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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

Trout fishing had an annual economic impact of $1.6 billion in the Driftless area in 2015, according to the

MADISON, Wis. — The latest twist in the bitter dispute over state groundwater playing out in the courts and at the Capitol includes the Department of Natural Resources’ approval of high-capacity wells in areas deemed harmful to trout streams. In 2015, the agency found pumping could har

Wisconsin has two statutes governing access to public meetings and records. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. — Open-government groups say the public should be outraged over a Racine County judge's decision to hold a county alderwoman in contempt of court. Sandy Weidner was found in contempt by Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz for discussing a sealed court case with reporters from the Milwau

Protesters of the massive Foxconn Technology Group project also organized a voter registration drive. (Gaia Coalition Network)

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. – As President Donald Trump and Governor Scott Walker hoisted golden shovels to break ground at a $10 billion factory complex for electronics giant Foxconn, protesters held their own event a few miles away in downtown Mount Pleasant. At "Operation: Shake the Ground!" they

Wisconsin women were politically active long before they got the right to vote. Here, the Oshkosh Equal Suffrage League sends a message in 1912 with its July 4 parade float. (Used with permission of Wisconsin Historical Society)

MADISON, Wis. — Last week's election of Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet to the state Supreme Court means Wisconsin has the nation’s highest percentage of women on the state's highest court, at 86 percent. Nationally, women make up about 36 percent of state supreme court justices,

The Republican-led state Legislature in Wisconsin has made changes in the structure of the way elections are overseen. A watchdog group says the changes have reduced the reliability of election results. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – A government watchdog group says the ouster of Wisconsin Elections Administrator Michael Haas means Wisconsinites will have diminished confidence in the result of their elections. Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, says Haas, who resigned under heavy p

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, is working to force Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to hold two special elections. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. — A group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has filed suit in Dane County Court to force Gov. Scott Walker to hold special elections in two districts. In December, two Republican state legislators, Sen. Frank Lasee of DePere and Rep. Keith Ripp of Lodi, resigned th

The Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action is planning a lobby day at the State Capitol to prompt some legislative action on gun laws. (MDA.org)

MADISON, Wis. – The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says ordinary people can make a change to help end gun violence in the United States. The group maintains the time to act is now on stronger gun laws and policies to protect children. Jennifer Rosen Heinz, the group̵

Most people already have the photo I.D. they will need to vote in Wisconsin's spring primary, and registration is still permitted at Wisconsin polling places on election day. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – Tuesday is primary election day in Wisconsin, and polls across the state will open early in the morning. There is only one statewide race on the ballot, and that race is to narrow the number of candidates for state Supreme Court from three to two. But there are scores of lo

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