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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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Politics & Government
2:20 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

State GOP Fanning Out to Register Voters

For the first time in more than ten years, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is dispatching hundreds of volunteers across the state, to register residents to vote.

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Arts & Culture
11:29 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Weird Al Yankovic: From Poking Fun at Pop Culture Icons to Becoming One

Weird Al Yankovic, from a 2008 concert tour. He'll be in Brookfield on Tuesday.
Credit courtesy Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic talks about music, children's lit, and his place in pop culture with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci.

For more than three decades, whenever a pop song has reached the status of iconic, Weird Al Yankovic has been there to parody it.

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Regional
10:49 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Confronting the Challenges in Rebuilding After a Tornado

This tornado touched down in Oakfield, Wisconsin, in 1996.
Credit courtesy National Weather Service

Sue Scifo speaks with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci.

June is, historically, the busiest month for tornadoes in Wisconsin.

But the state's severe weather can vary wildly from year to year.  Only four tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin in 2012.  The year before, there were forty.  

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