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Regional
1:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Hospital Admitting Privileges a Tedious Process

Doctors usually go through a rigorous process to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals.

The Wisconsin Justice Department is fighting on behalf of a new state abortion rule. It requires providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Health & Science
2:39 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Wisconsin Approves First Batch of Health Insurers for Federal Exchange

The Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner's office has okayed the participation of 13 insurance companies in the new federal marketplace. Now they need federal approval.

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Environment
2:24 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Gardening for All Five Senses

Melinda Myers shows us how to garden with more than just sight in mind.
Credit Melinda Myers

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews gardening expert Melinda Myers on using all five sense in the garden.

Amid the lively chaos at the Wisconsin State Fair lies a little oasis with cooler temperatures and greener horizons.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Wisconsin Plus 48 Years of the Voting Rights Act

Wisconsin remains a leader in terms of voter turnout

The U.S. enacted the Voting Right Act on August 6, 1965, prohibiting states and communities from imposing prerequisites on voting, that could make it difficult for people of color to cast ballots.

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Regional
12:38 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

New Dictionary Defines Bubbler, Sheepshead and Other Wisconsin Terms

The Dictionary of American Regional English defines geographically specific words and terms
Credit DARE/UW-Madison

Lake Effect's Amy Kylie talks to Joan Houston Hall about The Dictionary of American Regional English

If you’ve celebrated a golden birthday, played Sheepshead or directed a thirsty friend to the bubbler … you are probably a cheesehead.

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