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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - WI: Cultural Resources

An inner-city Milwaukee girl's dreams of growing and selling flowers came true with the help of a beginning farmer program. (Lovelight Flowers)

EAST TROY, Wis. – One of the hardest things to do is getting started in production agriculture in Wisconsin, particularly if you're not from a farming family that owns land. More and more young people are becoming interested in owning their own operation, but don't have access to land or the

Conservation groups are trying to make sure public lands in Wisconsin and other states stay public, and are not sold off or privatized. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – Dozens of groups around the nation representing sportsmen, wildlife, and environmental activists want the candidates for president and state officials to commit to protecting federal lands for future generations. George Meyer, former Wisconsin DNR Secretary and now executive

A newly developed partnership with tribal leaders in Wisconsin is helping the Native American Center for Health Professions attract new students and faculty. (UW Health/NACHP)

MADISON, Wis. - Working in a newly developed relationship with tribal leaders from across Wisconsin, the Native American Center for Health Professions is helping to identify and recruit Native American students to U-W Health professional schools and programs. Dr. Christine Athmann, assistant direc

Conservation organizations are supporting bipartisan legislation to permanently reinstate the lapsed federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has been used in counties all across Wisconsin to preserve scenic beauty and natural resources. Credit: CleanWisconsin

MADISON, Wis. - For decades, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has helped the state preserve the scenic beauty for which Wisconsin is famous, but Congress has let the fund lapse. Conservationists – such as real estate consultant Dick Steffes, who for decades ran the DNR's l

Wisconsin has a tradition of observing Veterans Day both the Friday before the official holiday, and again on Monday. (Logo of state Department of Veterans Affairs used with permission.)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin likes to get a jump on Veterans Day celebrations, and there's a big event planned for 11 a.m. today at the state Capitol. "As in years past, we do our own major Veterans Day celebration on the Friday before Veterans Day,” explains Chris Stump of the state Depar

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SPRING VALLEY, Wis. - Increasingly, women hold the potential to influence the future of Wisconsin's rural landscape and agriculture. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, MOSES, is again this summer presenting a series of day-long on-farm workshops called "In Her Boots: Sustainable

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ONEIDA, Wis. - As Congress deliberates the Farm Bill this summer, the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is hoping funding for the 2501 Program will continue. The program awards funds to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. Jeff Metoxen runs the Integrated Food Systems project, which involves poul

MADISCON, Wis. - As the administration of new Governor Scott Walker takes control, and the theme is "Wisconsin is open for business," conservation groups in the state are noting that natural resources play a critical role in job creation. The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters says tourism, fis

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