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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

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

Madison, WI – Scandal has left Wisconsin's reputation for clean government in shambles, and the system won't get cleaned up unless citizens demand it, according to the League of Women Voters. The group is holding a summit this month to put ethics and election reform at the top of the state's a

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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