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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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Public News Service - WI: Women's Issues

Lung cancer kills more than 400 people every day. (Dave-Les Jacobs/GettyImages)

RACINE, Wis. – Only about 18 percent of lung cancer cases among women are diagnosed early, when the disease is most treatable and survival rates are five times higher. This is National Women's Lung Health Week, which aims to raise greater awareness of the disease. Lung cancer survivor Sand

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

Wisconsin is one of the few states that allow children to be kept in solitary confinement for long stretches of time. (3dmentat/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin is one of few states that still allows children in state juvenile-corrections facilities to be put into solitary confinement, and a federal lawsuit challenges that practice as cruel and unusual punishment. A similar suit brought in Illinois a few years ago resulted in

There is a growing trend in Wisconsin toward more women as sole proprietors or primary operators of livestock farms. (Jessica Arp)

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - The role of women on the farm is a huge part of the history of agriculture in Wisconsin, and a June 3 workshop on a woman-owned farm in Blanchardville will feature several women who run their own operations. Robert Bauer, a grazing broker for the Southwest Badger Resource Conser

Clinton Foundation Ppresident and former UW-Madison chancellor and HHS Secretary Donna Shalala will be the keynote speaker at a global summit in Madison. (UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Global climate change is a critical issue that needs more leadership from women, according to Lori DiPrete Brown, associate director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute. That group, and a number of others, are sponsoring the 2016 Global Summit for Women, wh

What factors may have influenced Wisconsin's primary election? A political scientist has some thoughts. (CharlieAJA/iStockPhoto.com)

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Wisconsin's primary election brought well over 2 million voters to the polls, representing a turnout of more than 47 percent, exceeding the predictions by a large margin. It was the highest Wisconsin primary turnout since 1972. Millions and millions of dollars were spent on ads to

The Democratic leadership of the Wisconsin State Assembly believes the state's Family Medical Leave law is stuck in the 1950s and needs a 21st Century update to reflect the changing family dynamic. (KatarzynaBailasiewicz/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - Families in Wisconsin are working harder than ever but our laws simply haven't kept pace with the modern workplace, says state Assembly Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse. She and 35 other Democrats are pushing a bill to modernize the state's Family Medical Leave law.

The American Heart Association and other organizations are trying to pass legislation in Wisconsin to ensure all students learn compression-only CPR. (heart.org)

OAK CREEK, Wis. - Lieutenant Scott Kasten of the Oak Creek Fire Department is a paramedic who says he's seen many times first-hand how important it is for people to know CPR. The American Heart Association is pushing for legislation that would ensure all Wisconsin students learn basic compressions-o

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