Differing Opinions in Wisconsin as House Prepares to Vote on Health Care Bill

It’s been a little more than two weeks since House Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have lined up to blast it. Yet, Speaker Paul Ryan says the House will vote on an updated version Thursday.

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Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

A few years ago, the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum reported the state was facing a looming nursing shortage, due to an aging population and an aging workforce.

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Marquette Law School has released its first poll of 2017. It asks Wisconsin residents to weigh in on a number of topics, including President Donald Trump's job performance.

The poll says 41 percent of registered voters approve of how Trump is handling the job of president. Forty-four percent disapprove, while 16 percent reported they haven't formed an opinion.

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Humans are not perfect.  We all know that very well by the time we get to be adults.  But part of the pain of adolescence is coming to terms with the fact that our parents, whom we might have idolized in our young childhood, are as imperfect as anyone.

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It’s been almost 30 years since scientists first discovered their first exoplanet - a planet orbiting a star other than our own sun. But the scientific community is especially excited now with the discovery late last month of the most earth-like exoplanets yet.

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Alan Lomax wore many hats in his life. He was a musician, folklorist, oral historian, archivist and ethnomusicologist, among other things. Lomax is perhaps most remembered for his work as a field collector of folk music, recording thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress. 

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In a midday attack near the U.K. Parliament building, an assailant killed three civilians and a police officer before being shot to death, British authorities say.

At least 40 people were injured in the attack, which police describe as a terrorist incident. Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said police believe they know, but aren't ready to release, the name of the man they believe was a single attacker.

A Russian billionaire paid former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort millions of dollars to boost the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reports. The new allegations arise months after Manafort resigned from the campaign amid concerns over his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.

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The future of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservancy, known by many as The Domes, has been thrown into doubt in recent years when structural concerns forced their temporary closure.

Milwaukee County operates the Domes and has explored several possibilities regarding what to do with them, including demolition of one or more of the three structures. The county hired the firm GRAEF to study what it would take to save the buildings.

The United States Concert Band

The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of U.S. Navy, will be in Milwaukee Wednesday to perform at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Milwaukee is one of 23 cities hosting a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2017 tour.

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The often-dreaded April 15th deadline for filing tax returns to the federal and state governments is just under a month away. It's a busy season for tax preparers - both professional and amateur.

But in the haste and the pressure many feel to get our taxes filed, it is also a season in which some of us could fall victim to scams or other fraud. The sophistication of tax scams has been on the rise for a few years now, according to tax consultant Nick Hammernik. 

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