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Wis. advocates gear up for health exchange launch

Posted: 09/14/2013 - More than 90,000 low-income residents across Wisconsin could lose Medicaid coverage after Dec. 31, and community organizers are gearing up to help them navigate the transition.

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Crow in La Crosse tests positive for West Nile

Posted: 09/13/2013 - The virus is spread to humans through infected mosquitoes. Health officials say most people infected with West Nile don't get sick. Fewer than 1 percent of those infected get seriously ill.

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Wis. speaker forms rural schools task force

Posted: 09/13/2013 - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has charged the task force to study a host of issues, including how rural schools can share innovations and efficiencies, transportation needs, strategies for long-term financial stability and how to handle declining enrollment.

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Wis. committee OKs drunken driving bills

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The Republican-authored measures would change third and fourth offenses from misdemeanors to felonies; ensure all second offenses are misdemeanors and all fourth offenses would be felonies; require mandatory court appearances; impose mandatory sentences for drunken drivers who injure or kill someone; and allow authorities to seize drunken drivers' cars.

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US measles tally already among worst in 15 years

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Before a vaccine became available about 50 years ago, nearly all children got measles by their 15th birthday. In those days, nearly 500 Americans died from measles each year.

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