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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - WI: Community Issues and Volunteering

A community improvement grant program from AARP is trying something new in 2020 by adding a category for projects that focus on inclusion and diversity. (Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. -- Making communities more livable for people of all ages is the goal of a grant program that's looking for ideas from Wisconsin. Nonprofit groups and government agencies now can submit their applications for community-improvement grants administered by AARP. The funding is for projec

Wisconsin is considered among nearly 20 states where there's an urgent plea for people to apply for census jobs. (AARP.org)

MADISON, Wis. -- You might get a knock on your door from a census worker sometime this spring, but the bureau says it still has a lot of recruiting to do to staff those positions in states such as Wisconsin. They're hoping seniors can help fill the gap for the 2020 count. According to the U.S. Cen

Creating more livable communities means ensuring public spaces are accessible and inclusive for people of all ages. (Maria Sbytova/Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. — Several projects that will help create more welcoming communities for Wisconsinites of all ages are swinging into action. Bayfield, Beaver Dam, Berlin, Ellsworth, Greendale and Sheboygan are among the 159 communities selected for this year's AARP Community Challenge grants. T

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature is forging ahead with a series of power-stripping bills in the state Capitol. (milkmantep/Flickr) Wisconsins Republican-controlled Legislature forged ahead with passing a series of power-stripping bills in the state capitol. (milkmantep/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. — Republicans in several states including Wisconsin are holding lame-duck sessions to block or cripple the power of their incoming rivals, but citizen-rights groups say voters are the ones being stripped of their power. Groups like One Wisconsin Now have claimed the last-minut

Madison is highlighted in a new scorecard as a city where resident involvement is high, a positive factor in overall livability. (Richard Hurd/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin must be a pretty good place to call home, as six of its cities receive high marks on the new 2018 AARP Livability Index. Communities are rated on multiple qualify of life measures for people of all ages, and AARP’s state director, Sam Wilson, says the Badger S

A bill creating the Interagency Council on Homelessness passed the Wisconsin Legislature last session. (D.C.Atty/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's new Interagency Council on Homelessness takes another step toward getting started today, when its first-ever director takes the reins. Michael Luckey had been a policy advisor for Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Kaukauna, and helped guide a number of bill

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

A bipartisan bill would require Wisconsin school districts to develop and implement policies to promote healthy relationships between teens. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – Reliable estimates are that a third of teens in the U.S. will be subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner before leaving high school. Wisconsin is not immune, according to a bipartisan group of lawmakers sponsoring legislation to address the prob

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