local • 3A
King memorial held at BTC
Dozens of people wrote their dreams on construction-paper hands and taped them to a wall in the Blackhawk Technical College commons. The dream hands were a backdrop for the Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration held Saturday at BTC. The event marks 50 years since King’s assassination. The theme of the event was “A Dream Deferred,” a reference to Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem.”
state • 2A
State trying to settle lawsuits
With Gov. Scott Walker planning to close Wisconsin’s teen prison, his administration is in settlement talks with attorneys for juvenile inmates who have sued over conditions there. Teen inmates represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and Juvenile Law Center sued state officials a year ago over conditions at Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls, which share a campus 30 miles north of Wausau.
nation/world • 8B-9B
Medicaid plan spurs concerns
Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid. Whether that’s a commonsense approach or an added burden that will end up costing many Americans their health insurance will now be debated in states across the country considering the landmark change to the nation’s largest health insurance program.