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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - WI: Housing/Homelessness

Wisconsin still has 176,000 lead pipes carrying water into homes, which is one reason for the state's higher percentage of children with high blood lead levels. (Giambra/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin's blood lead poisoning levels among children are similar to the 2015 rate in Flint, Mich., according to a new report from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF). This is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, and blood lead poisoning is termed a prev

More and more solar panels, like these installed at the Governor's Mansion in Madison, appeared in Wisconsin in 2015. (wisconsin.gov)

MADISON, Wis. – There were three times more solar-power installations in Wisconsin in 2015 than any previous year, and the outlook for this year is also positive, says Tyler Huebner, executive director of Renew Wisconsin. Statewide, 7.5 megawatts of solar power were put in place in the Badger

A Wisconsin criminal defense attorney applauds what he calls a trend in Wisconsin and many other states away from using solitary confinement with inmates. Credit: Paul Fleet/iStockPhoto.com

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Imagine being in a 6-by-10 foot cell with concrete walls, little if any natural light, with minimal human contact for nearly 24 hours a day. That's what the Wisconsin Department of Corrections calls restrictive housing, commonly known as solitary confinement. Criminal Defense At

MADISON, Wisc. - Wisconsin politicians and policymakers often claim that high or rising property taxes are forcing homeowners, especially senior citizens, to sell their houses – but a new study says otherwise. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin's La Follette School of Public Affairs p

LA CROSSE, Wis. - If you want to help save a lot of energy and help the environment, you may want to consider a tree house. But the tree houses being developed by a Wisconsin company don't involve living in the tree. It's a technique called "whole tree architecture," and it employs the use of un-mil

Madison, WI - A Wisconsin group is calling on the federal government to quickly put into effect a New Deal-style jobs program to turn the state's ailing economy around. Citizen Action of Wisconsin also wants Congress and the new president to put millions of people to work on the nation's crumbling

Madison, WI - Tight household budgets are getting even tighter in Wisconsin this month as families around the state scrimp and save to pay higher winter heating bills. Experts suggest a number of free or low-cost fixes, however, that can be done around the house to improve energy efficiency and lowe

Milwaukee, WI - Thousands of people in the Gulf Coast region will be spending their second Christmas in a FEMA trailer with limited medical and school services. Leaders of Wisconsin relief efforts say there's still a lot of work to be done. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is helping Katrina victims reb

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