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Saturday August 28th, 2021 morning edition

image for A Wisconsin school district says students can 'become spoiled' with free meals and opts out of Biden's free-lunch program

Wisconsin's Waukesha School District opted out of the federal free-meal program.

A school-board member said families could "become spoiled" with free meals.

A federally funded US Department of Agriculture program that was launched in April gives free meals to all K-12 students, regardless of income.

But students who are in the Waukesha School District won't get to participate in that program, as it is the only district in Wisconsin to opt out of it.

Instead of allowing any student to qualify for free school meals, Waukesha voted to return to the National School Lunch Program, which requires families to fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals.

According to data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 4,249 students in Waukesha qualified for free and reduced-price meals in 2018-19 — 36% of the student body.

The department said the district could choose to opt back into the program at any time, and some families hope it will. »

City of Madison unveils program that will send specialists to non-violent mental health calls instead of police

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City of Madison unveils program that will send specialists to non-violent mental health calls instead of police.

MADISON, Wis. – Starting Monday, 911 dispatchers in Dane County will have the option to send a team of trained specialists to non-violent mental health calls instead of police.

If a mental health crisis is determined to be non-violent, dispatchers will have the opportunity to send the CARES team. »

12-Year-Old Earns $400,000 Selling NFTs to Idiots

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Ahmed made his fortune almost overnight with a collection of 3,350 NFTs that he named “Weird Whales.”

READ MORE: This 12-year-old coder is set to earn over $400,000 after about 2 months selling NFTs [CNBC].

More on NFTs: Crypto Titan Makes Grandiose, Nonsense Claim That NFTs “Liberate” Art. »

Alleged GTA 6 Voice Actor Reveals The Name of a New Character

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According to Dave Jackson, a voice-over artist who also cites the identity of this new character, GTA 6 voice acting has begun.

According to Dave Jackson, he has been cast as police head Captain McLane in the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game.

It might imply that Rockstar is in the process of casting actors to voice characters in their upcoming GTA, which is expected to be GTA 6. »

Veteran dies of treatable illness as COVID fills hospital beds, leaving doctors "playing musical chairs"

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When U.S. Army veteran Daniel Wilkinson started feeling sick last week, he went to the hospital in Bellville, Texas, outside Houston.

Belville emergency room physician Dr. Hasan Kakli treated Wilkinson, and discovered that he had gallstone pancreatitis, something the Belville hospital wasn't equipped to treat.

Kakli recalled making multiple phone calls to other facilities, only to get a lot of, "sorry … sorry … sorry," in reply. »