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Anita Weier

Keith Ripp and other Madison-area parents have spent thousands of dollars to test and tutor their children for dyslexia. They think this is something Wisconsin school districts should more aggressively pursue. more

Nov 19, 2009 3:00 PM News

Josh Zepnick has a deeply personal reason for proposing two controversial laws affecting the sale of alcohol in Wisconsin. "The guy who killed my sister had been drinking all day, on Sept. 8, 1990," says the Democratic state Assemblyman from Milwaukee. Afterward, he looked for ways to make a difference. "I became interested in urban policy and how public safety is affected." more

Sep 10, 2009 2:00 PM News

A 13.5-foot-high electrical fence keeps prisoners in the Oakhill Correctional Institution in Fitchburg. Something electrifying is also happening inside. Men who flunked out or zoned out are now learning from dedicated teachers, obtaining a vital key to their future lives. The prison teaches basic reading and math skills, as well as vocations including horticulture, building services and computer skills. more

Aug 13, 2009 2:00 PM News