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Politics & Government
3:24 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Report Outlines “Significant Obstacles” at the Polls for Disabled and Elderly Voters

The Government Accountability Board says municipal clerks are responsible for making sure polling places are accessible
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The Government Accountability Board says it found more than 10,000 violations of two federal laws, which require polling places to be accessible.

Over the last three years, the agency conducted inspections at 1,614 polling sites in 921 municipalities throughout the state.

Many polling places violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or the Help America Vote Act of 2002, because voters were not able to vote privately and independently.

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

As You Like It: Optimist Theatre Performs in New Space

Milwaukee's Optimist Theatre is performing As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's liveliest comedies, at Kadish Park.
Credit alluvium_journal.org

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tom Reed and Kristin Hammargren of Optimist Theatre.

It's summer and time for Shakespeare in the Park. The Optimist Theatre has a new production - and a new home.

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Economy & Business
11:47 am
Thu July 11, 2013

In Time for Anniversary, 'Outsider' CEO Helps Harley-Davidson Recover

Motorcycles line up outside of Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum.
Credit Dave Reid/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews reporter Rich Rovito about Harley-Davidson.

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists are expected in Milwaukee late next month to mark the 110th anniversary of Harley-Davidson.

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Regional
11:20 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Milwaukee Sued, Because of Alleged Police Strip Searches

Five men, who say Milwaukee police strip searched them, are suing the city, several officers and Police Chief Flynn. Wisconsin prohibits officers from conducting cavity searches.

One officer has been convicted of conducting illegal searches. Three others still face charges.

The federal lawsuits the men have filed do not specify an amount of damages they're seeking.

In Wisconsin, only doctors, physician's assistants and registered nurses can conduct searches of rectal and genital areas, on people suspected of committing crimes.

Education
11:03 am
Thu July 11, 2013

UW Regents Expand Tuition Freeze

Tuition freeze will apply to undergrads, graduate students and out-of-state students

The UW Board of Regents will freeze tuition for all students, not just resident undergrads.

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Politics & Government
8:03 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Milwaukee County Reroutes Some Services

Judicial and other county functions have taken up temporary quarters following a weekend fire at the courthouse.

Local officials have scrambled to offer necessary services to Milwaukee County residents - at temporary locations.

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Economy & Business
8:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

New Foundation Aims to Help Startups

The missing piece in encouraging small, new employers in Wisconsin - funding, from investors willing to take a risk.

A new group hopes to spur startup businesses in Wisconsin - with an influx of money.

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Economy & Business
7:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Mideast Upheaval May Mean Pain at the Pump

Local gasoline prices are on the move upward. An analyst says the trend will likely continue.

Local gasoline prices could be going up again soon according to an oil industry analyst.

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Economy & Business
7:17 am
Thu July 11, 2013

MMAC Survey Details Mediocre May

The local economy sputtered this May, according to year over year figures.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Daunting Task: Helping Low-Income Milwaukee Adults Switch Health Coverage

Milwaukee free health clinics keep medical records on patients. Soon, more time may be spent enrolling them in BadgerCare or the federal exchange

With big health care changes looming on the state and federal levels, Milwaukee's free clinics are bracing for confusion and to be needed, like never before, even though supporters of each change say it's designed to serve the most vulnerable.

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