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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

Although he lived a century ago, Wisconsin progressives believe

MILWAUKEE – Now in its 16th year, the annual Fighting Bob Fest will hold events in three locations. There will be a kickoff event tonight in Madison, and then half-day gatherings in Milwaukee and La Crosse. Traditionally, the Fest - which has been called America's largest gathering of grassroo

MADISON, Wis. – Government watchdog groups are calling into question the effectiveness of the newly formed Wisconsin Ethics Commission. The new entity was created a year ago to replace the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. In its first year of existence, the Ethics Commission inve

A bill in the Wisconsin Legislature attempts to shed more light on the sources of money used to purchase political ads that run in the state. (Chung Sun Jung/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. - A bill to require corporations and political action committees to make public their advertising buys close to an election is being introduced by Wisconsin Democrats. While corporations may deserve a voice in the election process, Democrats have said, they also should be subject to t

Sulfide mining creates massive amounts of waste, which environmental organization say is full of toxic substances. (Per Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. — According to the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, a closed-door effort is under way to draft a bill that would weaken the state's mining law. The group said the bill would pave the way for industrial acid mining, also called sulfide mining. Mining companies have ident

Every two seconds in the United States, there's a patient with a need for blood. The American Red Cross is urging donors to come forward to ease a blood shortage. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. – The number of blood donations usually drops off during the summer months, but the American Red Cross has now issued an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors. The organization is encouraging new donors to step up, and requesting that those who haven't donated f

By taking a Wisconsin case that likely will have national implications, the U. S. Supreme Court will decide if political maps drawn to give one party an advantage over the other are constitutional. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to review a case ruled on last November that said the 2011 Republican re-drawing of State Assembly boundaries was an unconstitutional gerrymander, because of excessive partisanship. Republicans maintain their methods were within the bou

A federal report says as many as 300,000 Wisconsinites do not have a driver's license or other acceptable form of voter ID. (Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation)

MADISON, Wis. – During his campaign, President Donald Trump repeatedly alleged massive and widespread voter fraud in the U.S. election system. After his election, he claimed this voter fraud kept him from winning the popular vote. Now, the president has signed an executive order creating a

Mental health professionals say people can be stressed out by the toxic political atmosphere. (xavigm/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – The United States is experiencing a wide political divide and Wisconsin is one of the most politically divided states in the nation. On the national scene, the long presidential campaign, so-called alternative facts and constant political wrangling now are part of the daily n

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