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The Role of School Resource Officers in Wausau Schools

Updated: 08/29/2014 - A new proposal by the Wausau School District and the city aims to increase the number of student safety officers on campus. Though the school district and police department have very different jobs, they share the common objective of keeping children safe.
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Next Step in John Doe Document Release Unclear

Posted: 08/19/2014 - It's unclear whether a federal appeals court will release nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign.

Louisiana Gov. Suing Feds over Common Core

Posted: 08/27/2014 - Louisiana's Republican governor is planning to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

Doctors Say School Day Should Start Later

Posted: 08/25/2014 - U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.

Report: Cost to Raise a Child Tops $245,000

Posted: 08/18/2014 - A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult.

The Role of School Resource Officers in Wausau Schools

Updated: 08/29/2014 - A new proposal by the Wausau School District and the city aims to increase the number of student safety officers on campus. Though the school district and police department have very different jobs, they share the common objective of keeping children safe.

Preview of Move-in Day at UW-Stevens Point Dorms

Updated: 08/28/2014 - Thursday, August 28, is move in day for first year students at the UW Stevens Point campus. Information and Outreach Coordinator Kate Reck shared many helpful tips to ease this transition for students and parents alike.

CEO Named for HealthCare.gov

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.

New Call for Regulations on E-cigarettes

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.

Obama Offers new Accommodations on Birth Control

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

Study: Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio Immunity

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already gotten the drops boosted their immunity.

The Great Outdoors with Mark and Chad : Youth Heritage Days

Updated: 08/28/2014 - As fall quickly approaches so does the upcoming hunting season. For many kids, fall also is the start of the sports season with organized activities for the high school season. For others, it also is the beginning of the upcoming fall hunting season.

The Great Outdoors with Mark and Chad : Smokey Bear

Updated: 08/14/2014 - One of the most popular mascots recognized in the United States, celebrated its 70-year-old birthday in August and in this week's The Great Outdoors with Mark and Chad, we learn more about Smokey Bear.

Packers Beat Chiefs 34-14 in Backup QB Battle

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night.

Stewart to Return to Competition Sunday

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

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