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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

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

Madison, WI – A number of state campaign finance and clean government bills fell by the wayside this last legislative session, and a new report from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign calls a core group of lawmakers "public enemies" of clean government. The report ranks lawmakers by their sponso

Madison, WI – State lawmakers are leaving a whole lot of unfinished business. That's the message in a "People's Legislature" rally on Thursday at the State Capitol. As the session draws to a close, rally organizers accuse state lawmakers of "running out the clock" on a number of issues, and f

Madison, WI – It's a "photo finish" this week in the State Senate, with a push to vote on a photo I.D. requirement for voters. Supporters say photo I.D. is needed to prevent fraud in voting; they point toward a recommendation in a recent report from Milwaukee’s Police Department on the

Madison, WI – Wisconsin can actually make a difference in the presidential primaries next week, and that's sparking unexpected interest in voting in the Tuesday election. Andrea Kaminski with the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin says her organization is getting a lot of calls from first-

Madison, WI – Election Day registration could soon be a thing of the past in Wisconsin. A proposal currently before an Assembly committee would require voters to register at least two weeks in advance of election dates. But Andrea Kaminski, director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin,

Madison, WI – On Thursday, the Iowa Caucuses will put the presidential candidates to their first real test, and one Wisconsin observer says dollars are speaking louder than voters in the political race. Mike McCabe with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says the impact of big donors is defin

Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin's women veterans are being honored this weekend as the "Stateswomen of the Year," for their leadership in the traditionally male world of the U.S. military. The award, presented by the Wisconsin Women's Network, usually honors women in the realm of politics. But thi

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