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a.MKE: new MCTS routes, new Head Start, DryHootch fundraiser and Hospital readmissions 8.13.13

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Several bus routes on the Milwaukee County Transit System will transition to new schedules starting Aug. 25 to accommodate seasonal changes. Riders can check buses for new schedules Aug. 21st, call a 24-hour automated bus information line at 414.344.6711 or view a preview online at RideMCTS.com starting Thursday.

Acelero Learning, the largest for-profit company in the country that runs Head Start programs in three other states, will take over part of Milwaukee's Head Start program. Acelero was started in Harlem in 2001 by two Ivy league-educated men interested in early childhood education for low-income children, one of which grew up in Wisconsin.

As reported by the MBJ, nine southeast WI hospitals report new readmissions under the Affordable Care Act policy that penalizes hospitals with above-average readmissions. The program is in its second year and is run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Iraq war veterans Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss will be walking from Milwaukee to Los Angeles, hoping to raise $100,000 for Dryhootch, a community support center for veterans. They will leave the Milwaukee County War Memorial at 10am on August 30th, walking 20 miles a day on path leading them through the country nearly 2,700 miles. They are expected to arrive in L.A. in January.