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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - WI: Environmental Justice

Wisconsin relies on the Great Lakes for recreation, tourism, drinking water and jobs. A diverse group of leaders wants all the presidential candidates to commit to restoring and protecting the Great Lakes. (epa.gov)

MADISON, Wis. - A diverse group of business and conservation leaders is urging all the presidential candidates to commit to restoring and protecting the Great Lakes, a resource that provides drinking water to more than 40 million people and jobs for millions more. Jordan Lubetkin is spokesman for

GRAPHIC: The American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report shows that Wisconsin's hot summer led to worse ozone pollution, which the ALA calls a challenging situation with changing climate. (SOTA logo provided by ALA-WI

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - The American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air" report was released today, and an official for the group in Wisconsin says it looks like we're moving in the right direction. "Particle pollution is improving nationwide and we're seeing that in Wisconsin, but we still hav

NEW YORK, N.Y. - An expert on victim compensation following oil spills predicts many years will pass before victims will see any significant compensation for loss of property or income as a result of damages from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Adding to the challenge, she says, is a $75-million fe

Baton Rouge, LA – There is an area off the coast of Louisiana and Texas that is so starved for oxygen it's called a "dead zone," or, in scientific terminology, a "hypoxic zone," where fish die if they can't leave the area. The summer zone in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to grow to its larg

Madison, WI - Wisconsin needs better laws to help protect natural resources threatened by mining, according to a national conservation group. The Pew Campaign for Responsible Mining is looking to the new administration to push for federal changes in mining laws that are more than a century old. The

Green Bay, WI - It's a rally designed to shake some rust off the Rust Belt. Football stars A.J. Hawk and Mason Crosby will be on hand to kick off the final stop in the "Keep it Made in America," a town hall-style tour this evening in Green Bay. Steven Capozzola, with the Alliance for American Manuf

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