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April 29, 2016

WCIJ Report On Human, Animal Waste Contaminating Water

In his most recent series of stories, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism reporter Ron Seely investigates the role of animal and human waste in contaminated drinking water in Wisconsin, particularly Kewaunee County. The full story will be released Sunday, May 1.

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April 29, 2016

Matt Rothschild Talks Democratic Presidential Candidates

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Matt Rothschild said it is "improbable" that Bernie Sanders will become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. While Sanders won every county but one in Wisconsin's primary, Rothschild said Wisconsin’s Sanders supporters will still likely vote for Hillary Clinton if she becomes the nominee.

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April 22, 2016

'1800 Days' Tackles Minority Achievement Gap From Young Age

Middleton Pastor Harold Rayford explained how vital a child's first five years of development are in preventing a minority achievement gap later in life. 1800 Days' website offers brochures listing development milestones that should be achieved in a child's first few years. More information can be found here: http://www.only1800days.org

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April 22, 2016

Kevin Moore Calls FoodShare Program A Success

Kevin Moore of Wisconsin Department of Health Services said 12,000 people who enrolled in the FoodShare program entered the workforce this past year. Moore said with more than 80,000 vacant jobs in the state, the FoodShare program wants to make sure people get the training they need to enter the workforce.

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April 22, 2016

Hunger Task Force Director Calls FoodShare Reform A Failure

Milwaukee-based Hunger Task Force Director Sherri Tussler said 65 percent of people who participated in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program lost their food assistance and did not gain employment. More than 41,000 people lost access to food stamps this past year after a new law mandated FoodShare recipients to seek employment in order to receive benefits.

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April 22, 2016

Overcrowding In Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center

Milwaukee County Chief Judge Maxine White explains how ongoing problems at Lincoln Hills Youth Prison have led to deteriorating conditions and overcrowding in Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center. She called the conditions at Lincoln Hills "deplorable."

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April 22, 2016

Wisconsin Survey Reveals Post-Primary Voter Preferences

In a survey conducted by St. Norbert College, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, voters revealed they would likely not put Donald Trump in the White House. Between Trump and HIllary Clinton, respondents sided with Clinton at 46 percent and Trump at 34 percent. Between Bernie Sanders and Trump, Sanders received 52 percent of support with Trump at 33 percent.

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April 15, 2016

UW-Madison Expert Analyzes Liquid Manure Irrigation Safety

University of Wisconsin Professor Ken Genskow is chair of a work group studying the safety of the controversial method known as liquid manure irrigation.

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April 15, 2016

Attorney General Brad Schimel On Future Of Right-To-Work Law

Last week, Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Foust struck down Wisconsin’s right-to-work law in a lawsuit between the state and a group of worker unions. Attorney General Brad Schimel said he hopes for a stay on the case until the Court of Appeals can issue a ruling.

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April 15, 2016

UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Outlines Impact Of Budget Cuts

University of Wisconsin System chancellors were scheduled to give five-minute presentations regarding how their respective campuses are handling budget cuts to the Board of Regents last week, before UW System President Ray Cross cancelled them and instead requested one-page reports. UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt said his campus received a 26 percent cut in state appropriations.

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