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PNS Daily Newscast - April 27, 2017 


On today’s nationwide rundown; President Trump reveals an outline for tax reform; we take a look at the cost to consumers on the latest version of the GOP’s American Health Care Act; and why the food industry wants to put nutrition information on the back burner.

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Public News Service - WI: Human Rights/Racial Justice

A newly developed partnership with tribal leaders in Wisconsin is helping the Native American Center for Health Professions attract new students and faculty. (UW Health/NACHP)

MADISON, Wis. - Working in a newly developed relationship with tribal leaders from across Wisconsin, the Native American Center for Health Professions is helping to identify and recruit Native American students to U-W Health professional schools and programs. Dr. Christine Athmann, assistant direc

High quality education for all children is part of the solution to increase the well being of children in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Credit: U.S. Navy

MADISON, Wis. – A just-released report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation regarding the well being of children ranks Wisconsin 13th in the nation. Last year's Kids Count report also had the Badger state ranked at number 13. But Ken Taylor, the executive director of the Wisconsin Council on

PHOTO: Democratic State Representative Chris Taylor of Madison, co-author of Wisconsin's unique law that requires outside investigation when a police officer shoots and kills someone, is confident the new law will work in the recent incident in Madison where a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man. But she says the state Division of Criminal Investigation needs funds to hire more investigators. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Taylor)

MADISON, Wis. - In the wake of the shooting incident in Ferguson, Missouri early this morning, more eyes may turn to Wisconsin and its similar troubles. Just under a year ago, Wisconsin became the first state in the nation to pass a law that forbids police agencies from investigating incidents thems

PHOTO: Professor, author, and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill will deliver the keynote address tomorrow in a celebration of Black History Month on the UW-Madison campus. The award-winning activist, journalist and TV host will talk about what he observed in Ferguson, Mo., several months ago. Photo credit: BET.

MADISON, Wis. - Marc Lamont Hill, a host on HuffPost Live and BET news and a CNN political contributor, will give the keynote address Thursday at the Black History Month observation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hill reported from Ferguson, Mo., last summer in the aftermath of the police

PHOTO: Same-sex marriages are now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals from Wisconsin and four other states regarding the matter. Some Wisconsin county clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately following the decision. Photo courtesy of Michael Sears, One Wisconsin Now.

MADISON, Wis. - Same-sex marriage is now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal from Wisconsin and four other states on the issue. County clerks in several Wisconsin counties began issuing same-sex marriage licenses immediately after the decision was an

PHOTO: Attorney Tamara Packard says it will be very hard for the Wisconsin Legislature to

MADISON, Wis. - Although some Wisconsin Republican leaders say they'll try to "fix" the state's Voter ID law, which was struck down last week by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman, such a fix would be unlikely to succeed, according to Madison attorney Tamara Packard. Quoting from Judge Adelman's decis

PHOTO: 90-year-old Wisconsin Civil Rights pioneer Vel Phillips is the keynote speaker at a daylong observation of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights act, at UW-Madison on Wednesday. (UW-Madison Law School photo)

MADISON, Wis. - In the summer of 1964, the landmark Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. On Wednesday, UW-Madison will hold a daylong seminar to examine its effects. UW-Madison spokesperson Valeria Davis said the focus will be broad. "We're looking at it not just as a

The ACLU has filed a case in federal court in Madison seeking recognition for legal out-of-state marriages for Wisconsin same-sex couples. (Logo provided by ACLU)

MADISON, Wis. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin has filed suit on behalf of four same-sex Wisconsin couples that want their legal out-of-state marriages to be recognized. One of the four plaintiffs is a couple that has been together for 37 years. Larry Dupuis, legal director

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