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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - WI: Native American

The debate over the use of American Indian mascots still is playing out in professional sports, and at the high-school level as well. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. -- In a decision that angered activists, the Wisconsin Association of School Boards recently declined to endorse a proposal that called on high schools to stop using Native American mascots. One expert said continued use could be harmful to students. Nearly 30 Wisconsin high schools

One of Wisconsin's Native American tribes has contributed more to candidates in the last seven months than in the past six years. (Kagenmi/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is home to 11 sovereign American Indian tribes, and rarely do any of the tribes spend much money supporting political committees or candidates. But the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that carefully tracks political spending, has just reported tha

Dancer Joe Syrette of the Ojibwe tribe from Batchewana, Ontario, holds an eagle head staff during the Spring Powwow held on the UW-Madison campus last year. (Jeff Miller/UW-Madison Communications)

MADISON, Wis. - "A Native American cultural experience that highlights the lifestyle of Wisconsin's 11 tribal nations," is how Emily Nelis describes the 47th annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Nelis, a UW-Madison

A newly developed partnership with tribal leaders in Wisconsin is helping the Native American Center for Health Professions attract new students and faculty. (UW Health/NACHP)

MADISON, Wis. - Working in a newly developed relationship with tribal leaders from across Wisconsin, the Native American Center for Health Professions is helping to identify and recruit Native American students to U-W Health professional schools and programs. Dr. Christine Athmann, assistant direc

PHOTO: Professor, author, and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill will deliver the keynote address tomorrow in a celebration of Black History Month on the UW-Madison campus. The award-winning activist, journalist and TV host will talk about what he observed in Ferguson, Mo., several months ago. Photo credit: BET.

MADISON, Wis. - Marc Lamont Hill, a host on HuffPost Live and BET news and a CNN political contributor, will give the keynote address Thursday at the Black History Month observation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hill reported from Ferguson, Mo., last summer in the aftermath of the police

This art work symbolizes the Wisconsin Inter-Tribal Pink Shawl Initiative, a new program to bring breast cancer information to the state's American Indian women.

NEW BERLIN, Wis. - Breast cancer survivor Carol Cameron, a member of the White Earth Ojibwa Tribe, wants to do something to change the fact that Native American women have the second-lowest five-year breast cancer survival rate of any ethnic group. Thanks to an American Cancer Society grant made pos

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ONEIDA, Wis. - As Congress deliberates the Farm Bill this summer, the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is hoping funding for the 2501 Program will continue. The program awards funds to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. Jeff Metoxen runs the Integrated Food Systems project, which involves poul

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