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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - WI: Consumer Issues

Tyco Fire Products, a unit of Johnson Controls International, is investigating the source and extent of the groundwater contamination by testing soil, ditches and surface water. (Pixabay)

MARINETTE, Wis. — Wisconsin DNR officials say testing is still ongoing near Lake Michigan after Tyco Fire Products found new evidence of groundwater pollution at its manufacturing plant in Marinette. Tyco, which is part of Johnson Controls International, found perfluorinated chemicals - or P

Gov. Scott Walker has repeatedly said Foxconn's water diversion plan wouldn't harm Lake Michigan. (JS Daniel/Twenty20)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The village of Mount Pleasant is preparing for a large influx of traffic, and even planning to hire more police officers this summer, as Foxconn Technology Group continues construction on a $10-billion electronics plant in the area. But, an unresolved legal challenge hangs

Cover crops are grown for several benefits ranging from protecting and enhancing soil to pest suppression, but a study finds they also can be an income source for carbon credits. (Michael Fields Agricultural Institute)

MADISON, Wis. — Cover crops have been around about as long as farming. Among other benefits, cover crops are good for the soil and create a natural barrier against pests. But they could also have another surprising benefit: carbon credits. Cover crops eliminate a surprising amount of carbon

The Great Lakes hold 90 percent of America's fresh water, and Wisconsin conservation groups oppose a plan to allow diversion of Lake Michigan water for a private manufacturer. (EPA)

MADISON, Wis. – As part of the deal being proposed for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to build a large plant in southeast Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker is proposing that the city of Racine be allowed to divert 7 million gallons of Lake Michigan water every day. The water would be

Wisconsin's strong tradition of public hunting and fishing areas is threatened by massive budget cuts from the Trump administration, says a veteran outdoorsman. (WI DNR)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsinites have long believed in funding and maintaining public lands and access to outdoor recreation areas. But the budget proposed by President Donald Trump slashes spending in these areas and essentially eliminates the Land and Water Conservation Fund. That fund is o

Candy is nice at Valentine's Day, but a UW-Madison consumer science professor says there are other steps couples can take to solidify their relationship. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. - There'll be plenty of flowers and candy given out today, but to make love grow, you need to have a talk with your honey about money. That's the advice of Christine Whelan, a clinical professor who directs the Money, Relationships and Equality initiative at the University of Wisconsi

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing company that wants to build a plant in southeast Wisconsin, says it will need to draw 7 million gallons of water per day to manufacture liquid crystal displays. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – The price tag for the Foxconn deal for a proposed high-tech factory in southeast Wisconsin, keeps going up. The latest estimate from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau is $4.5 billion, rather than the $3 billion Gov. Scott Walker said the deal with the Taiwanese manufa

The Wisconsin Consumer Protection Bureau fielded and followed up on more than 4,000 complaints about telemarketers last year. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin consumers are tired of telemarketers who violate the state's Do No Call laws, and try to sell them stuff over the phone. The annual top ten list of consumer complaints has just been released, and complaints about telemarketers still reign at the very top of the list

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