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Environment
2:14 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

New East Library - Honors Its Past, While Folding in Sustainability

View from check out station through community room through to North Avenue.
S Bence

After 16 months of construction and many, many more of planning, the new East Library opens its doors this weekend.

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Regional
7:51 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Immigrant Advocates Say Executive Order is Progess but Not Enough

Immigrants and immigration advocates watch as President Obama unveils his plan
Credit LaToya Dennis

Pres. Obama will allow five million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, to as he put it, “come out of the shadows,” at least temporarily.

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Groups: Wisconsin Pension Plan Healthy, but Health Insurance Funding Needs Altering

Two outside groups made their case this week in both Madison and Milwaukee, that the state should make changes in a couple programs.  

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

A Snapshot of Wisconsin's Gun Deer Hunt

DNR area wildlife supervisor Tim Lizotte at Vernon Marsh Wildlife Area.
Credit S Bence

For many the nine-day season is a cherished tradition. Tim Lizotte plays a roll in making the hunt happen. He's a DNR wildlife supervisor.

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Education
1:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: MPS School on the Rise

MPS' Benjamin Franklin School is educating children in one of the most challenging parts of the city - and achievement is growing.
Credit Erin Toner

Thousands of students and hundreds of millions of public dollars that might have gone to Milwaukee Public Schools instead went to private schools in the last quarter century. Still, several MPS schools are showing improvement.

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Education
1:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: What It Has Taught

Educators continue working to boost the academic performance of more Milwaukee students.

The city's education scene is much more diverse than in 1990, when school choice started here, but overall student achievement has barely budged.

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Politics & Government
4:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Walker Administration Projects $2 Billion Budget Deficit

The Walker Administration on Thursday projected a $2.2 billion budget shortfall for the next biennium.
Credit Althouse

Gov. Scott Walker's administration says Wisconsin faces a $2.2 billion budget shortfall by mid-2017.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

UWM's Center Provides Unified & Strategic Response to Understanding Aging

Tom Luljak and Dr. Scott Strath
Credit Jon Strelecki

With more Americans living longer, the study of our aging population continues to be an important research area. 

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Study: Wisconsin Should Find New Ways to Fund Long-Term Care

Two conservative-leaning groups plan to outline for Wisconsin – how it could adjust its retirement programs for public workers and its long-term care program for residents.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Ads Ramp Up As Casino Deadline Looms

An artist's rendition of the proposed Kenosha casino

Now that the November election is history, a different kind of campaign has begun – perhaps you’ve noticed the ads.

Gov. Scott Walker has until February to decide whether the Menominee tribe can build a huge casino gaming complex at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park. Efforts to sway public opinion are infiltrating the airwaves.

Walker laid out several criteria the Menominee must meet, in order for him to approve their casino plan. Those include that it would not increase the level of gaming in Wisconsin, and that all 11 tribes here agree to the development.

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