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Politics & Government
8:43 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Wanggaard Likely to Run Again

Republican Van Wanggaard is expected to announce his candidacy today for the state senate seat he lost in a recall election last June.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Lawmakers Propose Changes in Mandatory School Start Law

Some legislators want to eliminate Wisconsin's mandatory school start law.
Credit bcdixit, flickr

Debate over when the school year begins has resurfaced at the state capitol.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Bipartisan Group of State Lawmakers Calls for Immigration Overhaul

Immigration activists demonstrate in front of detention center In New York.
Credit John Moore/Getty Images

Nearly 50 Wisconsin legislators are urging Congress to reform the country’s immigration laws.

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Panel to Vote Wednesday on Pay Raise for State Workers

The governor is recommending a 1 percent pay raise for state employees in each of the next two years.

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Lake Effect
2:10 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What role does the US Navy have in an inland port like Milwaukee? We’ll speak with the Commander of the Naval Service Training Command. Later, the GED tests are changing at the end of the year, and that’s causing concerns among some students and people who help students prepare for the tests. The last remaining iron-clad building in Wisconsin gets a new life. And we’ll meet Milwaukee writer Jenny Benjamin, whose novel spans hundreds of years and thousands of miles.

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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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