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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - WI: Immigrant

In the past 20 years, Wisconsin has accepted roughly 17,000 refugees. (Fabio Penna/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. -- Tense debates have surfaced in the upper Midwest over whether to accept refugees at the local level. Local governments were given the authority to choose in an order signed by President Donald Trump. In response to the order, Gov. Tony Evers issued a letter affirming Wisconsin's

Proposed regulation from the Department of Homeland Security to make it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or stay here would affect more than 382,000 people per year who obtain permanent residence while already in the country. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – Immigrant rights groups say the Trump administration's proposed rule to deny visas and permanent residency to aspiring immigrants, who've legally accessed public benefits in the past, is cruel. The proposed regulation from the Department of Homeland Security would expand immi

What factors may have influenced Wisconsin's primary election? A political scientist has some thoughts. (CharlieAJA/iStockPhoto.com)

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Wisconsin's primary election brought well over 2 million voters to the polls, representing a turnout of more than 47 percent, exceeding the predictions by a large margin. It was the highest Wisconsin primary turnout since 1972. Millions and millions of dollars were spent on ads to

PHOTO: Congresswoman Gwen Moore says if he were alive today, Dr. Martin Luther King would be in tears about the backslide in voting rights. (Photo provided by Moore's office)

MADISON, Wis. - In 1992, Gwen Moore was the first African-American woman to be elected to the Wisconsin Senate, and in 2004, she was the first African-American elected to represent Wisconsin in Congress. Rep. Moore (Dist. 4 - Milwaukee) says if Dr. King were alive today, he would be speaking out as

PHOTO: Mike McCabe, who heads the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, believes no lawmaker should belong to ALEC - the American Legislative Exchange Council. (Photo used with permission.)

MADISON, Wis. – A third of Wisconsin's lawmakers – 43 of 133 – are members of the conservative, pro-business group ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council. Recently revealed documents offer a glimpse into the inner workings of the organization that has influenced o

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison organization says much of what appears to be a home-grown conservative agenda is actually being generated by corporate interests far from Wisconsin. The Center for Media and Democracy has been studying the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and says that group has

Madison, WI - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed at least three cases of H1N1 flu (swine flu) in Wisconsin. While it is unclear where the current strain of the swine flu originated and how it is spreading, one expert says the clues are pointing to industrial hog farms

Milwaukee, WI - October is national "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," and in Wisconsin, that means being sure to take care of "Mama." Local health advocates host a special event this Saturday in Milwaukee for Latina women and their families to receive free health screenings and enjoy good food, live

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