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Economy & Business
9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Train Cars Get New Life at Avalon Rail

Avalon Rail president June Garland offers an inside look at the company's West Allis train rehab shop.
Dan Harmon

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon takes us on a tour of Avalon Rail in West Allis.

Whether or not you are a rail fan, you might have noticed private rail cars attached to the end of a conventional train, or sitting on the tracks at the intermodal station in Milwaukee. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Bill Would Require More Accountability For Voucher Schools

Lawmakers will hear testimony Thursday on a bill that would require extensive accountability for voucher schools
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Wisconsin has never required voucher schools to account for their operations as public schools must. Things would change under a bill up for a hearing Thursday at the State Capitol.

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Health & Science
5:41 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Should Labs Freeze Ballplayers' Samples for Future Steroid Tests?

The Brewers' Ryan Braun has been suspended this season for using performance-enhancing drugs.
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Dr. Ruben Baler, Health Scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Instead of finishing out the baseball season, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is volunteering – and apologizing to fans.

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Arts & Culture
5:38 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Essay: A New Yorker in Milwaukee on September 11, 2001

An American flag waves in the wind.
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Lake Effect essayist Linda Benjamin remembers September 11, 2001.

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killed thousands.

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Environment
5:21 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Why Do Forests Matter in the Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species?

Forest Service representatives are in Milwaukee to talk about efforts to prevent the transfer of invasive species from forests to the Great Lakes.
U.S. Forest Service

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Forest Service's Anthony Erba and John Rothlisberger.

It turns out that the health of forests has quite a bit to do with the health of the lakes.

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