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Environment
12:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Molybdenum in Well Water Remains a Murky Issue in Southeast Wisconsin

Barb and Clyde Perdzok didn't imagine "molybdenum" would become part of their vocabulary.

A tongue-twisting metal called molybdenum has entered the vocabulary of some people in southeastern Wisconsin. They’ve learned it’s in their well water.  The metal exists in the earth’s crust, but when concentrations increase, health concerns mount.  WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence met a Raymond couple grappling with the unknowns.

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Politics & Government
2:08 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Update: Legislature's Budget Committee Actions

Busy budget day inside state Capitol
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So far, during its state budget deliberations Tuesday, the Joint Finance Committee approved:

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Health & Science
11:08 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Wisconsin's Experiences With Tornadoes

More eyes on the sky during storms
Credit Susan Bence

Wisconsin is moving toward the time of year that produces the most tornadoes here. June has been the most common month for tornadoes to occur in Wisconsin. The average number to hit each year is 21.

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Politics & Government
9:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Lawmakers Look to Shift Power Structure

Some Wisconsin lawmakers favor changing the power structure for some state entities
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

The Legislature’s budget committee is supposed to decide Tuesday whether to give Gov. Walker the power to sell state-owned property.

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Environment
8:42 am
Tue May 21, 2013

No Pay For Play, DNR Plans "Free" Days

Anglers can fish without a license on state lakes and streams during the first weekend in June.

The Wisconsin DNR is offering a "free" weekend to lure people back to state parks and trails, or try a new activity at no charge.

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