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PNS Daily Newscast - Monday, Aug 21st, 2017 


Here are some of the stories we're covering today: big protest planned against President Trump today,a huge gathering in Maine on Sunday mourning the loss of three people killed during a white nationalist rally and it's eclipse day but a moon of a different sort caught the country's attention about twenty five years ago.

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Public News Service - WI: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

Bringing back hemp as a fully lawful and viable crop for Wisconsin farmers is one of the projects supported by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. (MFAI)

EAST TROY, Wis. - Many years ago, Wisconsin was a national leader in the production of industrial hemp, but since the 1950s hemp has been banned by the federal government. There is a national movement to bring hemp back and this week is Hemp History Week. Allison Pratt-Szeliga, crop and soil re

University of Wisconsin Health Allergist Dr. Mark Moss has tips on how to get through the long spring allergy season with minimal suffering. (UW Health)

MADISON, Wis. - Old Man Winter didn't do much of a number on Wisconsin this year, but then it seemed like spring would never come. This confused the trees as much as the millions of allergy sufferers in the Badger State. It's tree pollen this time of year that causes eye, nose, and throat misery

Young people who might never touch a cigarette are now experimenting with e-cigarettes, mistakenly believing they are safer, according to the American Lung Association. (FDA.gov)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - In the American Lung Association's just-released "State Of Tobacco Control" report, Wisconsin gets an "A" for smoke-free air, a "B" for tobacco taxes, and a pair of failing grades for a lack of tobacco prevention and control program funding and access to smoking cessation services

Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, says it's time to change the state's culture regarding drinking and driving. Credit: Michael Simms/Wikimedia Commons

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - State Sen. Chris Larson says Wisconsin's "woefully inadequate" drunken-driving laws are the most lenient in the nation. While state law now regards a first-time drunken-driving offense as a misdemeanor, a bill sponsored by Larson, D-Milwaukee, would force an immediate consequence

PHOTO: Pam Moen of Triple-A Wisconsin advises getting your car ready for the annual January deep freeze. (Photo courtesy of AAA-WI)

MADISON, Wis. - January is Wisconsin's coldest month, with the average high temperature below freezing every day. You can pretty much count on at least one really cold snap in January. Pam Moen of AAA Wisconsin said it's wise to pay attention to the forecast and be sure your car is ready for the de

The Wisconsin State Patrol advises New Year's Eve motorists to use common sense and take advantage of free rides home offered by many bars and restaurants. (Photo of State Patrol patch courtesy of WI Dept. of Transportation)

DeFOREST, Wis. - New Year's Eve is a big night for partying, and a lot of people will be on the roads. Wisconsin State Patrol Sgt. Greg Jenswold said it has been said many times before, but it's still true: Do not get behind the wheel if you've had too much to drink. "Think about utilizing those de

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