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8:43 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Big Decisions Loom For Joint Finance Committee

JFC members today will tackle major budget issues including school aids and Medicaid funding.
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

This is the final scheduled day of meetings for the Joint Finance Committee.

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Politics & Government
8:34 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Proposed Changes to Voting Laws Has Some Upset

Wisconsin could soon see an overhaul of its voting laws
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Another move is afoot in Wisconsin to change the state’s election laws. There will be a public hearing in Madison Tuesday at 10 am on the Republican plan.

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Arts & Culture
7:05 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Chef Curtis Stone Mixes Busy Life with a Dollop of Home Cooking

Chef Curtis Stone
Credit (Curtis Stone)

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Chef Curtis Stone.

Many cookbooks claim to speak to our busy lives and the need to simplify cooking without compromising quality and flavor.

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Arts & Culture
6:53 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Five Milwaukee Activities for All Hours of the Day...and Night

Need an idea for a daytime activity? Try a walk in Forest Home Cemetery.
Credit (Brian Zalewski/Flickr)

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Magazine writer Dan Murphy about local activities for any time of day.

While Milwaukee may never gain the reputation of being a city that never sleeps, there is a lot more going on during a full 24 hour day than many of us might expect.

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Arts & Culture
5:56 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Church Group Works to Overcome Racial Divide

Members of Inhabit and Transformation City Church pray at a recently renovated home.
Credit (Inhabit)

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley tells us about the work Transformation City Church is doing in Milwaukee.

A church-based non-profit is working to overcome segregation and division in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Consumers, Employers Still Uncertain About Health Care Reform's Impact

What do doctors, patients and businesses need to know about the Affordable Care Act's provisions going forward?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews health care attorney Barbara Zabawa.

With the largest portion of the healthcare reform bill not set to go into law until next year, new research indicates the law is already having an impact on one population.

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Economy & Business
10:29 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Dells Attractions: Immigration Reform Could End Use of Foreign College Workers

Owners of tourist attractions in the Wisconsin Dells contend the immigration reform bill making the rounds in Washington, would halt the use of college students from abroad, as summer help.

Resort operators and others in the popular vacation spot have long been bringing in foreign college students to work the busy summer months, under a J-1 Visa program.

Politics & Government
1:01 am
Mon June 3, 2013

GOP Legislators Grapple with Budget, Discord

The Legislature’s finance committee is expected to take up contentious issues this week
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Republican legislators have not been walking in lockstep this time, with Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Milwaukee Housing Authority Works to Create Independence

Berryland Public Housing is owned and operated by the Milwaukee Housing Authority

Public housing was designed to help people fallen on hard-times.

However, in cities including Milwaukee, some people remain in the safety net for significant amounts of time.

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Arts & Culture
12:27 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

LEGO Used as Building Blocks for Arts Education and Creativity

Andrew Johnson, Lego Master Builder
Credit NPR

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews LEGO Master Model Builder Andrew Johnson.

LEGO has been a part of childhood for many of us, but for some, it is also their career. Andrew Johnson is a LEGO Master Model Builder in Chicago.

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