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Politics & Government
10:31 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Mary Burke Calls for Rolling Back Parts of Act 10, Keeping Common Core, Responds to Campaign Snafus

Mary Burke addresses a Milwaukee County audience.
Credit Burke campaign photo, via Facebook

Democrat Mary Burke says if she's elected governor, she would seek to change some key parts of Act 10, Governor Walker's controversial legislation that eliminated collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

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Environment
8:26 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Menomonee Valley Revitalization: Neighbors Share Views on 15 Year Evolution

View looking west on Canal Street in Menomonee Valley
Jpe Peterangelo

A blend of public/private partnerships have transformed a bleak, blighted Menomonee Valley. Monday, the Public Policy Forum is releasing a report detailing what can learn – and possibly replicate – in other large scale redevelopment projects. Some valley neighbors share their perspectives.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Milwaukee Universities Educate Freshmen about Preventing Sexual Assault

Instructors Kathy Coffee-Guenther and Deandre Taylor (seated) conduct a class on sexual violence awareness and prevention for Marquette freshmen
Credit Bob Bach

While authorities investigate the use of so-called 'date rape' drugs at a UWM frat, the university is just one in town that talks to new students about inappropriate behavior.

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Regional
5:22 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Date Rape Drug Allegations Lead to Charges Against UWM Fraternity President

The National Tau Kappa Epsilon organization has suspended UW-Milwaukee's TKE house, after three fraternity members allegedly slipped date rape drugs into drinks served at a party last weekend.

The president of the Milwaukee chapter, Thomas Kreinbring, also was charged Friday with two felonies:  keeping a drug house and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

UW-Milwaukee police executed a search warrant at the house on Oakland Avenue this week, after several people attending the party reported memory lapses.

Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Let's Go To The Movies!: What To Watch This Fall

Credit James Callan, Flickr

Earlier this week, Lake Effect previewed the fall arts scene – on stage, in galleries, and more – around Milwaukee.  Today, we turn to the big screen, which is hoping to rebound from a slow summer at the box office.

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Arts & Culture
3:49 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Milwaukee's Fine Arts Quartet Opens Season With New Member

Credit Fine Arts Quartet

On Sunday, the Milwaukee-based Fine Arts Quartet will play its first concert of the 2014-2015 season. 

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Economy & Business
11:15 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Hailing Competition For Your Ride

Peter Burgelis says he makes several hundred dollars a week driving part-time for Lyft.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The city of Milwaukee’s license division is continuing to accept applications from prospective taxi operators. 

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Environment
11:08 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Visions of A Revitalized Milwaukee Inner Harbor

View of Jones Island from East Erie Street
S Bence

Restoring Milwaukee's inner harbor, both environmentally and economically, is a top priority in the city's ReFreshMKE sustainability plan. A handful of people want to help jump start the project.

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Politics & Government
10:55 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Burke Taking Heat for Sections of Jobs Plan that Appeared in other Democrats' Campaigns

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke has cut ties with the consultant who crafted her jobs platform but says she will not change it.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Local Advocates Join Marchers in New York Before UN Climate Summit

Left to right: Julie Enslow, Alex Molzahn, George Martin , Devon Cupery, Wendell Harris and Terry Wiggins will participate in the People's Climate March in New York.
Credit S Bence

Up to a half-million people concerned about climate change will converge on New York City Sunday. A few busloads are motoring in from Milwaukee.

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