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1:04 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Okka Fest Reignites Jazz

Saxophones feature prominently in free jazz.
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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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Regional
12:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Milwaukee Makes the List - of Cities On a Lot of Lists

Could an appearance on the list of "Most Photogenic Cities" be in Milwaukee's future?
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Howie Magner chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

It seems that not a week goes by when we don't learn that Milwaukee has been named to a national list of the best things or the worst things.

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Health & Science
10:48 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Beach Advisories Now Posted on Signs and Online

Some days are for sitting on the beach

With this first day of summer, 2013, the City of Milwaukee Health Dept. wants residents to know it now posts updates about water quality at local beaches on both signs at each Milwaukee beach and online.

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Politics & Government
8:30 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Governor Walker Praises Legislature's Budget Decisions

The Wisconsin Senate approved early this morning a $68 billion two-year budget. It now awaits the signature of Gov. Walker.
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Gov. Walker is expressing satisfaction with the budget the Legislature has approved. Lawmakers made several changes to the governor's initial plan.

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Environment
8:11 am
Fri June 21, 2013

First West Nile Bird Death Reported

A dead crow found in Washington county is the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in the state this year.

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Economy & Business
7:27 am
Fri June 21, 2013

State's May Unemployment Rate Down Slightly

The May unemployment rate slipped to seven percent statewide.

Wisconsin's unemployment rate has fallen a fraction of a point.

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Politics & Government
6:53 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Senate Approves Budget by One Vote

The state Senate has sent Governor Walker a $68 billion spending plan for Wisconsin for 2013-15.

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Politics & Government
5:42 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

County Board Fires Attorney, Continues Discussing County Ads

Divisiveness seems pervasive

The Milwaukee County Board made several controversial decisions Thursday. The majority voted to dismiss county attorney Kimberly Walker. There was no discussion, but several supervisors stated afterward that they had lost confidence in her neutrality. She was appointed by County Executive Abele. He lobbied to reduce the board’s power.

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Regional
4:02 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Longtime Music Store Considers Its Place on National Music Day

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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Nathan Honore of Melk Music.

Tomorrow is national music day and at least one local musical institution is getting into the act.

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