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Health & Science
1:57 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Milwaukee Dentist Laments City's Lack of Dental Care Access

A local dentist reflects on the state of dental care in Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews dentist Monica Hebl.

A new report shows 71.5% of Wisconsin children on Medicaid did not see a dentist in 2011.

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Health & Science
1:27 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Policy Expert: There's a Crisis In Dental Health for Poor Kids

Too few low-income children in Wisconsin are getting proper dental care, a new report says.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Pew researcher Jane Koppelman.

A national report out this week shows Wisconsin near the bottom of the list for access that poor children have to dental care.

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Economy & Business
11:23 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Wisconsin Tied for #31 in Jobs Added in 2012

Wisconsin added 62,000 jobs in 2011 and 2012

Wisconsin ranked 31st in terms of job growth in 2012, tied with Delaware, Maryland and South Dakota, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the agency's tallies for last year, jobs in Wisconsin grew by 1.2%. The national average was 1.9%.

In raw numbers, the state added 62,000 private sector jobs in 2011 and 2012, the first two years of Gov. Walker's term. He had pledged to create 250,000 private sector positions during his term, leaving him a quarter way toward that goal.

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Politics & Government
9:59 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Aldermen: Thousands of Additional Dollars Needed to Maintain Foreclosed Properties

The city expects to own more than 2,000 foreclosed properties by the end of the year.
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Milwaukee may use a sizable chunk of money from its contingent fund, to handle city-owned foreclosed properties.

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Politics & Government
7:40 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Questions in Wisconsin After Supreme Court Strikes DOMA

Chase Hardin hugs Kai Neander outside Supreme Court building after rulings
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When it comes to Supreme Court rulings, this has been a historic week. One day after the country’s highest court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act, it leveled the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Education
1:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

MPS Preparing to Train 700 New Employees

Nearly 700 teachers and staff members in MPS retired this year.
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This coming Sunday will formally mark a huge wave of teacher and staff retirements in Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Regional
4:25 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Walker Declares State of Emergency in 7 Waterlogged Counties

Gov. Walker issued the declaration after touring flooded areas on Wednesday.

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Regional
3:47 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Iraq War Veteran Sebena Convicted in Wife’s Death

Benjamin Sebena could spend the rest of his life behind bars, for fatally shooting his wife.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Four Rules for (Polite) Outdoor Dining

Dining al fresco is refreshing - so long as patrons behave.
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Eating outside often feels more casual than sitting in a restaurant, or like you're partaking at a fancy barbeque.

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Arts & Culture
1:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Who's Who Among Milwaukee Chefs

Milwaukee chefs seem to have their fingers in a lot of pots.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

For such an unassuming culinary city, Milwaukee is gaining steam in the trendy restaurant scene - thanks to its chefs.

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