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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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Economy & Business
4:38 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Gogebic Pulls Armed Guards

Gogebic Taconite is doing some exploratory drilling in the Penokee Hills.

A mining company says it has temporarily withdrawn its armed guards from an exploratory drilling site in northwestern Wisconsin.

Gogebic Taconite spokesman Bob Seitz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the guards from Bulletproof Securities were pulled out Wednesday because the contractor failed to obtain proper licensing from the state.

He says the company has two or three other options and will rely on them until state approval is received. 

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Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Jason Seed Stringtet Keeps it Loose

The Jason Seed Stringtet will perform in Bay View Thursday night.
Credit Karen Allbright

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews members of the Jason Seed Stringtet.

The genre-bending The Jason Seed Stringtet blends jazz, folk, and classical elements – but keeps it all feeling timeless.

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