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11:58 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Veteran Lawmaker Says He Won't For Re-Election

Janesville Democrat Tim Cullen says he won't run again when his current state Senate term expires.

State Senator Tim Cullen says he will not run for re-election his term expires in 2014.

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Environment
1:00 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Lawmakers Could Close Land Surrounding Site of Proposed Iron Ore Mine

The proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin has generated debate, including over whether the public can access the land in the Penokee Hills

UPDATE: The Senate Mining Committee advanced the proposal Thursday, sending it to the full state Senate.

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Health & Science
6:21 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Taking the Pulse of Heart Failure

Heart failure is becoming a public health issue across the United States.
Credit Robert Swatski/Flickr

As heart disease remains leading cause of death for men and women across the country, increasingly more people are suffering from heart failure.

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Regional
3:59 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

From Bubblers to Brats, Exploring Wisconsin's Unique Language Landscape

A bubbler is called a water fountain for most of the rest of the country.
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Pickle patch. Bubbler. Tavern belly. Brats.

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Arts & Culture
3:46 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Essay: Anticipating New Year's...Already

School has just started, and already some of our listeners are looking ahead to New Year’s.  Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank is one such person.

Lank was an award-winning reporter and columnist at the Milwaukee Sentinel and Journal Sentinel for more than 35 years. He lives in in Whitefish Bay and his freelance work has appeared in Milwaukee Magazine and Corporate Report Wisconsin magazine, among other places.

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Education
3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

'Cold War University': Protests, Policies Divided Madison Community

The University of Wisconsin in Madison struggled to find a balance between Cold War policies and its student protests.
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Politics & Government
12:24 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Former Justice Steinmetz Passes Away

Donald W. Steinmetz

Donald W. Steinmetz, who served on the state Supreme Court for 19 years, died last weekend.

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Politics & Government
8:58 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Assembly Republicans To Choose New Leader

State Assembly Repubicans will meet today to choose a new Majority Leader.

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans must choose a successor to replace Majority Leader Scott Suder.

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Politics & Government
8:42 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Waukesha County Details Five Year Capital Plan

Changes are planned for the Waukesha County courthouse as part of the county executive's capital improvements plan.

Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas' five year capital improvment plan includes major upgrades to the courthouse as well as heavily traveled roadways.

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Arts & Culture
1:48 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Four Fall Arts Events Not to Miss

Fall events at the art museum and beyond
Credit Gary Denness/flickr

Summer may be over, but there's plenty to do in the arts world this fall.

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