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Local News Briefs Friday 9/5/14

Baldwin On Health Care

 

(WRN) U-S
Senator Tammy Baldwin says it’s unacceptable that 38-thousand Wisconsin
residents will have to wait until next year to obtain coverage through federal
health exchanges. Baldwin is asking the
federal government to give them a second chance right away to enroll in
coverage plans. The Wisconsin Democrat says she wants to work with Governor
Walker to identify the people in the gap and get them covered.

 

Stop
ID Theft

 

(WRN)A
back to school lesson on protecting your identity. State Division of Trade and
Consumer Protection administrator Sandy Chalmers says college students can be
easy targets for identity thieves, so it’s important to stress the need to
shred documents with personal information on them, or to keep them locked up.
Chalmers
says students should also be cautious about doing online banking or shopping
when using un-secured Wi-Fi.

 

Court
& Class

 

(WRN)  Teachers are being invited to Madison for a chance to see the State Supreme
Court in session. It’s a program called Courts with Class run in conjunction
with the State Bar. Chief justice Shirley Abrahamson says students will get to
see crucial cases that were picked by the judges on review.  They’ll also get a chance to meet one of the
justices and ask questions about the justice system in the state.

 

Getting Your
Degree

 

(WRN) Working
parents and adults who started college but never completed their degree now
have a new, affordable opportunity to earn a University of Wisconsin
degree at their own pace through the UW Colleges Flexible Option program. Other
institutions across the nation will be watching the progress of this
program.  UW System President Ray Cross
says this is a result of a landmark financial aid option approved by the U.S.
Department of Education for students in a competency-based flexible option
degree program.

 

Fondue Fest

As many as
20,000 people will be in downtown Fond
du Lac
on Saturday for Fondue Fest.  The event runs from 9am to 5pm and stretches
from Merrill to Western on historic Main
Street
  
There will be four music stages, numerous vendors and plenty of
activities for the kids.  After Fondue
Fest wraps up Thelma is hosting Copper Box from 5pm to 7pm on an outdoor stage
for The Fondue Fest Finale sponsored by K017.1.