation’s highest percentage of women on the state's highest court, at 86 percent. Nationally, women make up about 36 percent of state supreme court justices,

The Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action is planning a lobby day at the State Capitol to prompt some legislative action on gun laws. (MDA.org)

MADISON, Wis. – The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says ordinary people can make a change to help end gun violence in the United States. The group maintains the time to act is now on stronger gun laws and policies to protect children. Jennifer Rosen Heinz, the group̵

The American Heart Association says 80 percent of cardiac events in women can be prevented with healthy choices in diet, fitness, and lifestyle. (AHA)

APPLETON, Wis. – Every 38 seconds, someone dies from cardiovascular disease, and heart disease is the number one killer of women. This Friday is National Wear Red Day, meant to draw attention to American Heart Month. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement promotes aware

Former gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, a successful entrepreneur, is among the speakers at Women's Entrepreneurship Day Wisconsin. (Mary Burke)

MADISON, Wis. – Women from around the state will gather Tuesday in Madison for the inaugural, daylong Women's Entrepreneurship Day. The aim of the organizers is to empower and support women entrepreneurs in the Badger State by giving them the tactics to succeed, and hearing from other women

Graduates of the Wisconsin Women's Network Policy Institute are trained to help advance legislation that improves the lives of women and girls in Wisconsin. (WI Women's Network)

MADISON, Wis. – From across the state, 25 women are participating in the sixth annual Wisconsin Women's Network Policy Institute. This past weekend, the women participated in the first of four intensive weekend sessions, to learn to navigate Wisconsin's legislative process so they can advanc

Lung cancer kills more than 400 people every day. (Dave-Les Jacobs/GettyImages)

RACINE, Wis. – Only about 18 percent of lung cancer cases among women are diagnosed early, when the disease is most treatable and survival rates are five times higher. This is National Women's Lung Health Week, which aims to raise greater awareness of the disease. Lung cancer survivor Sand

Women are becoming more politically involved since the election of Donald Trump, says a Wisconsin activist. (Photoluxstudio/iStockphoto)

MILWAUKEE – Today, on International Women's Day, organizers are asking women to take the day off work and participate in activities that draw attention to women's fight against discrimination in all forms. Krista Grensavitch, a lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies at University of Wisconsi

Wisconsin is one of the few states that allow children to be kept in solitary confinement for long stretches of time. (3dmentat/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin is one of few states that still allows children in state juvenile-corrections facilities to be put into solitary confinement, and a federal lawsuit challenges that practice as cruel and unusual punishment. A similar suit brought in Illinois a few years ago resulted in

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