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Kay Nolan combines solid research and thorough reporting with impeccable writing skills and journalistic integrity to produce top-quality writing, from brief articles to entire publications.

Kay tackles the difficult subjects, such as scientific research, medical and health issues, government regulation and business and financial news in a way that is accurate and truly informative, while at the same time easy for the average reader to understand.

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New York Times

In 3 Key States That Elected Trump, Bitter Divisions on Reopening

In Wisconsin, residents woke up to a state of confusion on Thursday after the conservative majority on the State Supreme Court sided with the Republican majority in the Legislature on Wednesday night, overturning a statewide stay-at-home order by Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat. In Michigan, hundreds of protesters, many of them armed, turned out at the State Capitol in a drenching rainstorm. The state closed the building in advance and canceled the legislative session, rather than risk a repeat of an April protest in which angry protesters carrying long guns crowded inside.

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New York Times

A Few Thousand Protest Stay-at- Home Order at Wisconsin State Capitol

A crowd of a few thousand gathered at Wisconsin’s State Capitol on Friday, the latest demonstration by conservative activists against statewide stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The protesters, bearing Trump campaign attire, Tea Party regalia and American flags, condemned Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, and his extension of “Safer at Home,” a declaration requiring Wisconsinites to practice social distancing and to close nonessential businesses through May 26.

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New York Times

5 Killed in Shooting at Molson Coors in Milwaukee

In a city renowned for its brewing tradition, the sprawling Molson Coors campus was an icon in itself, a place known for decades to Milwaukee locals as the
old Miller Brewery. But on Wednesday afternoon, officials said, a worker still in his uniform stormed the facility and began shooting. He killed five people, all fellow employees. “It’s frightening,” said Representative Gwen Moore, a Democrat whose district includes Milwaukee, and whose congressional office includes a Miller High Life sign.

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Milwaukee Magazine

Around the Clock

A few hours later, there were 2,500 more “shares,” and by July 10, another 11,151 people had shared the post, which attracted more than 5,000 comments. The hot topic?
Nurses and their long hours.
“I can make myself get up at 5 a.m. to make sure your mother had the
medicine she needs,” reads the message posted on the NursingGuide.ph
Facebook page.

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Christian Science Monitor

The new classroom is a factory

Former lab technician Annette Helmich is thrilled to have a new, in-demand skill and a full-time job to go with it – welding machinery.
While Ms. Helmich started learning her new craft by spending four weeks
at a local community college, she says she polished her welding skills on the factory floor of her new employer, AGCO Corp.

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CQ Researcher

Domestic Poverty, Can stricter work mandates reduce the poverty rate?

A decade after the 2007-09 financial crisis and the weak recovery that followed, the U.S. poverty rate has reverted to prerecession levels, but extreme poverty is worsening.
Economists attribute this situation to widening
income disparity, wage stagnation, a scarcity of affordable housing and the growing prevalence of part-time or temporary employment.

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CQ Researcher

Foster Care, Can the System Handle Soaring Demand?

Increasing demand for foster care and adoption services is overwhelming state and private child-placement agencies across the country, a trend stemming largely from parental opioid abuse that has shattered families and orphaned thousands of children.
Overworked caseworkers are boarding children in hotels, state offices and even cars while they scramble to find homes for them, even as many states cut spending on programs that benefit children and families.

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