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4:48 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Art Show Reinvents the Bicycle Wheel

Architect and artist Emily Scali's bike wall
Credit Gianofer Fields

Contributor Gianofer Fields interviews artist Austin Ohm and architect Emily Scali.

Artists aim to create artwork that's both "beautiful and functional" from bicycle parts.

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World
5:38 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

New Refugees Overcome Stress, Uncertainty and other Obstacles

Edumakono Zetho was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He fled to a refugee camp in Tanzania, and now calls Milwaukee home.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

By September, Wisconsin will have 990 new residents who’ve come here as refugees. They’re among 70,000 the nation is welcoming this federal fiscal year.

Refugees have been settling in Wisconsin for more than a century, so systems are in place to meet their needs, such as housing and food. Some need mental health help, as well.

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Sports
5:10 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

It Won't Help Catch the Ball - But Catching Will Hurt Less

Racine-area native Jason Jaramillo wears his company's inner glove as he catches against the New York Mets.
Credit Forceout

An interview with Lee Jaramillo, co-founder of the Racine-based company Forceout.

While baseball fans watch their team play, many focus on the score. One thing that is not often considered is the equipment used in the game. Brothers, catchers, and Racine-area natives Lee and Jason Jaramillo have experienced the pain that catchers have game after game of the impact a hard ball is pitched.

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World
4:53 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Four Priorities for the United Nations in a Changing World

The UN building in New York, N.Y.
Credit Photo by Ashitaka San, Flickr

An interview with Guillermo Rishchynski, the Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The eyes of the world remain on Boston in the wake of Monday’s bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The attacks, which killed three, were described by President Obama as an act of terror.

While the incident was not as deadly as the 9/11 attacks, it was a reminder that in a global context, terrorism is a sad and frequent fact of life around the world. It’s one confronted by police forces and government agencies, but also by the United Nations.

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Regional
12:20 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Federal Judge Hears Arguments Over Rally Rules at Wisconsin Capitol

2011 rule requires groups of four or more to obtain permit to demonstrate.
Credit Justin Kern, Flickr

A federal judge is listening to arguments over the rule governing rallies at the Wisconsin Capitol.

The Walker Administration enacted the rule in late 2011, following weeks of massive demonstrations earlier in the year. Under the rule, groups that want to promote a cause at the Capitol, must obtain a permit, if the rally will involve four or more people.

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Economy & Business
9:48 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Millennials Talk About Vision for City

Generation Y will be the next group of Milwaukee leaders.

Young professionals are gathering across Milwaukee this week, not only to network, but to also talk about their visions of the city’s future. Organizers of the second annual Young Professionals Week have arranged more than 20 events.

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World
5:43 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Nearly 1,000 Refugees Begin New Lives in Wisconsin

Iraqi family members embrace, after reuniting at General Mitchell International Airport. Some of the family members came here as refugees years ago; others just arrived this month.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Thousands rallied in Washington last week, urging Congress to create a path to citizenship, for undocumented immigrants.

Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to welcome a different set of people from other countries: refugees. They’ve fled their native lands, to escape persecution.

This year, the U.S. government will welcome 70,000 refugees. About 1,000 will head to Wisconsin.

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Regional
1:23 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Updated: Lockdown at Carroll University Cancelled and Classes Are to Resume

Carroll University in Waukesha, WI
Credit Jamie Johnson, Flickr

Updated 12:34 P.M.

Waukesha police say they have a person in custody fitting the description of a man with an alleged gun on the campus of Carroll University. However, at this point, it's believed that he was in possession of an airsoft gun, which very closely resembles a gun.

At around 10:30 A.M., Carroll public safety received a call that there was a man with a gun on campus. Waukesha police arrived soon after.

Police were able to track down the suspect who is known in the area.

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Health & Science
12:12 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Milwaukee Police Lose Court Battle Over Health Insurance Costs

A Wisconsin Appeals Court has sided with the City of Milwaukee, when it comes to which entity sets health care costs for police and fire fighters - the municipality decides.

Gov. Walker's Act 10 ended nearly all public union rights in Wisconsin, except for police and fighters. However, lawmakers also extended a provision that prohibits first-responders from negotiating the design of their health insurance plans. The design includes such items as co-pays and deductibles.

Boston Marathon Bombing
12:10 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Milwaukee Runner Among Those in Boston Marathon Escaping Injury

Wodke describes sadness and chaos following tragedy at Boston Marathon.
Chris Wodke

Runners from Milwaukee were part of Monday’s Boston Marathon – and routed off the course, when two explosions hit.

Christine Wodke was participating for the second straight year, this time, to raise money for charity. She shared her story after making her way back to her hotel.

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