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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

Due to the prevalence of sexual crimes on campuses, all schools receiving federal funds must now educate incoming students about appropriate 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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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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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Walker, Burke Weigh in on Voter ID Ruling

Opponents of Voter ID are asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling from last week.

State officials have until Tuesday to respond to a federal appeals court in Chicago. It wants to know what they think of the court reconsidering the status of Wisconsin’s Voter ID law.

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Arts & Culture
6:35 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Novelist Drills for Critical Thinking in Sand Fracking Debate in New Book

"The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County" by Jerry Apps is available i bookstores now.
Credit Boswell Books

Environmental issues have stirred up many emotions throughout the years. Global warming, rainforest preservation, and oil drilling, to name a few.

One issue in particular has effected Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota: sand fracking, a method of drilling for natural gas.

Those who are in favor of the method are in favor of the jobs it creates and the access to a natural resource. Those who are against the method do not support what it does to the natural landscape.

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Politics & Government
4:59 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Design of Wisconsin Ballots Goes to Court Wednesday

Wisconsin's new ballots look slightly different from the old ones.
Credit flickr.com

While Wisconsin hustles to enact its Voter ID law for the November election, two Republican leaders want the ballots changed.

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