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a.MKE: Plan B, MKE snow parking regs, Instagram and Blood Center news 12.21.12

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House Republicans abruptly scrapped a Thursday night vote for Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B", which would allow tax rates to rise for households earning $1million and up. The house will not meet again until after Christmas.

Winter city parking rules are in effect, and breaking the rules could be costly. If you have 2 or more parking tickets overdue 30+ days, your car could be towed if you are in a restricted parking zone for snowfalls of 4 inches or more. To sign up for a winter text alert or email message from the city when a snow emergency is declared, click here.

Instagram, the photo-sharing website owned by Facebook, is backing away from a plan that would give advertisers more access to photos on the site after the new policy sparked a protest on social media. The outcry to the changes announced earlier this week led the company to clarify that it has no plans to put users' photos in ads.

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is expecting a shortfall of more than 1,000 units of blood, due to donation cancellations as the winter storm hit Wisconsin. They are looking for extra donors this weekend. A link to find a donation center near you, head on over to our facebook page or The BloodCenter of WI webpage.