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1:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

In the Grip of Heroin Part 1: Trends in Wisconsin

The state justice department website features photos of heroin and drug paraphernalia, as part of the DOJ’s anti-heroin public awareness campaign
Credit Wisconsin Department of Justice

Heroin has been devastating lives. In 2012, the illegal drug killed 199 people in Wisconsin, and crushed family and friends.

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Politics & Government
4:43 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State May Force MPS to Sell Vacant School Buildings to Other Educators

Some legislators say Milwaukee should give other educational entities four years to purchase vacant MPS buildings.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

The state may pressure Milwaukee Public Schools to sell vacant buildings to other educational entities.

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Politics & Government
2:01 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Wisconsin May Add Steps for Removing Race-Based School Mascots

An Assembly committee has advanced a bill, requiring people who want to change a school nickname to gather signatures and prove discriminatory effects.

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Education
1:30 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Why Are Graduation Rates So Low for UWM's Black Students?

Students participate in an event at UWM's student union.
Credit UWM

A college education is seen as the key to joining the middle class in the country. 

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11:28 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacts Family of Killed Milwaukee Soldier

“Families shouldn’t have to worry about how they’re going to bury their child," Shannon Collins, told NBC News. Her 19-year-old son, Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah M. Collins Jr. was killed while serving in Afghanistan last weekend. Collins shared her concerns about the delay in government benefits for slain soldiers, because of the federal shutdown. The Defense Dept. is investigating the Milwaukee soldier's death.
Grieving families of fallen U.S. service members are expressing outrage over a lapse in government benefits designed to help them pay for funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.
Politics & Government
10:44 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Jauch will Retire in 2014

Jauch makes five - state Senators leaving office

Democratic state Sen. Bob Jauch has served in the Legislature since 1982. His biggest cause in recent times has been fighting eased rules for mining.

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Education
8:51 am
Wed October 9, 2013

MPS Considers Turning Former Dover School on South Side Into Apartments

The former Dover Street School on the south side of Milwaukee could be redeveloped into apartments for teachers and other young professionals. MPS will hold a community meeting Wednesday to discuss the idea.

School Board member Meagan Holman says ideas floated in the past for Dover have not gained traction, including as an arts center or charter school. But Holman says people seem excited about the possibility of apartments.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Advocates Report Slow Progress in Healthcare Exchange Enrollment

healthcare.gov

It has been difficult for people in Milwaukee to sign up for health coverage on the new exchange.

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Arts & Culture
6:23 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Wisconsin Dogs Have Their Own 'Watchdog'

Kathy Pobloskie leads not one, but two animal welfare organizations.
Credit Wisconsin Watchdog

Whether it's lost dogs or court case dogs, Kathy Pobloskie is determined to help Wisconsin animals.

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Education
5:14 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Wisconsin Students Soon Required to Take ACTs

Math is one of the big sections on the ACTs, a test that soon all Wisconsin high school students will be required to take.
Credit Or Hiltch, flickr

More Wisconsin students than ever will soon take the ACT exam, thanks to changes in state education policy, which will next year will make the test a requirement for high schoolers.

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