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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

Madison, WI - On the eve of tomorrow's primary, here's the million-dollar question: Should it take millions of dollars to run for the state Supreme Court in Wisconsin? Mike McCabe with the nonpartisan watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says no. His organization's Judicial Independence Proje

Madison, WI - The economic meltdown means that a lot of Wisconsin nonprofit organizations are hurting this holiday season. Mike McCabe, director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, said many nonprofit and charitable organizations depend on seasonal good will for a large portion of their proceeds.

Madison - Conservation groups hope Wisconsin's new class of lawmakers will help spread all kinds of green across the state. They say the gains made on Tuesday could mean more green-collar jobs, green spaces, and green in the pockets of workers. Anne Sayers, program director for the Wisconsin Leagu

Madison - Following the money in this year's election cycle could be harder than ever for Wisconsin voters. That's the finding of a new report from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign that tallies contributions to "527" groups - organizations that use donations for mostly negative and sometimes mislead

Madison – A new survey finds reasons for concern about voter eligibility, transportation and other barriers that are keeping people in the disability community from voting at the polls. The survey found, of 600 Wisconsinites in the disability community, a lack of transportation and uncertainty

Madison, WI - Wisconsin has a reputation for lots of "drop-off voters" - the term for those who cast a vote for President and other, higher offices at the top of the ticket, but don't mark choices for such "lower offices" as the State Assembly and Senate that receive much less attention during campa

Madison, WI – It pays to be an incumbent if you're running for office in Wisconsin. A study of fundraising by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign finds those running for re-election out-raised their challengers by four-to-one during the first half of the year. As a result, Wisconsin Democracy Cam

Madison, WI – Wisconsin legislators have earned their "green stripes," with the highest marks ever from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). The tallies are based on their votes on energy, conservation, water quality and environmental issues. As Jennifer Giegerich, LCV's capital liaison, p

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