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Economy & Business
8:45 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Report Pegs Wisconsin Economic Growth 49th in U.S.

Wisconsin is among a handful of states that received a gloomy economic outlook in a report by a federal reserve bank.

The state of Wisconsin ranks next to last among the 50 states for economic growth over the next six months.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Wisconsin Republicans Celebrate Recall Anniversary

State GOP remembers recall victory

It was one year ago, that Gov. Walker survived the historic recall against him. Republicans gathered Wednesday evening in Pewaukee to celebrate the anniversary of his victory.

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Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Public Speaks Out on Proposed Law Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortion

Lawmakers heard public testimony on legislation that would require an ultrasound before an abortion could be performed
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Some GOP legislators want to require women seeking an abortion, to first, undergo an ultrasound.

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Economy & Business
3:31 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Koss Corp. Keeps Quality in Mind While Reinventing Headphones

The original SP3 Stereophones introduced by Koss in 1958.
Credit Koss Corporation

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Michael Koss, CEO of Milwaukee headphone maker Koss Corporation.

They seem ubiquitous now. At the gym, on the bus, in the grocery store, headphones are part of our aural landscape.

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Arts & Culture
12:19 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

3 Ways to Make Cycling as Easy as, Well, Riding a Bike

A decked out bicyclist takes to some urban trails.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author and former bike racer Grant Peterson.

Before you go out and buy a ton of  gear for your summer bicycling adventures, former bike racer Grant Peterson has some advice - chill out. 

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Health & Science
11:44 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Barriers to Mental Health Services Could Remain Despite Budgetary Help

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Walter Laux, the director of Behavioral Health Services for Community Advocates.

Wisconsin soon could see a big increase in funding for mental health services.

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Politics & Government
8:01 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Joint Finance Committee Approves State Budget Following All Night Session

Budget committee members wrapped up work on the new state budget early this morning in Madison.

State income taxes would be cut by nearly twice as much as proposed by the Walker administration following approval of a new state budget earlier today by the Joint Finance committee.

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Politics & Government
5:33 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Joint Finance Rejects Federal Money to Expand Medicaid

The Legislature's budget panel Tuesday rejected federal money to fully expand Medicaid programs in Wisconsin.
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Republican budget leaders are sticking with Gov. Walker’s plan for BadgerCare.

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Health & Science
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Woman's Cells Live On - As Do Questions About Informed Consent

Author Rebecca Skloot's book explores why informed consent remains a murky issue.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Rebecca Skloot.

How can we ensure that researchers aren't using our biological material without our consent?

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Economy & Business
4:42 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Realtor: Workers Will Stay Put, Despite Residency Rule Change

A Milwaukee home
Credit Brad Lindert/Flickr

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Mike Ruzicka, president of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.

The Joint Finance Committee is supposed to conclude its state budget revisions this week ahead of a full legislative vote this month. Along with tax and spending changes, the budget includes a proposal to lift residency requirements for most public workers.

Many have debated whether that residency rule change will affect services delivered or even harm local communities.

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