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4:51 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Lower Tax Collections Create $281 million Shortfall in State Budget

It appears lawmakers will have to find a way to close an unexpected hole in the budget
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The State Department of Revenue has released tax collection totals for Fiscal Year 2014.

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Politics & Government
3:32 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

President Obama to Return to Labor Fest

President Obama during a previous stop at Milwaukee's lakefront

Barack Obama will be back in Milwaukee on Monday.

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Politics & Government
11:03 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Walker Says He'll Take His Time Making Kenosha Casino Decision

An artist's rendition of the proposed Hard Rock Cafe and casino complex in Kenosha
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Gov. Scott Walker said he won’t cave in to pressure, as southeastern Wisconsin leaders called on him to immediately approve a huge tribal casino.

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Politics & Government
8:51 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Late August Poll: Walker and Burke Still Neck and Neck in Governor's Race

The race between Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke remains neck and neck.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Will Cash Infusion Revitalize Polluted South Shore Beach?

A summer's day at South Shore Beach
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MillerCoors presented Milwaukee County with $500,000 to help revitalize Bay View's South Shore Beach on Wednesday.

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Economy & Business
3:43 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

High Hopes for Seed Accelerator Linking Universities in Southeastern Wisconsin

Alison Bauter covers technology and innovation, among other things, for the Milwaukee Business Journal.
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Milwaukee Business Journal reporter, and occasional Lake Effect innovation and technology contributor, Alison Bauter spoke with Mitch Teich about a new seed accelerator program.

Two local organizations focused on innovation and the Milwaukee economy are teaming up with nearly two dozen colleges and universities to create a seed accelerator.

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Regional
1:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Arguments For and Against Wisconsin's Ban on Same Sex Marriage

Longtime couple Mary Bergeson (left) and Theresa Gallun rushed to the Milwaukee County Courthouse in June to get married
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A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals listened to each side make its case Tuesday and sometimes responded with questions.

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Arts & Culture
1:26 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Noh Print Collection on Display at Villa Terrace Art Museum

Tsukioka Kōgyo, "Kumasaka" from "Nogaku Hyakuban," Woodblock print, 15x10 in.
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The Noh prints on display are from the collection of Richard and Mae Smethurst; Annemarie Sawkins is one of the curators of the exhibit. The three of them spoke with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

An exhibit at Milwaukee’s Villa Terrace Art Museum casts a spotlight on one of the world’s oldest forms of theater -- Noh.

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Arts & Culture
1:25 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Waukesha Author Embraces Lessons Learned in Wilderness

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Waukesha author Jim Landwehr spoke with Stephanie Lecci in July about his new book, "Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir."

Summer, waning as it may be, is a time for things like hiking, swimming, canoeing, family vacations – and sometimes all of the above.

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Arts & Culture
1:22 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Musician Peter Mulvey Back In Milwaukee

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Musician Peter Mulvey joined Lake Effect for a solo set in Performance Studio C1 back when the album "Silver Ladder" first came out in May.

Milwaukee singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey’s first fifteen albums have spanned a range of styles, from introspective, quiet acoustic songs to more fully produced rock songs. 

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