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Politics & Government
12:49 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Barrett Budget Raises Taxes to Hire Police Officers, Tackle Foreclosures

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett delivers his 2014 budget address to the Common Council

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett introduced a budget Tuesday that would modestly raises taxes. The typical homeowner would pay about $18 more in 2014.

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Education
12:25 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Form and Function Are the Winners In New MIAD-Marquette Partnership

Marquette University's College of Engineering will collaborate with the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to co-train the next generation of Industrial Designers.
Credit Marquette University photo

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Marquette's Robert Bishop and MIAD's Neil Hoffman about the schools' collaborative efforts.

Industrial designers and engineers work very closely together to create the products we use: from toothbrushes to jumbo jets. 

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Environment
10:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Riveredge Nature Center Hits Stride at 45

Executive director Jessica Jens (left) and development director Julia Courtright outside sturgeon rearing trailer.

We travel to Riveredge, northwest of Milwaukee, to learn about the energy and vision of the place, starting with its new executive director.

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Politics & Government
8:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Deadline Today in Assembly Special Eelection

The first phase of a special election in southeastern Wisconsin ends today.

Nomination papers from candidates seeking the 21st Assembly District seat a due today.

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Politics & Government
5:32 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Legislators Want to Force MPS to Sell Unused Buildings

Voucher school has been seeking to purchase a vacant MPS building

Plan from GOP Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo would make Milwaukee Public Schools sell vacant buildings to other 'education operators.'

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