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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Mattress Store Tries "Employee-Free" Showrooms

"Hassless Mattress" is attempting to lure customers by offering an employee-free shopping experience.
Credit Erin Toner

A Milwaukee-area company says it's removing the hassle from mattress shopping, by removing the employees.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Governor Walker Has Storied History of Slashing Public Education

Gov. Scott Walker this week proposed a huge cut to the UW System
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Gov. Scott Walker is again taking aim at public education. This week, he announced that his budget will include a 13 percent cut to the UW System, along with a tuition freeze. 

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Education
2:00 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Meet Wisconsin's New Poet Laureate: Kimberly Blaeser

Tom Luljak and Kimberly Blaeser
Credit Jon Strelecki

Every two years, the State of Wisconsin names one person to serve as Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate.

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Education
1:47 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

UWM Chancellor "Deeply Disturbed" By Potential 13% State Budget Cut

Chancellor Mark Mone
Credit University of Wisconsin System

Chancellor Mark Mone says UWM has absorbed 12 years' worth of cuts and is operating as one of the leanest research universities in the country.

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Education
10:32 am
Thu January 29, 2015

UW System President Freezes Hiring, Pay Raises, Travel

UWM
Credit Adelie Freyja Annabel, Flickr

UW System President Ray Cross is ordering cost-saving moves, in light of Gov. Walker's plan to cut funding for the system by 13%, while freezing tuition.

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Environment
5:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

State Legislators Explore What EPA Carbon Emission Rule Could Mean to Wisconsin

Clean Power Plan aims to wean states off of coal.
Credit S Bence

Next summer, the EPA is expected to roll out the final plan directing states to cut emissions from coal burning power plants. It is part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan.

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Politics & Government
5:38 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

GOP Lawmakers' Plan to Reduce Poverty in Milwaukee Includes Creating Right-to-Work Zones

Map of targeted zip codes in Senator Alberta Darling and Representative Dale Kooyenga's "New Opportunities for Milwaukee" plan.
Credit Legislative Technology Services Bureau

Republicans released a plan to boost economic opportunities in certain Milwaukee zip code areas, where unemployment exceeds ten percent.

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Arts & Culture
2:09 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Wisconsin Actress Tackles 16 Characters In Next Act Theatre's 'No Child'

Credit nextact.org

The ferocious talent of Wisconsin actress Marti Gobel will once again be on view in town.

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Education
1:35 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Wisconsin Would Not Be The First To Alter Its Relationship With Public Universities

UW-Madison's Bascom Hall
Credit Katie Harbath, Flickr

Across the U.S., public universities are seeking less input from state leaders, on how to spend money, build and teach.

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Politics & Government
5:26 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Republicans, Democrats React to Walker's Milwaukee Bucks Arena Plan

Interior view of the BMO Harris Bradley Center during a Milwaukee Bucks game.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

After the governor delivers his budget address to legislators next week, the ball will be in their court.

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