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4:53 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Four Priorities for the United Nations in a Changing World

The UN building in New York, N.Y.
Credit Photo by Ashitaka San, Flickr

An interview with Guillermo Rishchynski, the Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The eyes of the world remain on Boston in the wake of Monday’s bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The attacks, which killed three, were described by President Obama as an act of terror.

While the incident was not as deadly as the 9/11 attacks, it was a reminder that in a global context, terrorism is a sad and frequent fact of life around the world. It’s one confronted by police forces and government agencies, but also by the United Nations.

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Regional
12:20 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Federal Judge Hears Arguments Over Rally Rules at Wisconsin Capitol

2011 rule requires groups of four or more to obtain permit to demonstrate.
Credit Justin Kern, Flickr

A federal judge is listening to arguments over the rule governing rallies at the Wisconsin Capitol.

The Walker Administration enacted the rule in late 2011, following weeks of massive demonstrations earlier in the year. Under the rule, groups that want to promote a cause at the Capitol, must obtain a permit, if the rally will involve four or more people.

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Economy & Business
9:48 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Millennials Talk About Vision for City

Generation Y will be the next group of Milwaukee leaders.

Young professionals are gathering across Milwaukee this week, not only to network, but to also talk about their visions of the city’s future. Organizers of the second annual Young Professionals Week have arranged more than 20 events.

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World
5:43 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Nearly 1,000 Refugees Begin New Lives in Wisconsin

Iraqi family members embrace, after reuniting at General Mitchell International Airport. Some of the family members came here as refugees years ago; others just arrived this month.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Thousands rallied in Washington last week, urging Congress to create a path to citizenship, for undocumented immigrants.

Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to welcome a different set of people from other countries: refugees. They’ve fled their native lands, to escape persecution.

This year, the U.S. government will welcome 70,000 refugees. About 1,000 will head to Wisconsin.

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Regional
1:23 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Updated: Lockdown at Carroll University Cancelled and Classes Are to Resume

Carroll University in Waukesha, WI
Credit Jamie Johnson, Flickr

Updated 12:34 P.M.

Waukesha police say they have a person in custody fitting the description of a man with an alleged gun on the campus of Carroll University. However, at this point, it's believed that he was in possession of an airsoft gun, which very closely resembles a gun.

At around 10:30 A.M., Carroll public safety received a call that there was a man with a gun on campus. Waukesha police arrived soon after.

Police were able to track down the suspect who is known in the area.

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Health & Science
12:12 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Milwaukee Police Lose Court Battle Over Health Insurance Costs

A Wisconsin Appeals Court has sided with the City of Milwaukee, when it comes to which entity sets health care costs for police and fire fighters - the municipality decides.

Gov. Walker's Act 10 ended nearly all public union rights in Wisconsin, except for police and fighters. However, lawmakers also extended a provision that prohibits first-responders from negotiating the design of their health insurance plans. The design includes such items as co-pays and deductibles.

Boston Marathon Bombing
12:10 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Milwaukee Runner Among Those in Boston Marathon Escaping Injury

Wodke describes sadness and chaos following tragedy at Boston Marathon.
Chris Wodke

Runners from Milwaukee were part of Monday’s Boston Marathon – and routed off the course, when two explosions hit.

Christine Wodke was participating for the second straight year, this time, to raise money for charity. She shared her story after making her way back to her hotel.

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Immigration Reform
11:56 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Wisconsin Professor: U.S. Needs Immigration Reform, Because People Will Continue Arriving Here

What might Congress eventually decide?

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators could soon reveal its immigration reform plan. For years, the issue of how to deal with people coming here illegally has languished in Washington. UW-Madison Political Scientist Ben Marquez says reform presents immense challenges because of the many variables involved.

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Regional
12:00 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Medical College Researcher Pleads Not Guilty to Two Federal Offenses

Federal prosecutors initially indicted 42-year-old Dr. Hua Jun Zhao for economic espionage. Now, they have leveled other charges against him - computer fraud and lying to an FBI agent. On Thursday, Zhao entered a plea of not guilty on each count.

Zhao was a researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Authorities had accused him of stealing three vials of a possible cancer-fighting compound and academic research from the college, intending to pass off the items in China as his work.

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Arts & Culture
6:15 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Don't Touch? Not at This Museum

The Wildernest at the Madison Children's Museum offers young kids a hands-on museum experience.
Credit Courtesy of The Design Coalition

How do you design a museum that's eco- and kid-friendly?

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