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Health & Science
2:39 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Wisconsin Approves First Batch of Health Insurers for Federal Exchange

The Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner's office has okayed the participation of 13 insurance companies in the new federal marketplace. Now they need federal approval.

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Environment
2:24 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Gardening for All Five Senses

Melinda Myers shows us how to garden with more than just sight in mind.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews gardening expert Melinda Myers on using all five sense in the garden.

Amid the lively chaos at the Wisconsin State Fair lies a little oasis with cooler temperatures and greener horizons.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Wisconsin Plus 48 Years of the Voting Rights Act

Wisconsin remains a leader in terms of voter turnout

The U.S. enacted the Voting Right Act on August 6, 1965, prohibiting states and communities from imposing prerequisites on voting, that could make it difficult for people of color to cast ballots.

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Regional
12:38 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

New Dictionary Defines Bubbler, Sheepshead and Other Wisconsin Terms

The Dictionary of American Regional English defines geographically specific words and terms
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Lake Effect's Amy Kylie talks to Joan Houston Hall about The Dictionary of American Regional English

If you’ve celebrated a golden birthday, played Sheepshead or directed a thirsty friend to the bubbler … you are probably a cheesehead.

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Health & Science
12:08 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Chinese Researcher on Probation for Stealing Drug from Medical College

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Hua Jun Zhao to time already served in jail (4 1/2 months), plus two years probation.

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