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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


2020Talks - August 6, 2020 


Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

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

The TV screen could go dim for public access channels under a proposed cable TV law. Supporters say the law would bring more competition and lower prices to consumers, but critics say there is a cost -- the loss of funding for local channels that offer non-partisan coverage of political debates, go

A constitutional amendment to require photo I.D. on Election Day is expected to come up for an Assembly vote this month. Sponsors say the law is needed to reduce fraud at the polling station. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has come out against the plan. Director Andrea Kaminski says the

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