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PHOTO: A recently released  study from AAA indicates that many of the new hands-free technology systems may be much more distracting than most drivers think they are. (Photo courtesy of AAA)

MADISON, Wis. – A recently released study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) shows three out of four drivers believe hands-free technology in their car is safe to use, but that may not always be the case. Nick Jarmusz, public affairs director for AAA-Wisconsin, says a study was j...Read More

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PHOTO: Friday, Oct. 17, is National Mammography Day. The American Cancer Society says early detection is critical in successfully treating breast cancer. Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - October 17 is recognized as National Mammography Day by the American Cancer Society, and it's a day cancer survivor Jennifer Ott of Milwaukee wants women to take action. "I was diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer at the age of 40, two months after my 40 birthday and while I was...Read More

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PHOTO: The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin–Madison over what the group claims is lack of transparency regarding its planned testing of baby primates. Photo courtesy of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

MADISON, Wis. - This "monkey business" is no laughing matter. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit this week against the University of Wisconsin at Madison, accusing the university of a "lack of transparency" concerning pending research on baby monkeys. Kelsey Eberly, litigation fe...Read More

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PHOTO: Festival Foods is one of many Wisconsin companies that sell pink-themed items, like these cookies, in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Think Before You Pink campaign does not discourage pink purchases in any way, but wants consumers to be aware of where their money is really going. Photo credit: Post Crescent Media

MAIDSON, Wis. – Many Wisconsin-based companies sell pink products during October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But Karuna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action, is asking consumers to get informed and think critically about how much of the money they spend on pink items in ...Read More

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IMAGE: Today is World Mental Health Day, and a UW-Health psychiatrist says the nation needs to devote more resources to help understand and treat people suffering from mental illness. Image courtesy of the World Health Organization.

MADISON, Wis. - According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, at any given time, 19 percent of the state's population suffers from some sort of mental illness, and 4.6 percent have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Today is World Mental Health Day, and Dr. Michael Peterson, ...Read More

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PHOTO: Same-sex marriages are now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals from Wisconsin and four other states regarding the matter. Some Wisconsin county clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately following the decision. Photo courtesy of Michael Sears, One Wisconsin Now.

MADISON, Wis. - Same-sex marriage is now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal from Wisconsin and four other states on the issue. County clerks in several Wisconsin counties began issuing same-sex marriage licenses immediately after the decision was an...Read More

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PHOTO: Technology jobs have the highest potential for salary growth in 2015, according to a report recently released by the consulting firm Robert Half International. Photo courtesy Piedmont Technical College.

MADISON, Wis. - The hot jobs in 2015 will be in the technology sector, according to a recent report from the human resources consulting firm Robert Half International. Compared with other job sectors, technology careers are paying big dividends and delivering fatter paychecks. Paul McDonald, senior...Read More

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PHOTO: An AARP national official says Wisconsinites need to quiz candidates this fall ahead of the November election on their positions on strengthening Social Security, Medicare, and health care in retirement. Photo courtesy of AARP.

MILWAUKEE - Candidates are not saying enough about how they would strengthen Social Security and improve financial security for older Wisconsinites, according to Eric Schneidewind, president-elect of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) National Board. He says their incomes have not ke...Read More

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