Arts & Culture
7:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Grieving Mom Honors Late Daughter with 'Legacy Letters'

Leah Dobkin's late daughter, Hannah Rose, had a special connection with animals and dreamed of being an oceanographer. Dobkin was inspired by Hannah to create the "Honor Your Angel" Legacy Letters.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Leah Dobkin, founder of Legacy Letters.

A few years ago on the show, we spoke with Shorewood writer Leah Dobkin about a new business she was launching called "Legacy Letters."

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4:58 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

No Consensus on What Wisconsin Should Demand of Voucher Schools

As Wisconsin sends more money to private schools for voucher students, lawmakers consider ways to safeguard the investment.

People testified for hours Thursday, on what taxpayers should expect from the private schools getting public money for Choice or voucher students.

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Arts & Culture
4:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Skatepark Ramps Up Local Talent

The view inside the 4 Seasons Skatepark in Milwaukee
Dan Harmon, Nathan Royster

Lake Effect’s Dan Harmon and Nathan Royster go to Milwaukee's 4 Seasons Skatepark and speak with founder Neal Levin and operations manager Jeff Gozdowiak.

You'd never guess from its quiet, old red brick exterior that the Wisconsin Electric building off I-94 near Marquette University is full of fast-paced activity.

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4:50 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Menominee: Most Wisconsin Tribes Support Kenosha Casino

The Menominee tribe wants to build a casino in Kenosha
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A majority of federally recognized American Indian tribes in Wisconsin say they support the Menominee's attempt to build a new casino in Kenosha.

The Menominee issued a news release Thursday, saying it had the support of eight of the state's 11 tribes.  

Gov. Scott Walker has said he won't approve the project unless there's unanimous consent among all the tribes. 

The three tribes that did not sign Thursday's statement were the Ho-Chunk Nation, the Oneida and the Forest County Potawatomi. 

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Politics & Government
3:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Assembly Committee Approves Drunken Driving Bills

An Assembly committee Thursday approved six bills related to drunken driving.
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A legislative committee has approved a half dozen measures that would impose tougher sanctions on drunken drivers.

One of the bills would make the first offense a crime, if a driver's blood alcohol content is .15 or above. Currently, first offenders are issued municipal tickets.

Another measure would make the third offense a felony.

The panel also approved bills imposing mandatory sentences for drunken drivers who injure or kill someone and allowing authorities to seize offenders' vehicles.

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