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Economy & Business
1:52 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Iron Block Building Gets a Cleaning - From Dentists, Of Course

The Iron Block Building
Dental Associates

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Mark Demsky, the in-house architect for Dental Associates.

An iconic - and unique - Milwaukee building is the recipient of a much-needed facelift.

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Education
1:23 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Changes to the GED Tests: A Double-Edged Sword?

Starting in 2014, a new GED test will be used.
Credit Photos.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Edgar Mendez of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Major changes are on the way for the series of tests known as the G-E-D, or General Educational Development tests. 

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Arts & Culture
12:19 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

"This Most Amazing" Weaves Together Milwaukee, Italian Intrigue

Author Jenny Benjamin

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Jenny Benjamin about "This Most Amazing."

Milwaukee writer Jenny Benjamin’s new novel spans hundreds of years and thousands of miles. 

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Politics & Government
12:15 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Wisconsin Democrats Criticize Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act

Charles White of the NAACP spoke Tuesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court building, after the court ruled that a provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.
Credit Win McNamee/Getty Images

While it does not appear Tuesday's ruling affects Wisconsin, politicians here are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Environment
12:07 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Mudslides Close Several Wisconsin Highways; More Rain Expected

Mudslide on Highway 61 in Crawford County.
Credit Wisconsin Emergency Management

At least three highways have been closed in southwestern Wisconsin because of mudslides and flooding.

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Regional
8:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Increased Freight Rail Traffic Slowed Due to Old Lines

Freight Rail lines once discontinued in Wisconsin, are being returned to service.
Credit Randen Pederson, Flickr.com

You may not often see them, but plenty of trains crisscross Wisconsin these days carrying freight. The state and rail companies have been bringing old lines back to life because of increased demand, but much work is needed.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Center Offers to Shelter Children from Abuse

The La Causa center gives children a safe place to stay for a couple of hours or a couple of days.

La Causa’s Crisis Nursery and Respite Center, on Milwaukee’s near south side, offers parents a free place to leave their children, in emergency situations.

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Environment
9:02 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Town of Jackson Still Working to Solve Contaminated Water Crisis

This Town of Jackson farm falls within the special casing area set up by the DNR. Property owners would have to adhere to new and more expensive drilling requirements if choosing to dig a new well.

The Town of Jackson in rural Washington County is approaching an anniversary its residents would rather forget.

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In-Studio Performance
4:41 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Ivan & Alyosha Stop by WUWM before Summerfest

Members of the band Ivan & Alyosha.
Credit Bruce Winter

Ivan & Alyosha performed on the first night of Summerfest this year, opening for the Violent Femmes and The Avett Brothers at the Marcus Amphitheater. Band members Tim Wilson, Ryan Carbary, Tim Kim and Pete Wilson stopped by WUWM before their show to chat with Bruce Winter.

I&A performed Be Your Man and Don't Want To Die Anymore in WUWM's Performance Studio.

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Politics & Government
2:54 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Van Hollen Unhappy with Several GOP Budget Items

AG dislikes bail bond program and withholding DNA collections

Wisconsin Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen is not pleased with several provisions fellow Republicans tucked inside the proposed 2013-15 state budget.

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