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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Federal Court Upholds Act 10

A panel of federal judges Friday concurred with Gov. Walker's law restricting collective bargaining rights for public unions.

A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.

Two unions representing city of Madison and Dane County workers filed a lawsuit in 2011, alleging the law violated their right to free assembly and equal protection.

U.S. District Judge William Conley found the restrictions constitutional last year. 

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Arts & Culture
12:48 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature

Composer Cheryl Leonard looks to nature's micro-aural worlds for her music.
Credit Cheryl Leonard, allwaysnorth.com

Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.

That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer Cheryl Leonard was in the woods, improvising with a friend. She took a rosined bow and bowed the bark of a tree and other nature objects to explore their sounds. Although she did not hear much, she explored the idea further by amplifying the micro-aural worlds around us. That is the music to Leonard’s ears.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

What To Do About DOT's $650 Million Funding Gap

The Zoo Interchange reconstruction is one huge project consuming the transportation budget.
Credit Bob Bach

The state is projecting a huge deficit in the budget that pays for highways, local roads and public transit.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Milwaukee Eagle Scout Candidate Aims to Encourage Bicycling

Richard Reinhard and grandson Zebedee Summers foreground; background, Evan Pack (seated) and Cohl Wiesbrookp-Peterikat Vulture Space

As spring starts, more people are thinking about venturing out on their bicycles. Zebedee Summers is on a multi-generational mission to inspire more biking.

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Health & Science
1:01 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Robotic Exo-Skeleton Allows Paralyzed Madison Vet to Stand Up and Walk

Dan Rose's $130,000 exo-skeleton suit was a donation from a non-profit called "Soldier Socks."
Credit Erin Toner

You probably remember learning about exo-skeletons back in biology class – beetles have them. So do lobsters. Well now, we can add humans to that list.

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