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12:13 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

MPD Investigates Police Killing

Milwaukee police shot a man early Thursday, after officers say he fired a gun and refused to drop it.

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Politics & Government
11:57 am
Thu June 20, 2013

State Won't Reimburse Company for High-Speed Rail Work

The Wisconsin Claims Board is denying a $160,000 claim from Wisconsin & Southern railroad company. It says it began preparing its tracks for a high-speed rail extension in 2010 - without a contract, because former Gov. Jim Doyle wanted to move ahead quickly with the project. When Scott Walker became Governor in 2011, he rejected the money the federal government had awarded Wisconsin to expand high-speed rail, killing the plans.

The claims board has decided the state is not liable for reimbursing the railroad firm for the work it performed, because no contract existed.

Politics & Government
8:51 am
Thu June 20, 2013

State Health Dept. Secretary Takes Medical Leave

Kitty Rhoades, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary, will be on medical leave for at least a month while she recovers from hip replacement surgery.

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Lake Effect
12:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Full Episode: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We travel to central Wisconsin to learn about the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. Then, Milwaukee Magazine surveys all the national lists Milwaukee shows up in, and finds some contradictions. A local music shop prepares to celebrate National Music Day by letting you try any instrument you want, and the 5th annual Okka Fest celebrates free jazz.

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Arts & Culture
6:09 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Brings A Cappella South African Sound to Milwaukee

The internationally renowned, South African all-male a cappella singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will perform in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Albert Mazibuko of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

They say music can bridge cultures and languages, and even bring harmony among discord. Ladysmith Black Mambazo can vouch for that.

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Arts & Culture
5:45 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Since When Do Running Races Include Mud, Costumes and Monkey Bars?

Races aren't just for elite runners anymore - many have become now social and community events.
Credit Ryan Litwiller/Flickr

A writer and runner chronicles the evolution of competitive running, from races to events.

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World
5:06 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

'Hours Against Hate' Tries to Wind Down Clock on Global Hatred

Co-founders Hannah Rosenthal (l) and Farah Pandith (r) came up with the idea for "Hours Against Hate" when responding as U.S. diplomats to young people.
Credit State Department

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the co-founders of the Hours Against Hate international campaign.

Milwaukee is the U.S. launching spot for a worldwide anti-hatred campaign.

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Politics & Government
4:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

State Assembly Passes $68 Billion Budget to Senate

The state Assembly passed the budget which is now headed to the Senate
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

The state Assembly Wednesday advanced a budget for Wisconsin. The votes in favor were all Republican. Democrats voted against the package, with three GOP Assemblymen joining the opposition.

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Politics & Government
1:06 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Assembly Advances State Budget

Assembly finishes its budget work
Credit rahimageworks

The state Assembly quickly finished its work Wednesday, on Wisconsin's proposed 2013-15 state budget, after Democrats decided not to offer amendments.

The plan totals $70 billion and, among other provisions, would:

-- cut income taxes by $650 million

-- expand the school voucher program statewide

-- concur with Gov. Walker to reject federal money to expand the state Medicaid program to all households living at up to 130% of the federal poverty level. Instead, the state will cover those with incomes at or below 100% of the poverty line

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Politics & Government
12:34 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Mining: Gogebic Taconite Submits Tentative Plans to DNR

Company would test deposits from 5 half-acre sites
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Gogebic Taconite wants to excavate five sites in northern Wisconsin, in order to assess the quality and quantity of the area's buried iron ore. The company estimates removing, at most, 10,000 tons of material from each half-acre location.

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