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    PNS Daily News - May 22, 20150 

    Featured on our Friday rundown: new charges in Baltimore against a half dozen police officers in the Freddy Gray case; high school graduation rates are up in Ohio, but disparities persist; a professor says he was punished for raising questions about GMO crops; and tips on safety and avoiding road rage as the summer travel season kicks into gear.

Public News Service - Wisconsin

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey foundation shows strong evidence that children grow up best when they are nourished by strong and supportive relationships with their caregivers. About 13 percent of the 6,500 Wisconsin children in foster care are placed in non-family settings.

MADISON, Wis. – Children grow up best when they're in a family-like setting, with strong relationships with their caregivers, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. However, the report says about 13 percent of the 6,500 Wisconsin children in foster care are placed in non...Read More

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PHOTO: A report from the non-partisan Wisconsin Budget Project says the state could avoid the deep budget cuts proposed by the Walker administration by doing away with tax breaks the state can no longer afford, and by accepting federal assistance to expand the state's BadgerCare program. Photo credit: WI Legislature

MADISON, Wis. - New estimates from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau show there will be no additional tax revenue to help lawmakers avoid the deep budget cuts proposed by Governor Scott Walker. The director of the non-partisan Wisconsin Budget Project, Jon Peacock, says there's a way around what he call...Read More

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Photo: Disgraced former Republican State Assembly Leader Scott Jensen has been named "Influence Peddler of the Month," a new feature from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. WDC Executive Director Matt Rothschild says most people think Jensen disappeared from politics after his long legal fight against ethics charges, but Rothschild says Jensen still is one of the major power-brokers under the Capitol dome as a highly paid lobbyist. Photo credit: Wisconsin Blue Book

MADISON, Wis. - Saying the citizens have a right to know who's pulling the levers of power in the state Legislature, the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign has launched a new feature called "Influence Peddler of the Month." The feature will be part of the group's website,, according...Read More

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Photo: Turquoise Takeover is a part of National Women's Lung Health Week, the second week in May. The American Lung Association uses the color turquoise, as seen here on the hands of these volunteers, to help bring awareness to the fact that lung cancer kills more women than the next three cancers combined. Many Wisconsin buildings and landmarks will be illuminated in turquoise this week to help draw attention to the need for research funding to beat lung cancer. Photo credit: ALA of Wisconsin

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The second full week in May is National Women's Lung Health Week. Kim Schmidt is a member of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin's Leadership Board and chair of the Lung Force Women's Cabinet. She says people don't realize what a horrible killer lung cancer is. Lung...Read More

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Photo: When you click "agree" on an internet purchase, you may be unwittingly giving up the right to settle a dispute by going to court. Photo credit Wisconsin Association for Justice

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Most consumers do it without thinking, clicking "agree" on an Internet purchase of goods or services, and studies show 75 percent of customers have no idea that they've more than likely signed away some rights. Milwaukee attorney Ann Jacobs said most of these agreements contain wh...Read More

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PHOTO: The American Stroke Association designates May as National Stroke Month, and Damond Boatwright, a senior executive with SSM Health Care of Wisconsin, says quick action is critical with stroke victims. He says time lost is brain function lost. Photo courtesy SSM Health Care of WI

MADISON, Wis. – Stroke is a medical emergency that can happen to anyone at any time and any age, and if it doesn't kill you, it may leave you physically or mentally impaired. The American Stroke Association designates May as National Stroke Month, and Damond Boatwright, regional president/CE...Read More

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PHOTO: A suburban Milwaukee mother and her daughter, both breast cancer survivors, will participate in the 20th annual American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walk. presented by Kohl's Cares, on Saturday at Veteran's Park in Milwaukee. Both say they are alive to tell their story today because they are firm believers in self-examination and early detection. Photo credit:

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - There was no way for Jill Karas of St. Francis to predict in 2008 that she would soon be facing a breast-cancer diagnosis. Nor could she imagine that in 2013 her daughter Gina, who lives in Pewaukee, would be diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Both went through extensive treatm...Read More

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PHOTO:Proposed changes to Wisconsin's SeniorCare program, which helps state residents 65 and older pay for their prescription medications, could force seniors off the program.

MADISON, Wis. - Changes to the Wisconsin SeniorCare plan are being considered in the proposed state budget, including capping enrollment and increasing the current annual premium. The plan helps about 85,000 Wisconsin senior citizens afford their medications. Helen Marks Dicks, state issues advoca...Read More

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