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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and Trump�s 'public charge' rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - WI: Criminal Justice

MADISON, Wis. - The cleanup of contaminated sediment from the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin is a project that continues even after 25 years, following a long battle with paper companies that dumped polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the river beginning in the 1950s. A new report from the American

MADISON, Wisc. - The state's largest teachers union is hoping to convince the state not to close a juvenile corrections facility to save money. The state is considering shutting down either Lincoln Hills School or Ethan Allen School after the 11-member Governor's Juvenile Corrections Review Committe

MADISON, Wis. - With a drop in the number young people incarcerated in Wisconsin's three juvenile correctional institutions, per-capita costs are up. To save money, the Juvenile Corrections Review Committee of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections is considering closing either the Ethan Allen Scho

MADISON, Wis. - The number of inmates calling Wisconsin prisons "home" has dropped, along with the national number, which has dipped year-to-year for the first time since 1972. According to a Pew survey, Wisconsin's prison population was down 1.2 percent from 2008 to 2009. That represents 268 fewer

MADISON, Wis. - Not just Wisconsin teens, but anyone with a driver's license in Wisconsin would be banned from texting while driving under a bill moving through the Legislature, and Governor Jim Doyle says he'll sign it when it gets to his desk. Teens will probably be the most affected, though, sinc

Madison, WI - They are coming from every state Senate district, and they are hoping their presence at the State Capitol today can make a difference for kids. The Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is bringing more than 330 people to Madison to talk with lawmakers

Sacramento, CA - The Children's Defense Fund has identified a "pipeline to prison" that begins with poverty, and children enter it at a very young age. Over the past week, members of the CDF from Wisconsin and across the nation gathered in California to talk about ways to dismantle that pipeline by

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

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