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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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