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Education
3:41 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

UW Board of Regents to Consider Request for $95 million Increase in State Funding

The University of Wisconsin System says it needs more money in the next biennial state budget.

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Education
2:34 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Wisconsin Ranks #2 on ACT College Entrance Exam

Both test scores and participation in the ACT edged up in Wisconsin, in 2014.

This year's Wisconsin high school graduates scored an average composite score of 22.2, out of a possible 36. Only Minnesota did better nationally, at 22.9.

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Environment
1:34 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Lake Michigan Surfers Promote Great Lakes Protection

It wasn't surfing weather, but after our conversation Eric Gietzen headed out for a quiet paddle at Atwater Beach.
Credit S Bence

This Saturday, surfers will descend on Atwater Beach on Lake Michigan's shore.  

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Regional
12:11 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Slain Journalist James Foley: "Awful Things Can Happen"

James Foley, who was a Marquette University graduate, was executed by Islamist militants in Syria Tuesday, a year-and-a-half after being abducted there.
Credit Marquette University

James Foley talking with Lake Effect's Bonnie North in 2012.

James Foley, a journalist and Marquette University alum, was executed Tuesday by the militant group Islamic State, about a year-and-a-half after being kidnapped while covering the turmoil in Syria.

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Economy & Business
10:52 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Milwaukee Programs Can Make Move Into Senior Housing Less Overwhelming

A housing complex for older adults in West Allis caps rents at 30 percent of a person's income. The facility has a one year waiting list for new tenants.
Credit Bob Bach

Experts can provide information and other services for older adults and caregivers who are in need of, or contemplating a change in their housing.

Perhaps the most reassuring thing for some older adults and caregivers to hear is, "You are not alone."

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Politics & Government
10:26 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Essay: Tumbling Dumpsters

Credit Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Essayist Will Durst reads his essay, "Tumbling Dumpsters."

Both the Democrats and Republicans are trying to close ranks ahead of this year’s mid-term elections – and ahead of the bigger prize in 2016 – the White House. Lake Effect political satirist Will Durst says that led to the most strained meeting he can imagine since Cain attended Abel’s funeral.

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Arts & Culture
9:38 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Life Lessons In Mini Golf

June Melby spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about her memories of the family mini golf course and how it became a part of herself.
Credit junemelby.com

There are still a few precious weeks of summer ahead of us - still time to squeeze in a trip or two up north, or a few afternoons at the beach, or maybe a round or two of miniature golf.

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Regional
4:48 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Suspected Accomplice of Strip Mall Shooting Victim Faces Felony Murder Charge

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office has signed a criminal complaint in the shooting last week at Innovative Optique.

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Regional
4:46 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Man Charged for Allegedly Sending Threatening Tweets to Gov. Walker’s Son

A 31-year-old Milwaukee man faces four misdemeanor counts, for tweets sent to Matthew Walker’s Twitter account.

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Arts & Culture
2:22 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Scottish Musician Alasdair Fraser Roams the Planet With "Fiddlespeak"

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and Scottish fingerstyle guitarist Tony McManus perform at Irish Fest.
Credit Bonnie North

Scottish musician Alasdair Fraser gives us a master class in traditional fiddling.

Alasdair Fraser is one of the world’s preeminent Scottish fiddlers and teachers. 

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