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5:55 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Drawing Students into Sustainability Summit Conversation

Growing Up Green organizers Lisa Conley and Bohdan Nedilsky.
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Organizers of the annual Sustainability Summit and Exposition have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of climate change and the need of sustainable innovation. Now in its 12th year, two educators are trying to draw high school students more deeply into the conversation. 

“Growing Up Green” sprouted from their collaboration and will pilot Thursday during the summit. 

The track features two breakout sessions: Building Sustainable Communities and Rethinking Educational Settings.

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Politics & Government
4:48 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

WI DOT Secretary Defends Borrowing $1.3B but says State will Eventually Need to Raise Revenue

Wisconsin would borrow, at least to cover transportation needs for the next two years, under the governor's budget.
Credit Scott Feldstein

DOT Sec. Mark Gottlieb told the Legislature’s budget committee Wednesday that he understands Gov. Walker's desire to hold down taxes, by borrowing.

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Arts & Culture
1:51 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

In Tandem Explores the Poignancy & Humor of Death in New Play

Tiffany Vance (Erin) and Sara Zientek (Sky) in "Come Back."
Credit Ross Zentner

What happens when you combine the loss of a loved one with a road trip? At In Tandem Theatre, you get the new play Come Back by local playwright Neil Haven.

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Regional
10:28 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Report: Ways to Enhance Speed & Efficiency of Milwaukee County Buses

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The Milwaukee County Transit System has made changes to routes and technology in recent years, but questions about its stability remain. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling on ACA Would Impact Thousands in Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments Thursday in a case that challenges the Affordable Care Act.
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Thousands of low-income Wisconsin residents who get federal subsidies for their health coverage could be impacted by a case the U.S. Supreme Court is considering.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Walker Budget Would Restructure Long-Term Care Programs

Family Care provides long-term care for about 50,000 low-income older adults and people with disabilities so they can remain in their homes.
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Gov. Walker’s proposed budget would change the way thousands of Wisconsin families get care for an elderly loved one, or a member with disabilities.

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Politics & Government
4:24 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Walker Wants to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

Gov. Walker
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Gov. Walker issued an "Open Letter on Life", saying he would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, and expects the Legislature to hand him such a bill.

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Politics & Government
12:44 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Biennial Budget: State Parks with Private Sponsors?

Amnicon Falls State Park in northern Wisconsin.
Credit Paul Weimer, Flickr

There’s a chance your favorite state park could someday be “brought to you by” a private company.

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Politics & Government
11:38 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Wisconsin Could Eliminate Waiting Period for Handgun Purchases

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For 40 years, Wisconsin has required a waiting period - it's been 48-hours, so the state can run a background check.

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Politics & Government
11:19 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Former Senator Russ Feingold Plans to Make His Presence Noticed in Wisconsin

Russ Feingold

Democrat Russ Feingold plans to travel widely across Wisconsin, raising speculation that he will again seek public office.

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