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4:25 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

'Outsourcing' Captures Focus in Wisconsin's Governor's Race

Gov. Walker continues to attack challenger Mary Burke's record as an executive with her family's company, Trek Bicycle.

The business practice of outsourcing remains center stage in the race for governor.  Gov. Walker criticizes Democratic challenger Mary Burke for profiting from her family’s company, Trek Bicycle, which has outsourced production overseas.

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Health & Science
10:48 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Milwaukee Doctors on Front Lines of Concussion Research

Dr. Kevin Walter, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital, runs through a few neurological tests with 13-year-old Vince Segura, who suffered a concussion playing basketball.
Credit Erin Toner

Hundreds of Milwaukee-area kids have begun working out for upcoming fall sports. Their arrival may delight parents, but also heighten fears about potential concussions.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Early Voting Begins in Wisconsin, With New Limits on Hours

Milwaukee Election Commissioner Neil Albrecht tests a ballot machine in preparation for the August primary.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Early voting begins Monday in city clerks’ offices across Wisconsin. Voters who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day will be able to cast ballots during the two weeks prior to the August 12 primary.

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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Walker: Border Children Could Drain The Entire System

Gov. Walker voiced concerns Friday about unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border and seeking refuge here.
Credit Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Gov. Scott Walker says he's not entirely opposed to Wisconsin providing temporary shelter for unaccompanied children crossing into the U. S. on the Mexican border, but housing them could eventually "drain the entire system."

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Regional
4:50 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Sets Date For Wisconsin Gay Marriage Arguments

A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear arguments in Wisconsin's same-sex marriage case.

Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of Wisconsin's same sex marriage ban next month.  The 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday rescheduled arguments to hear both Wisconsin's and Indiana's appeals for Aug. 26. 

Federal judges overturned each state's gay marriage ban in separate rulings.  When both states appealed, the 7th Circuit combined the cases.

The court also denied requests that the states' appeals be heard before the full 10-member court instead of a three-judge pael, as is customary.

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Arts & Culture
4:33 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Br(OK)en Genius: Healing Milwaukee Through Art

(l-r) Montréal Cain, CM Perceptions, Nigel Wade
Credit Rachel Owens

Christopher McIntyre Perceptions, the creator Br(OK)en Genius, writes in his project’s manifesto:

“As a 24 year old young black male, I technically have less than one year to beat or become a part of the 'dead or in jail' statistic….Only when what is broken comes to light can the broken heal.” 

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Education
2:36 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

St. Charles' RePurpose says 'YES!' to Milwaukee Youth

St. Charles' RePurpose gives Milwaukee youth a chance to prove themselves.
Credit repurposemke

    

Helping youth get that critical experience is at the heart of the mission of the Youth Employment Services, or YES, program. It’s run by the Milwaukee nonprofit St. Charles Youth and Family Services, Inc., a social service agency that serves at-risk youth and their families.

Last year, St. Charles’ opened RePurpose, a non-profit resale shop in Sherman Park, to serve as a training ground for these young people to learn on-the-job work skills.

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Economy & Business
12:36 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

How Low-Income Parents' Decisions Influence their Children's Future

Children of different backgrounds and situations have different futures ahead. A major factor in their futures are found in their parents' decisions.
Credit Gustavo Verissimo, flickr

    

We all know that children who grow up in disadvantaged homes face unique challenges to their well-being and their chances for success later in life. But growing up in low-income circumstances isn’t a blanket predictor of a child’s future; some may do well, some may struggle.

But are there factors that could predict a child’s future situation? Do children of a particular demographic fare better than those of another in the long run? How much depends on a child’s ability to grow and make his own future, and how much is out of his control?

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Arts & Culture
10:37 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Listening to Mitchell: Same Language

The back of a framed artwork given to Father Ed, who in turn lent it to Sonja & Adam. “Megwitch” is Ojibwe for “Thank You."
Credit Listening to Mitchell

Listening to Mitchell features Father Edward J. Cook of the Congregation of The Great Spirit.

Listening to Mitchell is a public art installation by Sonja Thomsen and Adam Carr. The installation is on Historic Mitchell Street between 5th and 12th Streets.

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Regional
10:11 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Northern Wisconsin Native Writes of Biking, Relationships, and Bumps in the Road

Author Brian Benson in Milwaukee before his Boswell Book Company appearance.

His first book under his belt, Brian Benson  is completing the last stretch of a Minnesota, Wisconsin,  Illinois  book tour – by bike.

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