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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

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

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,

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