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A study by a group that has long advocated for the Affordable Care Act says the plan known as Trumpcare could cost much more.

Kevin Kane from Citizen Action of Wisconsin say they looked at the tax credit changes.

He says someone with a current Affordable Health Care policy will be paying much more..

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The nation's teachers gather this week in Boston for their annual meeting and a Wisconsin delegate says there are four key areas under discussion.

Ron Martin of Eau Claire is a teacher President of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state's largest teachers union. He's heading to the annual National Education Association meeting. Martin says a top issue is a teacher shortage.

He says Wisconsin was one of the first states to see a lack of recruits to teaching. He says they are working with high school and college students..

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Minocqua will spend upwards of $13,000 on professional services to find a solution to high water flooding a neighborhood on Minocqua’s west side. It was one of two water-related issues confronting the board Tuesday, June 19th. The other was a request by a couple on Lake Tomahawk to put slow, no wake buoys in front of their dock.

Friday, June 23 Evening Newscast

Jun 23, 2017

Judge Says Unabomber Has More Freedom Than Lincoln Hills Juveniles

Jun 23, 2017
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A federal judge tells state juvenile prison officials to curb their use of pepper spray, restraints, and solitary confinement, saying that Unabomber Ted Kaczynski has "less restrictive confinement than the youth at Lincoln Hills."

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A Rhinelander-area woman charged with second-degree reckless homicide will have her case continue in Oneida County Circuit Court.

28 year old Ellen Tran was arrested after the death of a step-child in April. Friday, Tran's attorney Amy Sholz again asked that charges be dismissed for lack of evidence.

Judge Patrick O'Melia denied the motion and found there was enough evidence to bind Tran over for trial.

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Forest county and Crandon law enforcement officials say the death of a 25 year old Lac du Flambeau woman this week was likely a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Three persons were taken into custody and are facing charges.

Sheriff John Dennee and Crandon Police Chief Dan Packard report said the woman's death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A coroner earlier this week identified her as 25 year old Savanna Larson.

Wisconsin Ag Institute Working On Better Organic Seeds

Jun 23, 2017
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Growing organic corn has always had its challenges, but researchers at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy are working on developing breeds specifically suited to help farmers who want to grow organic corn.

These newer breeds have to be strong enough to compete with weeds for nutrition, resist pests and diseases, and adapt to changing conditions.

Wednesday, June 21 Evening Newscast

Jun 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22 Evening Newscast

Jun 22, 2017

West Nile Virus Identified in Wisconsin Birds

Jun 22, 2017
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A dozen birds in eight counties have tested positive for West Nile Virus; that’s according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

 

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne illness mosquitos contract from infected birds. Rob Deede, a public health nurse for the Oneida County Health Department, says be aware of strange bird deaths.

 

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The name of the woman who died in a shooting incident Wednesday in Crandon has been released to media outlets.

WJFW TV reports Medical Examiner Larry Mathein said the person who died was 25 year old Savanna Larson of Lac du Flambeau. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday in Fond du Lac.

The names of the person's taken into custody following the shooting have not been released.

Law enforcement was called about 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to 200 East Cobb Boulevard where Larson's body was found and the persons were taken into custody.

New Medicare Card to Protect Against Identity Theft

Jun 22, 2017
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  New Medicare cards that do not include social security numbers are being phased in to help prevent identity theft. Frank Frassetto, the administrator for the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection, says the new cards will be sent in the mail and the change will be automatic. He says no action will be required by the cardholder and says instead of a social security number, the card will include a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier that will be used for billing and checking eligibility and claim status.

 

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