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PNS Daily Newscast - August 10, 2020 


The U.S. tops 5 million COVID-19 cases; and the latest on the USPS mail slowdown.


2020Talks - August 10, 2020 


Sunday was the sixth anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown. Tomorrow, Rep. Ilhan Omar faces off against a primary challenger in MN, plus primaries in CT, VT and WI. And a shakeup at the Postal Service.

Public News Service - WI: Women's

Mistrust of police is cited as one of the main reasons why women of color who are victims of domestic violence don't seek help from mainstream assistance groups. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- An initiative is under way to extend the reach of smaller nonprofits in Wisconsin that assist victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The awareness effort in Milwaukee focuses on groups deemed culturally specific. Organizers have said in communities of color, victims migh

The American Heart Association says more than 22% of deaths in Wisconsin are caused by heart disease. (imelenchon/Morguefile)

MILWAUKEE -- Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't guarantee you won't end up with a heart illness. A Wisconsin doctor, along with a heart attack survivor, is raising awareness about warning signs. February is American Heart Month, and experts say it's a good time to remind people about getting scree

Doctors who don't provide medical care to infants who are born alive after a failed abortion attempt could face life in prison under a Republican bill in the Wisconsin General Assembly. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. - Despite objections by medical professionals, Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are quickly advancing a bill that would require abortion providers to care for infants that survive abortion attempts - or face prison. Health experts have said very few babies are born as a result of an

Kelsey Gumm was in the Navy and working out

MILWAUKEE – Friday is National Wear Red Day, and one Wisconsin woman who's surviving heart disease says there are lessons in her story. Kelsey Gumm was in Navy boot camp when she passed out, for what seemed to be no reason. It took her 10 years of fainting spells and misdiagnoses before one

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

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