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11:52 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Committee Approves Work Rules for Food Benefits

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The Legislature's budget committee has concurred with Gov. Walker, to require able-bodied adults to either work or attend job training sessions, in order to receive food share benefits.

The requirement would pertain to adults with no children and with incomes up to 200% of the poverty level (approx. $23,000 per individual), and demand 20 hours per week of working or training.

Those who don't meet the requirement, could only receive food 'stamps' for three months every three years.

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Arts & Culture
11:39 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Essay: Here Comes Hammock Season

The humble hammock swings in the summer season.
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Essayist Richard Hedderman offers his thoughts on the virtues of hammocks.

The humble hammock, harbinger of summertime, has a long history.

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Arts & Culture
11:13 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Finding the Poetry in Pong and Pac-Man

Poetry inspired by the video games of the '80s
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews poet B.J. Best about his newest collection.

If you’re a listener of a certain age, you probably recognize the title of poet B.J. Best’s new collection of prose poetry called But Our Princess is in Another Castle.

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Politics & Government
8:16 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Milwaukee Common Council Approves Pension Changes

The minimum service retirement age for new City of Milwaukee employees will be pushed back to 65 from its current age of 60 under pension changes approved by the Common Council.

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Economy & Business
7:57 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Milwaukee Wave Stays Put

The U.S. Cellular Arena will be the Milwaukee Wave's home field for the next two years.

The Milwaukee Wave, the longest running soccer franchise in North America, will play home games at the U.S. Cellular Arena for the next two years.

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