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New home, new services, new hope for kids

Published On: Feb 19 2014 04:21:51 PM CST

As we learn more about achievement gaps and success in school, preparing our kids for college or jobs in our communities, we learn more about the barriers to such success. A lot of kids have it real rough, dealing with health issues, family problems, poverty and more. It can be overwhelming.

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  • PHOTOS: 27 tons of documents destroyed during Shredfest 2016

    The free ShredFest event Saturday offered anyone with documents containing personal information to shred up to three bags. Destroying documents is one way to protect one's identity and thwart fraudsters.

    More than 1,600 cars stopped by two Madison locations from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, and 27 tons of documents were shredded, a Better Business Bureau representative said. The sites were at SVA Certified Public Accountants, 1221 John Q Hammons Dr. and Warner Park, 2930 N. Sherman Ave.

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    PHOTOS: Thousands take part in 34th annual CrazyLegs 2016

    The 34th annual CrazyLegs Classic 8K Run and 2-mile Walk Saturday raised money for UW Athletics. As of Friday night, 13,000 people had signed up to participate, and organizers expected more to register Saturday morning before the race begins in waves at 11 a.m.

    WINNERS: Pat Jenkins, 24, of Cambridge, is the top finisher in the men's category. UW law student Jessa Hackman, 24, of Madison, is the top female finisher.

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