The School District of Rhinelander is bringing in an expert from the state Department of Justice to talk with students and parents about internet crimes and safety.
The district has been dealing with a recent investigation of students sharing explicit photos via social media and on cell phones.
As a result of the school’s investigation about ten students were briefly suspended, but Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says it became clear that the problem was broader and more systemic than just a few students.
Many homes have carbon monoxide detectors, but a Wisconsin Public Service spokesperson says you should also be careful as you head to your deer hunting shelter. The camps often have debris collect in vents and other places and could lead to problems.
WPS spokesperson Leah Van Zile...
".....it's importatnt that heating equipment is inspected annually. Make sure all of the venting is properly clear of any debris, any nests that have been built up by birds or mice, really all of those furnaces and heating sources need to be vented properly...."
Oneida County Public Health Nurse Charlotte Ahrens says the disease is widespread...
"....excluding cancer of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women, accounting for 29 percent of newly-diagnosed cancers. A woman in the U.S. has a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer...."
A progressive-leaning group says Wisconsin's health insurance rates are much higher than Minnesota's. A state spokesperson says the group is not comparing apples to apples and the report is politically-motivated.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin says they've looked at Wisconsin's health insurance rates under the Affordable Health Care Act and found a large difference in costs between the two states. At the heart of the issue is the rejection of federal funds under Obamacare by Wisconsin to help fund health care for low income people.
Next we hear from Mick Fiocchi, President of the Northern Lakes Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Fiocchi says a recent state report highlights the impact suicide has on the state.
NAMI Northern Lakes President Mick Fiocchi. Fiocchi says the report also details how suicide rates are higher where people have less access to trained mental health professionals.