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Gogebic Taconite Gets Exploratory Permit

May 31, 2013

The DNR has granted an exploratory permit to Gogebic Taconite, the company that wants to open a giant iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

Marti Mikkelson

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has decided whom he wants to head the parks system: John Dargle.

Susan Bence

The Kewaunee nuclear power plant started shutting down this month. It’ll take 60 years to finish the job.

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A group of GOP state lawmakers sent a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday, saying they cannot support the proposed state budget, in its current form.

Sherman Park Senior Living

Sherman Park Senior Living Community celebrated its grand opening this week.

Republican negotiators are considering a plan to expand Wisconsin's Choice or voucher program statewide, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Jon Strelecki

As our county's population ages, the number of people with dementia continues to rise. On previous editions of UWM Today, we've talked about some of the many challenges facing those who suffer from dementia and those who care for people with the condition.

On today's program, we consider a new aspect of helping those with dementia and Alzheimer's, and it involves something as simple as lowering the level of noise during mealtime in nursing homes.

zagatbuzz, flickr

The next time a bartender asks you what you’re having, you could say you’re in the mood for that heady combination of juniper, grains of paradise, wormwood, and olive.

penguinbush, flickr

The moon is an essential part of our lives, being found in song, stories, science, history, mythology, and elsewhere.

John Dargle is in line to become Milwaukee County's next parks director. Dargle has headed the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia.

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