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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - WI: Energy Policy

LYONS, Neb. - The Center for Rural Affairs has released a map and informational database of proposed clean-energy transmission lines throughout the Great Plains and Upper Midwest, including three proposed lines in Wisconsin. Getting clean energy from where it's generated to where it's needed is a v

LYONS, Neb. - Wisconsin is a net importer of electric power, which means the state uses more than is generated there. Right now, a new transmission line between Madison and La Crosse is being considered, which could bring more wind-generated electricity into the state. In a new report, Johnathan H

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Checking air quality in Wisconsin is now as easy as dialing 1-866-Daily Air. The statewide, toll-free air-quality hotline is sponsored by the American Lung Association in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Clear Air Choice program. Jolene McNutt, coordinator of the Clean Fuels and Vehi

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Every year, the American Lung Association puts out a report on the nation's air quality, and for Wisconsin the latest news is mostly good news. Dona Wininsky, director of public policy and communications for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, says the state's air quality

MILWAUKEE - With gas prices on the increase again, filling up a flex-fuel vehicle with E-85 can save a considerable amount of money while helping to reduce pollution. Gasoline is selling for more than $3 per gallon in much of Wisconsin amid talk that it will hit $5 a gallon by this summer. However

MADISON, Wis. - As Green Bay gets ready to play Chicago this weekend, the football field isn't the only place Wisconsin is looking to best Illinois. Conservation groups in Wisconsin say Gov. Scott Walker is proposing a measure that would effectively send the state's wind energy business packing, whi

MADISON, Wis. - Researchers have taken a major step forward in cracking the genetic secrets that would make it easier and cheaper to convert tons of Midwest biomass into energy. A team at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has found a way to identify specific genetic factors that coul

MADISON, Wis. - It's Bike to Work Week in Wisconsin, and advocates say pedal-power is a great way to save resources and get healthier. Communities across the state have events scheduled all week to focus on the benefits of leaving the car in the garage and biking to work instead. Amanda White with

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