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12:00 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Discovering Little-Known WWI Memorial in Juneau Park

Diane Buck explains significance of the memorial flagpole behind her.

As the country commemorates July 4th, we’ll visit an often overlooked bronze and granite monument in Milwaukee.

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Environment
4:31 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Groups Call for New Hearings on Waukesha Water Request

Waukesha continues its quest for Lake Michigan water

Waukesha has made major revisions in its request for Lake Michigan water, so the Dept. of Natural Resources should conduct new hearings, according to several environmental interests.

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Civil War
3:51 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Iron Brigade Gave Union Advantage at Gettysburg

The Confederates' charge on East Cemetery Hill on the second day of battle at Gettysburg.
Credit Scanned engraving from The Century Magazine

Historian Thomas Martin Sobottke relates the role of Wisconsin soldiers at Gettysburg.

This week marks the 150th anniversary of one of the Civil War's most famous battles.  The Battle of Gettysburg was also the war's deadliest, and Wisconsin soldiers played a key role over its three days.

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Environment
3:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

DNR Seeks More Information on Potential Iron Mine

Company must provide more specifics about mining plan in northern Wisconsin

The Wisconsin DNR wants more details from Gogebic Taconite, the company interesting in mining iron ore south of Lake Superior.

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Regional
3:25 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Former Justice: Clergy Sex Abuse Files Could Help Victims Heal

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske
Credit Marquette University

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews former state Supreme Court justice Janine Geske.

People inside and outside of the Catholic Church are still trying to assess the long-term ramifications of the scores of documents released by the Milwaukee Archdiocese this week.

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Regional
3:20 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Reporter: Few New Details in Milwaukee Archdiocese Papers

A religion reporter weighs in on whether the released documents contain new information about what the Catholic Church knew.
Credit Eric Chan/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews religion reporter Marie Rohde about the recent developments in the Milwaukee clergy sex abuse cases.

The Milwaukee archdiocese released hundreds of documents related to the clergy sex abuse cases - did they really contain bombshells?

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Arts & Culture
2:30 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

3 Gardening Tips for Balancing Beauty and Abundance

Overgrown Russian sage
Credit LibraryRachel/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews gardening contributor Melinda Myers.

The imminent Independence Day holiday is another milepost in the annual gardener’s calendar. 

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Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Take the Path to Wisconsin's Best Trails

A bicycle path in Wisconsin
Credit Katjusa Cisar/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews writer Tom Held about Wisconsin's best trails.

Wisconsin boasts thousands of miles of trails - but which are the best?

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Health & Science
11:56 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Virginia Group Steps Into Wisconsin Raw Milk Case

Raw milk case continues in Wisconsin

The Virginia-based Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has filed an appeal, on behalf of a Wisconsin dairy farmer. In May, a state court convicted Vernon Hershberger of violating a hold the state had put on his raw milk products, a seal, indicating they should not be sold publicly.

However, the jury found him not guilty of producing milk, operating a dairy plant and selling retail food without licenses.

On the misdemeanor conviction, the judge fined Hershberger $1,000.

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Regional
9:34 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Boaters: Milwaukee's Perfect - When the Weather's Nice

Meyers and Rosyneks now spend summer weekends tethered to their boat

People will pack Milwaukee’s lakefront Wednesday evening for the annual July 3rd fireworks extravaganza. Another crowded place will be the city’s waterways - if the weather cooperates.

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