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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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Public News Service - WI: Public Lands/Wilderness

Madison, WI - Wisconsin needs better laws to help protect natural resources threatened by mining, according to a national conservation group. The Pew Campaign for Responsible Mining is looking to the new administration to push for federal changes in mining laws that are more than a century old. The

Madison, WI - Cleaning up the Great Lakes could be a much-needed boost - not only for the lakes, but for the regional economy. A coalition of groups hoping to restore the Great Lakes has asked Congress to spend more than $10 billion on the effort, which they say will also create jobs and provide eco

Madison, WI - Wildlife activists are suspicious after six federally protected wolves were found shot to death in Wisconsin just before the gun deer season. The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation says the shootings don't appear to be accidental. Federation Executive Director George Meyer says it is high

Madison, WI – With less than two months before the inauguration, environmental groups are gearing up to work with President-elect Obama on plans to restore and protect the Great Lakes. One strategy would be a stimulus package that provides resources to fix sewage systems in the Great Lakes reg

Madison, WI – If your kids (and you) are bouncing off the walls this holiday week, the solution may be closer than you think: right outside your door. David Mizejewski with the National Wildlife Federation says parents can turn to a new website for listings of local parks and wilderness areas,

Stevens Point, WI – Wisconsin kids may get to spend a little more time in a new classroom -- the great outdoors. A provision of the "No Child Left Behind" law, now up for renewal in Congress, includes grants to schools for environmental education and nature appreciation programs. A coalition

More than 50 conservation groups are asking that control over appointments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) be taken away from the Governor and returned to the Natural Resources Board. Anne Sayers, of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, says the change is meant to prot

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