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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Photos of the Week (06/09/13)

Photos of the Week


1) An aerial view of the NSA's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, on Thursday. The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP


2) The landscape glows immediately after the main fire front swept over in a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far. Photo: David McNew / Getty Images


3) Firefighter Robby Klaus drives a rescue boat in the flooded center on June 3 in Grimma, Germany. Heavy rains pounded southern and eastern Germany, causing wide-spread flooding and ruining crops. Photo: Jens Schlueter / Getty Images


4) An aerial view shows the flooded city centre of Grimma, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfall. AFP PHOTO / JENS WOLF /Getty Images


5) Conni Grulkey (L) and Heather Murray sit with a lost dog as they drive around searching for the owner after a tornado passed through the area on June 2, 2013 in El Reno, Oklahoma. The tornado ripped through the area friday killing at least 9 people injuring many and destroyed homes and buildings. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


6) Wade and Angela Coble pose for a photo for friends on top of their tornado-destroyed home in El Reno, Okla., on June 2. Her wedding veil was found hundreds of yards away in a field. In an effort to help the Cobles get back on their feet, friends and church members plan on throwing another wedding shower for the couple, even though they’ve been married for six years. Photo: Mike Fuentes for NBC News


7) A Humboldt penguin watches flood waters rise from inside its enclosure at the Prague Zoo, as the swollen Vltava river continues to rise. Photo: Katerina Sulova / Zuma Press


8) People are seen gathered at Victoria Park during a candlelight vigil held to mark the 24th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown at Tiananmen Square, in Hong Kong on June 4, 2013. More than 100,000 people were expected to attend the candlelight vigil in the former British colony which is the only place in China where the brutal military intervention that ended weeks of nationwide democracy protests in 1989 is openly commemorated. Photo: Philippe Lopez / AFP - Getty Images


9) Rochelle Campbell places bones, crafted by students, artists and activists, in place on the lawn of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on June 8, during a massive installation called One Million Bones. The installation is meant to symbolize a mass grave and is a visible petition for bold action toward an end to genocide and mass atrocities. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP


10) Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and former member of The Chicago Sun Times photo staff John White, right, is interviewed Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Chicago, during a protest in opposition the the Sun Times Media Group laying off 28 full time photographers. About 100 people picketed outside the newspaper's headquarters, chanting and carrying signs that read "Save the photogs" and "The Sun-Times is out of focus."  Photo: M. Spencer Green / AP


11) A missing corner of a stone is seen in the Washington Monument at the 491-foot level.The monument has been closed since a 2011 earthquake. Photo: Alex Brandon, AP


12) Kent Williams, owner of New Fishall Bait Company, looks into the mouth of a 1,323.5-pound Mako shark at the company's headquarters in Gardena, Calif., on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Jason Johnston of Texas caught the potentially record-setting 1,323-pound shark off Huntington Beach on Monday after a 2 1/2-hour battle, the Orange County Register reported. Photos: Richard Vogel / AP


13) More than 650 underwater images were submitted for the 2013 Annual Underwater Photography Contest, hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The "Best Overall Submission" photograph was submitted under the Wide Angle category and was shot near San Diego. The winning photo by Kyle McBurnie shows a harbor seal looking out from a kelp forest at Cortes Bank.


14) Wild geese chicks cross a cycle track in Dortmund, Germany on June 4. Photo: Bernd Thissen / AFP - Getty Images


15) A dog lunges for a flying disc during the Dog Chow Disc Cup in Wroclaw, Poland, June 2. The event, which started in Poland in 2006, is a series of canine competitions held in public parks in bigger cities. Photo: Maciej Kulczynski / EPA


16) Fans react as Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz leaps head-first over the wall trying to catch a homer by Boston Red Sox Mike Carp in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., June 4. Photo: Elise Amendola / AP


17) 'Hombres de Musgo' or 'Moss Men' take part in the Corpus Christi procession on June 2, 2013 in Bejar, Salamanca province, Spain. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images


18) A man representing the devil and called El Colacho jumps over young babies in the village of Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos, northern Spain, Sunday, June 2, 2013. The Colacho represents the devil who takes away the evil from the babies as he jumps over them in this medieval religious custom dating back to the 17th century. (AP Photo/Israel L. Murillo)


19) A competitor awaits the judges after he took snuff at the German Snuff Championships in Freihung near Nuremberg, southern Germany, on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The competition's aim is to snuff as much as possible from a five gram snuff package. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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20) Women in bridal gowns participate in the "Runaway Bride" run in Riga June 1, 2013. Photo: Ints Kalnins/ Reuters


21) A kindergarten teacher attends to a crying student on the first day of a new school year at a public elementary school in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, on June 3, 2013. Photo: Rolex Dela Pena / EPA


22) George W. Obama is a creepy picture making the rounds online that skillfully melds faces of the past two presidents. The picture of George W. Obama ran on the front page of The Huffington Post this week, accompanying an article about The National Security Agency announcing a court order asking Verizon to hand over all phone calling records for a three-month period.


AND FINALLY...

Brad Goldpaint captures views of the northern lights over Crater Lake:

 

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