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4:33 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

UW System Among Those Piloting New Options for Working Students

Students would study at their own pace

President Obama made brief mention of Wisconsin Thursday, while speaking to students at the University of Buffalo. He outlined ways states are working to hold down the cost of higher education.

“Southern New Hampshire University gives course credit based on how well students master the material, not just on how many hours they spend in the classroom. So the idea would be, if you’re learning the material faster, you can finish faster, which means you pay less and you save money. The University of Wisconsin is getting ready to do the same thing,” the President said.

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Environment
3:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Mine Application Moves Forward Despite Continued Debate

Gogebic Taconite wants to excavate this land in northern Wisconsin, developing a huge iron ore mine.
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Lake Effect's Susan Bence covers the mining debate in northern Wisconsin.

Debate continues over a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.  The state legislature paved the way earlier this year for Gogebic Taconite to apply for permission to build the mine.

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Arts & Culture
3:04 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

MECCA Basketball Court Bounces Back to Life As Art Exhibit

The MECCA basketball court floor will be shown for one night only at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Ben Koller and Andy Gorzaski, of Our MECCA Group.

If you’re more than 35 years old, and you grew up watching sports in Milwaukee, you probably have memories of an iconic basketball court at the MECCA arena - now the U.S. Cellular Arena.

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Regional
12:47 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Another Blast of Heat Heading to Wisconsin

Heat-related issues cased 27 deaths last year. This summer, 10 people have died from confirmed or probable heat-related issues

The forecast indicates very warm weather will return from Sunday through Tuesday, with highs around 90.

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Environment
12:40 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

No Signs of Asian Carp DNA in Lake Michigan Tributary

Asian carp could harm the Great Lakes in a number of ways. They could compete for food with native species. Silver carp can leap out of the water, possibly injuring boaters
Credit kategardiner.com

Researchers are analyzing water samples from rivers that feed into the Great Lakes.

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