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1:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Voter ID: No Birth Certificate Needed to Apply for Wisconsin ID at DMV Office

Voters will have to show a state-approved form of identification at the polls Nov. 4.

A new procedure will help people obtain state ID cards to use at the polls.

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Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

UPDATE: Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Wisconsin's Voter ID Law

Appeals court wasted no time, in determining the voting procedure for Wisconsin's November 4 Election

Just hours after judges in Chicago heard oral arguments on Friday and Gov. Walker changed a rule, the court reinstated Wisconsin's Voter ID law.

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Politics & Government
2:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Walker Approves New Rules for Obtaining Voter ID, While Court Considers Law's Status

The state just amended the process

Gov. Walker has ordered the state to verify people's birth records for free, if they're needed, in order to get a government ID card for voting.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

City Leaders Search for Solutions to Gun Violence

Mayors and law enforcement agents across the country are searching for ways to curtail gun violence
Credit Photos.com

Milwaukee is not alone when it comes to gun violence.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences Celebrates Its Expansion

Work on Greenfield Ave still a work in progress at School opens its door to the public.
S Bence

The school has evolved since its inception in 1966. Today it is positioning itself as a crucial part of Milwaukee's global water center.

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Regional
5:21 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Pet Pigs Not Welcome in Milwaukee

An alderman failed Thursday to convince colleagues to allow residents to have pigs as pets.

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Regional
4:48 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

MFD Planning Citywide Push for Smoke Detector Use

If you live in Milwaukee in 2015, there’s a chance you’ll see a firefighter at your door, at some point.

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Environment
2:31 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Gardening Tips For Fall in Wisconsin

Fort Tryon Fall Gardens
Credit Lionel Martinez / Flickr

The weather has made a statement - summer is behind us. 

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Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Essay: Disappearing Privacy

Essayist and Lake Effect contributor Steven Brandl comments on the relationship between fading privacy and crime prevention.
Credit David Rodriguez / Flickr

Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down planes and buildings in New York; Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. In the time since then, laws have been passed, measures have been taken and technology developed in the name of improving our national security.

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UWM Today
1:48 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Challenges of More People Living in Urban Areas

Tom Luljak, Margo Anderson and Mike Martin
Credit Jon Strelecki

Today almost half of the world's population live in urban areas, and that number is growing. By 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city and by the middle of this century the number of city dwellers will hit 70%. With that growth will come some huge challenges.

On this edition of UWM Today, meet two people who have devoted much of their life to the study of the urban environment.

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