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1:29 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

UW Regents: State Budget Cuts Will Challenge Campuses

Members of the UW Board of Regents expressed regret Thursday, that they did not adequately detail the UW System's finances to legislators.

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Health & Science
12:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Essay: The Badger State's Junk Food Debate

Some healthy foods, some not-so healthy foods...
Credit Bill Branson

Essayist Young Kim shares his view of what's wrong with Wisconsin's bill on healthy food requirements for food stamps.

Lake Effect essayist Young Kim say coercing food stamp recipients to buy only “healthy food” is the wrong way to go about it.

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Health & Science
12:42 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling

"A Survivor's Journey" by Joel Bergner (2010), located at Brookland Café in Washington, D.C.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Neighborhood News Service reporter Brendan O'Brien.

A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.

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Health & Science
12:27 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Milwaukee Bat Tests Positive for Rabies; Prompts Warnings

The Milwaukee Health Dept. is advising residents to beware of bats. One captured in a household here has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is nearly always fatal in humans, if they don't quickly obtain treatment. An adult, in this case, was exposed.

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Economy & Business
8:45 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Report Pegs Wisconsin Economic Growth 49th in U.S.

Wisconsin is among a handful of states that received a gloomy economic outlook in a report by a federal reserve bank.

The state of Wisconsin ranks next to last among the 50 states for economic growth over the next six months.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Wisconsin Republicans Celebrate Recall Anniversary

State GOP remembers recall victory

It was one year ago, that Gov. Walker survived the historic recall against him. Republicans gathered Wednesday evening in Pewaukee to celebrate the anniversary of his victory.

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Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Public Speaks Out on Proposed Law Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortion

Lawmakers heard public testimony on legislation that would require an ultrasound before an abortion could be performed
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

Some GOP legislators want to require women seeking an abortion, to first, undergo an ultrasound.

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Economy & Business
3:31 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Koss Corp. Keeps Quality in Mind While Reinventing Headphones

The original SP3 Stereophones introduced by Koss in 1958.
Credit Koss Corporation

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Michael Koss, CEO of Milwaukee headphone maker Koss Corporation.

They seem ubiquitous now. At the gym, on the bus, in the grocery store, headphones are part of our aural landscape.

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Arts & Culture
12:19 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

3 Ways to Make Cycling as Easy as, Well, Riding a Bike

A decked out bicyclist takes to some urban trails.
Credit Jason Pier/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author and former bike racer Grant Peterson.

Before you go out and buy a ton of  gear for your summer bicycling adventures, former bike racer Grant Peterson has some advice - chill out. 

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Health & Science
11:44 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Barriers to Mental Health Services Could Remain Despite Budgetary Help

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Walter Laux, the director of Behavioral Health Services for Community Advocates.

Wisconsin soon could see a big increase in funding for mental health services.

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