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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Lower Gas Prices Headed Toward Wisconsin

If you can wait a few days, prices may be lower

Gas prices in Wisconsin have been flirting with four-dollars-a-gallon, and those have been some of the highest prices in the country. However, the pain may soon begin easing. During the next few weeks, gas prices here could drop by double digits.

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Environment
5:13 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Walker Unveils $13 million Plan to Boost Walleye Production

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress applauds the investment in the fishery
Credit David Kinney, Flickr

Gov. Scott Walker announced a plan on Wednesday that he says will “dramatically increase” the number of walleye in the state.

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Education
5:09 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Critics of Common Core Standards Voice Concerns

Critics of common core standards say changes are needed

Forty-five states including Wisconsin have adopted what’s known as common core standards.  They’re federal criteria outlining what students should learn in math and English at specified grade levels and how it should be taught.

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Politics & Government
4:39 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Assemblyman Backs Away from Plan to Withdraw Funding for Indian Cultural Center

Earlier this spring, state Rep. Dean Kaufert said he wanted to withhold a state grant -- earmarked for a cultural center -- from the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa tribe, because the state’s Chippewa bands planned to increase their spearfishing take.

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Education
2:58 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

What Parents Want in Afterschool Programs

A new report details what parents look for in afterschool programs for their kids.
Credit Fort Rucker/Flicker

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Anneliese Dickman of the Public Policy Forum on afterschool programs.

A new report says convenience trumps quality for parents when it comes to picking an afterschool program.

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