CANTON, MI - Student across the country walked out of theirs schools today, in part for the Columbine anniversary, but to also protest gun violence.
In Michigan, hundreds of student from three different high schools gathered on a campus football field.
In New York, Students staged a mass "die-in" on the steps of the State Capitol to call for stricter gun control laws.
"I think that it's too easy to get your hand on a gun," says one protester. "I mean there's been so many cases with ya know, just random people getting guns and doing stupid things with them, it's as simple as that, and I think that's just wrong."
In Parkland, Florida at Majory Douglas High School, the site of February's mass school shooting, students and teachers rallied.
They also took time to remember the students that died there and those that died 19 years ago at Columbine.
"Knowing that our teachers, the people who inspired us, the people who taught us to have a voice, to use our voice, are using their own voices," says Delaney Tarr, a Parkland shooting survivor. "It's really empowering and just gives the since of unity."
More than two-thousand walkouts were planned for today.
MADISON (AP) - \Wisconsin dairy farmers have broken their streak of year-over-year production increases.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin farmers produced about 2.5 billion pounds of milk last month, down 0.6 percent from 2017.
Bob Cropp is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He tells Wisconsin Public Radio that the slowdown in production is good for milk prices. Prices have been low for three straight years because of an abundance of milk on the market.
The USDA report says there were 5,000 fewer cows in the state compared to last year.
Darin Von Ruden is president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. He says farms that remained open faced cold and snowy conditions this spring.
Cropp says some experts believe milk prices may reach $17 per 100 pounds by November.
BEAVER DAM (AP) - Wisconsin Democratic voters are getting nervous over their large field of candidates running for governor.
The primary isn't until Aug. 14. No one has emerged as the clear front-runner ahead of next weekend's state convention. And no one is showing signs of dropping out.
Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is stockpiling resources and is in the middle of a $1.4 million TV ad campaign where he's run three ads unopposed touting his record.
Democrat Denise Hutchison, of Green Bay, says she hopes the field will narrow. She's optimistic that may happen after this weekend's state Democratic Party convention. But she also thinks whoever wins the primary will get the full support of Democratic voters.
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