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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


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Public News Service - WI: Civil Rights

A federal report says as many as 300,000 Wisconsinites do not have a driver's license or other acceptable form of voter ID. (Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation)

MADISON, Wis. – During his campaign, President Donald Trump repeatedly alleged massive and widespread voter fraud in the U.S. election system. After his election, he claimed this voter fraud kept him from winning the popular vote. Now, the president has signed an executive order creating a

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

A driver's license is valid photo ID for voting in Wisconsin today. (Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation)

MADISON, Wis. – The most important thing Wisconsin voters should know about today's election is that photo ID will be required to vote. There are a few very special exceptions to this new law, but the Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters to bring photo ID with them to the polls. In mo

A federal judge's ruling has thrown out many parts of Wisconsin's Voter ID and related laws, which will impact the fall presidential election. (CreativaImages/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. - Once again, another federal judge has ruled that many parts of Wisconsin's new election law are unconstitutional, and voters will have to familiarize themselves with still another set of rules about voting. The decision on Friday by U.S. District Judge James Peterson said many parts

On the state's largest university campus, police have strong feelings about whether students should be allowed to carry guns. (Ahlapot/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Five years ago, Wisconsin passed a law with a provision that colleges and universities must allow concealed carry on campus. But another provision to the law says guns can be banned from campus buildings if signs stating that guns are prohibited are posted at every entrance.

Older Wisconsin voters might assume they don't need a photo ID to vote in the presidential primary on April 5 because they've voted at the same polling place for years, but that isn't the case. (lisafx/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – The Boy Scouts' motto "Be Prepared" is a good one to keep in mind leading up to the state's presidential primary on April 5th, according to Helen Marks Dicks, state issues advocacy director with AARP Wisconsin. She says it seems two camps have emerged regarding Wisconsin's ne

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

There is bipartisan support for legislation in Wisconsin to return to treating 17-year-old non-violent, first-time offenders in Juvenile Court. Credit: Arva Csaba/iStockphoto

MADISON, Wis. - Seventeen-year-olds in Wisconsin may be getting second chances. In early December, there will be another hearing in the state Senate regarding legislation to reverse the 1996 law that says 17-year-old offenders must be charged in adult court. The proposed changes would allow 17-yea

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