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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: Family/Father Issues

With back-to-school time just around the corner for Wisconsin kids, an expert on child behavior says some anxiety is normal. (Mario Villafuente/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. - The start of another school year, just a couple weeks away, can trigger some anxiety among younger students, but there are things you can do to help minimize your child's concerns. Dr. Marcia Slattery, director of the UW Health Anxiety Disorder Program, said you'll likely notice tha

Reading is one way to help your child stay ready for learning during summer vacation. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. – Ask any teacher what the "summer slide" is, and they'll explain it's the three months when school is out, a time during which children forget some of what they've learned in school the prior year; when their minds seem to slip out of learning mode. According to Dr. Dipesh Navs

The head of a Wisconsin children's advocacy group says President Donald Trump's budget proposal runs counter to the state's motto. (WI Dept. of Administration)

MADISON, Wis. – Groups that advocate for children are voicing concerns that President Donald Trump's budget proposal slashes funding for nutrition, health care and other programs that help hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites meet basic needs. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin calls the

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

A new law in Wisconsin mandates teaching of CPR in high schools. Many people die of sudden cardiac arrest because witnesses don't know what to do. (AHA)

MADISON, Wis. - June 1 - June 7 is CPR and AED week, to remind everyone Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic Electric Defibrillators can save lives. Governor Scott Walker has signed into law the CPR In Schools Bill, which will insure every high school graduate in Wisconsin will learn CPR.

Wisconsin is getting hit with a rash of calls from scammers posing as IRS agents, demanding payment for nonexistent back taxes. (Highwaystarz Photography/iStockphoto)<br />

MADISON, Wis. - Even though officials at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection keep expecting the so-called "IRS scam" to go away, it now appears the scammers are more aggressive than ever. People across the state are reporting calls from scammers claiming to be wi

A driver's license is one form of acceptable voter photo ID in Wisconsin, but other documents also will suffice. Money has been requested by a state agency to educate voters about acceptable ID. (Wisconsin DOT)

MADISON, Wis. - Long lines and lengthy wait times were evident in Wisconsin's presidential primary election in early April, and now the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), which oversees elections in the state, is requesting a $250 million from the Legislature for a statewide ad campaig

Preservation of Wisconsin's natural resources was just one of the many reasons that led Gaylord Nelson to found Earth Day 43 years ago. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - Nearly every Wisconsinite knows Earth Day, which will be observed this year on Friday, April 22, was founded by former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Paul Robbins, the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, sits at the actual desk u

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