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10:23 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Mine Protests Continue

A drill rig in place in the Penokee Hills
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Organizers plan to continue protests in northern Wisconsin mining site as Gogebic Taconite officials increase security at the site of an iron ore mine.

Machinery is rumbling in parts of Wisconsin's Penokee Hills as protestors gather nearby.

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Regional
10:23 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Disaster Volunteering: "It Makes You a Changed Person"

Krachel Greenwood was deployed from Milwaukee to Oklahoma, following the tornado that devastated the city of Moore.
Credit courtesy Krachel Greenwood

Krachel Greenwood and Tom Thuecks talk about disaster recovery work with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

It’s been almost six weeks since an EF5 tornado ripped through the city of Moore, Oklahoma.  The tornado was more than two miles wide, with winds estimated at 210 miles per hour, and it killed 23 people and injured almost 400.

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Health & Science
8:46 am
Mon June 24, 2013

State's Juvenile Incarcertation Rate Drops

The number of juveniles locked up in the state has fallen dramatically in the last 12 years.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Wisconsin Couples Watch for Court Decision on Gay Marriage

Denise Cawley, Anne Hefter and their son. The couple got married in Massachusetts, because Wisconsin law prohibits same-sex marriage.
Credit David Lauersdorf

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on questions regarding same-sex marriage.

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Arts & Culture
4:41 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Camping in the Backyard Offers First Step to Nature Novices

New to camping? Why not start in your own backyard?
Credit Michael McCullough/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

Our outdoor adventure contributors share some compelling reasons to camp out in your backyard this weekend.

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Arts & Culture
4:21 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Chinese Pianist Brings A Little Chopin to Milwaukee

Pianist Xiayin Wang
Credit Xiayin Wang

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews pianist Xiayin Wang.

Pianist Xiayin Wang performs in concert Sunday with Milwaukee’s Fine Arts Quartet.

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Health & Science
4:12 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Getting More Men to the Doctor: What's in the Way

Local efforts are trying to get more men to take an active part in their health care.
Credit Alex Proimos/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews city health commissioner Bevan Baker, Alderman Willy Wade and men's health website founder Eric Von.

Men, by and large, are not as vigilant about getting their health concerns checked as women.

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Politics & Government
3:29 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Budget Bill Goes to Governor

The state's proposed biennial budget could soon be signed - or vetoed by Governor Scott Walker.
Credit tyle_r/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Journal Sentinel's Patrick Marley.

After hours of debate, following weeks of debate, the Wisconsin State Senate yesterday passed a proposed biennial budget for the state. 

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Arts & Culture
1:04 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Okka Fest Reignites Jazz

Saxophones feature prominently in free jazz.
Credit Glenn Simmons/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Okka Disk Records founder and Okka Fest co-curator Bruno Johnson.

Free jazz. If hearing those two words together makes you close your eyes and shudder, Bruno Johnson wants to have a word.

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Regional
12:30 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Former Officer Sentenced to 26 Months for Illegal Body Searches

Former MPD Officer Michael Vagnini must spend 26 months in prison, for conducting invasive body searches on suspects. In April, the 34-year-old pleaded no contest to four felonies and four misdemeanors.

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