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Economy & Business
4:51 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Steve Marcus Calls for Downtown Sculptures, Sales Tax for Civic Projects

Steve Marcus, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Marcus Corporation
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Steve Marcus, chairman of the board of the Marcus Corporation.

For more than half a century, Steve Marcus has helped shape the city of Milwaukee.

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Education
4:26 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

MPS Dumps Letter Grades for K-8

Milwaukee Public Schools is following a trend in education - moving away from traditional letter grades. 

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Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Rowers to Converge on Milwaukee River

Milwaukee will be flooded with row teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois on September 21st.
Credit Michael Pereckas/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Alyssa Remington, race director of the 2013 Milwaukee River Challenge.

Rowing: it's a sport you either love or hate. But either way, it's making a splash in Milwaukee this weekend.

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Politics & Government
12:14 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

County Inks New Deal for War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum

Group photo, after signing the agreement
Credit Susan Bence

Milwaukee County officials have approved a new agreement for funding the lakefront War Memorial and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Education
10:35 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Most Wisconsin Public Schools Meet or Exceed Expectations

According to the Dept. of Public Instruction, 88% of (1,910) schools met or exceeded expectations in 2012, while three percent (58 schools) failed to meet expectations.

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