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Senators press leadership to extend student loan program

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 05 November 2015 02:10

Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin and 53 colleagues pressed the Senate leadership in late October to extend the federal student loan program that expired on Sept. 30.

The House unanimously voted on Sept. 28 for an extension but the Perkins loan program expired with the new fiscal year due to Senate inaction.

New Mexico city divided over proposal to name streets for King, Chavez

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 02 November 2015 09:42

A proposal to rename Roswell, New Mexico, streets after Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez has divided officials and residents.

City councilors flung accusations of racial and ethnic bias while discussing the proposal during a recent meeting.

Show horse found slaughtered in Florida

Written by The AP Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:29

Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the United States, a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida.

Study shines light on campus sexual violence

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:00

About 11.7 percent of students across 27 universities reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force, threats of physical force, or incapacitation since they enrolled.

How do companies prey on your weaknesses?
A Q&A with the author of 'Phishing for Phools'

Written by Matthew Craft,
AP writer
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 21:35

It's no secret we do things we know we shouldn't. We overeat, gamble away our savings and live like tomorrow will never come. One reason, two Nobel laureates argue, is that there are plenty of businesses happy to lead us astray.

Blood sculpture draws attention to FDA ban on gay donors

Written by The AP Monday, 02 November 2015 09:28

Blood Mirror.' by Jordan Eagles.

An art installation opening in New York City draws attention to a federal ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

Sanders would remove marijuana from list of federally outlawed drugs

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:37

Citing a recent FBI report that someone in the United States is arrested every minute on marijuana charges, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a nationwide meeting of college students on Oct. 28 that he would take marijuana off the federal government’s list of outlawed drugs.

Joe Biden won't seek presidential nomination in 2016

Written by WiG Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:49

In remarks made in the Rose Garden at the White House on Oct. 21, Vice President Joe Biden said he would not seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

South Dakota campaign drives for medical marijuana

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 03 November 2015 06:39

New Approach South Dakota is collecting signatures for a proposal to make medical marijuana legal.

Substantial sponsorships: Nonprofits becoming more comfortable accepting pot donations

Written by IVAN MORENO
Associated Press
Friday, 30 October 2015 06:33

One marijuana business hosts an annual golf tournament in Denver to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Another Colorado pot company donates to a gay-rights advocacy group and is a sponsor of an AIDS walk.

Teachers not loving McDonald’s McTeacher’s Nights

Written by WiG Thursday, 22 October 2015 21:34

The National Education Association and more than 50 state and local teachers unions are calling on McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook to end McTeacher’s Nights.

PETA turns 35, still using sex and shock for animal causes

Written by SUE MANNING
Associated Press
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 16:39

PETA has done a lot with a little sex, shock and shame.

One of the longest-running and sexiest stunts you will see in online ads around the world is a group of naked women who choose to wear nothing rather than wear fur, said Ingrid Newkirk, president and co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.