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Environment
2:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Essay: Does Technology Really Make Our Lives Easier?

Commentator George Berdes in the Northwoods
Credit George Berdes

Essayist George Berdes has some thoughts on the double-edged sword that is technology.

Joan Chittister has long been one of my favorite writers and always leads me to new insights and heights of understanding. Her most recent effort centered, of all things, on a bathtub. And what she did was hammer home an important fact of life in this speedway, helter-skelter 21st century. This is the way she put it:

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Education
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.
Credit Dvawarenessmural.blogspot.com

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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