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Economy & Business
7:34 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Court Settlement Will Impact Local Housing Stabilization Efforts

Wells Fargo will contribute $27 million to housing stabilization efforts in 13 cities including Milwaukee as part of a housing discrimination settlement.

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Project Milwaukee
1:01 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Power Switch: Series will Explore State of Green Energy in Wisconsin

Reports examine green power's growth here and potential. We visit energy producers and users, capturing strong opinions.

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Politics & Government
5:58 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

At Long Last, A Venture Capital Bill

The state Assembly approved a measure on Thursday that would allow $25 million in public money to be invested in startups.
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The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would allow taxpayer money as well as private funds to be invested in startup companies.

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Health & Science
2:45 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

New Optics View Stars in the Sky - and in Your Eyes

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Milwaukee adaptive optics researcher Joe Carroll.

A Milwaukee doctor uses the same technology as astronomers to intervene early on in eye disease.

Credit Medical College of WisconsinDr. Joseph Carroll reviewing the results of adaptive optics imaging with technician Brian Higgins and neuroscience student Melissa Wilk.Edit | Remove

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Environment
2:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Essay: Does Technology Really Make Our Lives Easier?

Commentator George Berdes in the Northwoods
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Essayist George Berdes has some thoughts on the double-edged sword that is technology.

Joan Chittister has long been one of my favorite writers and always leads me to new insights and heights of understanding. Her most recent effort centered, of all things, on a bathtub. And what she did was hammer home an important fact of life in this speedway, helter-skelter 21st century. This is the way she put it:

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Chancellor's Report
1:54 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

How the Proposed Cut in State Funding Will Impact UWM

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

WUWM's Dave Edwards chats with UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell.

UW System is dealing with an unprecedented budget situation; going from a proposed increase in state funding to a proposed cut in funding.

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Education
1:29 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

UW Regents: State Budget Cuts Will Challenge Campuses

Members of the UW Board of Regents expressed regret Thursday, that they did not adequately detail the UW System's finances to legislators.

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Health & Science
12:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Essay: The Badger State's Junk Food Debate

Some healthy foods, some not-so healthy foods...
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Essayist Young Kim shares his view of what's wrong with Wisconsin's bill on healthy food requirements for food stamps.

Lake Effect essayist Young Kim say coercing food stamp recipients to buy only “healthy food” is the wrong way to go about it.

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Health & Science
12:42 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling

"A Survivor's Journey" by Joel Bergner (2010), located at Brookland Café in Washington, D.C.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Neighborhood News Service reporter Brendan O'Brien.

A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.

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Health & Science
12:27 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Milwaukee Bat Tests Positive for Rabies; Prompts Warnings

The Milwaukee Health Dept. is advising residents to beware of bats. One captured in a household here has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is nearly always fatal in humans, if they don't quickly obtain treatment. An adult, in this case, was exposed.

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