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VA Nominee McDonald goes Before Congress

Posted: 07/22/2014 - President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.

Student Musicians Learn Suzuki Method

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Summer time is the season for sending kids off to camp and one program in Stevens Point is helping kids get a healthy attitude through music.

Court: UW Protester's Injunction Must be Refined

Posted: 07/16/2014 - The state Supreme Court says a judge properly issued a restraining order against a frequent University of Wisconsin System protester but he must refine it because it's too broad.

Mixed Reviews for Healthier School Lunch Fare

Posted: 07/14/2014 - School cafeteria managers on the hunt for foods that are healthy and will also please finicky students are sampling bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and other alternatives at a convention in Boston.

Governors Group Skirts 'Radioactive' Common Core

Posted: 07/13/2014 - Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom.

Medicare Hospital Fund to Last 4 Years Longer

Posted: 07/28/2014 - The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 -- four years later than last year's estimate.

Local Family Shares Story of Elder Abuse

Updated: 07/24/2014 - In Marathon, Lincoln and Langlade counties alone more than 45 to 50 cases of elder abuse and neglect are reported every month. In a story that first aired Wednesday on NewsChannel 7 at 10, we told you what local law enforcement is doing to crack down on elder abuse. Since then, many viewers have come forward to share their personal stories.

Government Drafting Birth Control Accommodation

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

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