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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - WI: Social Justice

Women are becoming more politically involved since the election of Donald Trump, says a Wisconsin activist. (Photoluxstudio/iStockphoto)

MILWAUKEE – Today, on International Women's Day, organizers are asking women to take the day off work and participate in activities that draw attention to women's fight against discrimination in all forms. Krista Grensavitch, a lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies at University of Wisconsi

Grassroots group Blue Jean Nation is challenging the political establishment to change its ways, and encouraging

MADISON, Wis. – We're living in mad times, says the founder of the nonpartisan grassroots group Blue Jean Nation. The group hosts an event in Waupun on Sat., March 4, to help people think aloud about how to respond. Blue Jean Nation founder, Mike McCabe, says in part, March Forth on March Fo

In November, a three-judge federal panel ruled Wisconsin's political boundaries must be redrawn to make everyone's vote count equally. (bbourdages/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – In November, a three-judge federal panel ruled that Wisconsin's political maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered, and in late January the panel ordered the state to redraw the maps in a fair manner by the first of November. Now, the Republican leaders of the state Legisla

Rita Argus, a UW-Madison graduate and Peace Corps volunteer, is using her degree in biological systems engineering to improve sustainable agriculture in Senegal. (William Graf, UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Throughout the history of the Peace Corps, started in 1961 by President Kennedy, UW-Madison has been one of the nation's leading sources of volunteers. For a second consecutive year, it's the number-two school, and it has held the number-one spot six times since 2001. Heather Mang

The non-presidential primary election on Tuesday will be the first statewide Wisconsin election where Voter ID will be required. A driver's license is acceptable. (WI Department of Transportation)

MADISON, Wis. – Those wishing to cast a ballot in Wisconsin’s non-presidential primary election on Tuesday will need to show appropriate ID at the polls. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to take up a challenge to the law last year allows the Voter ID law to stand. It's been in p

Wisconsin Women In Government will hold a high-speed mentoring event later this month to help women overcome obstacles in pursuing a career in government or public service. (AILAImages/IStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - It's called speed mentoring and it gives participants a chance to spend five quality minutes with 10 female leaders in Wisconsin government. The event will be held in Madison on Jan. 21. Megan Purtell, president of Wisconsin Women in Government, a statewide nonpartisan women's org

A proposal to substantially change Wisconsin's model workers' compensation system is a solution in search of a problem, says the president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. (matt_benoit/iStockPhoto.com)

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – In 1911, Wisconsin passed the nation's first worker's compensation program, and it has remained a model for other states to this day. But legislation has been introduced to substantially change the system – a bill attorney Russ Golla says would tip the balance to

Prisons, such as the Racine Correctional Institute, have been a growth industry in Wisconsin, which now spends more tax dollars on correction than on education. Credit: Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections

MADISON, Wis. - A new analysis from the Wisconsin Budget Project suggests the state is spending too much on corrections, which is a drag on the economy and causes harm to the state's communities by splitting up families. Tamarine Cornelius, a budget analyst for the group, says Wisconsin's annual c

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