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PHOTO: Today is World Stroke Day. Nicky Leto of Fall River, Wis., was just 23 years old when she had a stroke, and now that she's recovered, she helps the American Stroke Association of Wisconsin spread the word about the warning signs of stroke. Photo courtesy American Stroke Association - Wisconson.

FALL RIVER, Wis. - On a June morning three years ago, Nicky Leto of Fall River - who was 23 at the time - awoke with a bad headache and some numbness in her left side. She went to work not knowing that she was having a stroke. "I never really knew the signs of a stroke and I just continued with my ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new anonymous national tip line established by the Human Society of the U.S. will enable farm workers to report cruelty and abuse of farm animals without fear of workplace retaliation. Photo credit: Kathy Milani/Humane Society of the United States.

MADISON, Wis. - Whistleblowers in Wisconsin could earn a reward of up to $5,000 if their tip leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the abuse of farm animals. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has just launched a national tip line where callers can report animal abuse...Read More

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PHOTO: The nonpartisan watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says the state Supreme Court is compromised because of so many conflicts of interest, mainly involving political campaign contributions. (Photo of Wis. Supreme Court Chambers courtesy of Wis. Court System)

MADISON, Wis. – The future of the now stalled John Doe probe into alleged campaign finance law violations by Gov. Scott Walker could rest with the state Supreme Court. But Mike McCabe, executive director of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, says four of the seven justices were el...Read More

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PHOTO: Attorney Chris Stombaugh, president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, says a recent $25 million medical malpractice award in a Milwaukee case, where a woman lost all her limbs because of a missed diagnosis, is a reasonable award, given the catastrophic nature of the woman's injuries. (Photo courtesy of Wisc. Assn. for Justice)

MADISON, Wis. - The president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice says a recent verdict demonstrates a need for change in the state's malpractice laws. A Milwaukee woman, Ascaris Mayo, who lost all four limbs because of medical malpractice, recently won a more than $25 million jury verdict, in...Read More

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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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