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Joint Finance Members Prepare to Burn the Midnight Oil

More marathon sessions are expected in Madison. The Legislature’s Joint Finance committee is moving into its final week of budget deliberations.
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The inspiration grew out of the “Occupy” movement back in 2011 when people took to the streets of Madison to rally against economic inequality.

Occupy Madison organizers protested, ate and camped together. And over its nearly 600 day odyssey, the makeshift tribe moved thirty times – from parking lot to slushy park.

In the end, people went home, except the homeless who had nowhere to go. A core group decided to attack the problem.

Volunteer Carol Weidel says the initial plan was to create safe housing in an existing building.

Like the rest of the globe, the Midwest is expected to warm, but thus far scientists cannot clearly predict if the region will become wetter or drier. Even more perplexing, is the fact that temperatures in the Midwest have not yet significantly increased.

The puzzle is the subject of a study led by Dartmouth College assistant professor of geography Jonathan Winter.

He started digging into the Midwest while working on his PhD.

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You could look at Mary Bly in two ways.

An academic with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a master’s from Oxford and a Ph. D from Yale. She is a Shakespearean scholar who is a tenured professor at Fordham University.

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For years, the Menominee Indian School District has posted some of the worst test scores and graduation rates in Wisconsin.

While the district still struggles, it has been on an upswing, particularly when it comes to graduation rates. One likely reason - it now employs more teachers who share the students’ culture and history.

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Concealed carry holder and nurse, Victoria Davison-­Adams shot a 15-year-old in self-­defense. She’s learning how to cope with the trauma.

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Deb Raettig is the Executive Director of Madison's Community Support Network. Her agency helps their clients to do what many of us take for granted; like surfing the web. They also learn life and employment skills, and participate in group art activities.

In this installment of Radio Chipstone, contributor Gianofer Fields takes us to a place where sometimes a picture is worth so much more than a thousand words:

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David Letterman retired earlier this week after more than 30-years as a late night TV talk show host. Leading up to this week, many of the stories about Letterman's career pointed to his skill at deconstructing the very concept he was a part of.

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Well Milwaukee, you did it again. You turned out in droves to help celebrate Ex Fabula's sixth season and to listen to new, personal stories from the storytellers you voted “All Stars.”

There was a lot of laughter and even a few tears as each storyteller got down to the “Nitty Gritty.” The stories were as diverse as the storytellers themselves and all we can do is sit back and say thank you.

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Von Trier has been a popular Milwaukee night spot for years – a bar on the east side which manages to be both vibrant and old world at the same time.  But the story of how Von Trier came to exist is an interesting one.

UPDATE: A photo of Willie Bedford has been found and confirmed. It means Wisconsin has obtained photographs of all its 1,161 soldiers who died in the Vietnam War.

Searchers had hoped to find all of them by Memorial Day, but Bedford remained particularly elusive. He attended high school in MPS, and perhaps the stumbling block was that his high school yearbook listed him as B. Bedford.

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