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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 15, 2016

Town Of Lincoln Chair Explains Liquid Manure Irrigation Ban

Town of Lincoln Chair Cory Cochart said his town recently banned liquid manure irrigation because of health risks related to breathing in the liquid spray’s pathogens. Cochart said he is prepared to stand up to higher government officials who want to override the town's decision.

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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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April 15, 2016

Attorney Representing Unions Explains Right-To-Work Ruling

Attorney Frederick Perillo is representing private sector unions in their lawsuit against the state. He said Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Foust ruled in labor unions' favor last week because of a law that says the government cannot require entities to provide services to someone without just compensation. Perillo said his argument is based on longstanding Wisconsin precedent.

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April 8, 2016

Former Senate Staffer Questions Intent Behind Voter I.D. Law

Todd Allbaugh said as legislators shaped the current voter I.D. law in closed caucus sessions, they talked about how the law would benefit the Republican party. Allbaugh said the intent behind the law's creation led him to abandon both his job and the Republican party.

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April 8, 2016

State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley On Election Win

State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley defeated Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg in Tuesday's election. Bradley said she believes judicial elections are still nonpartisan, despite the politicization of the campaigning process. Her 10-year term lasts until 2026.

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April 8, 2016

Analysts On Both Sides Say High Turnout Driven By Stop Trump

Former Commerce Secretary for Gov. Tommy Thompson Bill McCoshen and One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said Republicans had a stronger voter turnout because of the "Never Trump" sentiment circulating in the state. That Republican turnout also played into Rebecca Bradley's win over JoAnne Kloppenburg, as Bradley received more support from Republicans than her opponent.

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April 8, 2016

Sanders' Big Wisconsin Win Doesn't Win Him Many Delegates

WPR's Shawn Johnson said even though Bernie Sanders won the majority in almost all Congressional districts in Wisconsin, he didn't win by a large enough margin to receive more delegates than Hillary Clinton. Democrats in Wisconsin award delegates proportionally by district, rather than winner-take-all as the GOP does. Sanders ended the night with 49 delegates to Clinton's 44.

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