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PNS Daily News - May 23, 2017 


A deadly attack at a pop concert in England; the President urges peace in the Middle East; and a Supreme Court win for voting rights advocates. Details on those stories in today's news.

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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

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

Dancer Joe Syrette of the Ojibwe tribe from Batchewana, Ontario, holds an eagle head staff during the Spring Powwow held on the UW-Madison campus last year. (Jeff Miller/UW-Madison Communications)

MADISON, Wis. - "A Native American cultural experience that highlights the lifestyle of Wisconsin's 11 tribal nations," is how Emily Nelis describes the 47th annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Nelis, a UW-Madison

Very recent changes to Wisconsin's Voter ID Law will affect what veterans and people who live in residential care facilities can use to lawfully identify themselves at the polls on April 5. (Kras1/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - For the first time, Wisconsin veterans will be able to use a photo ID card issued by the Veterans Health Administration when they go to vote on April 5. An elections bill passed by the state legislature a few weeks ago and signed by the governor makes changes to what is and is not

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