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Politics & Government
10:15 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Local Governments Consider Consolidation Options

The operations room at Waukesha County Communications
Credit Mark Felix / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley explores why some municipalities are considering consolidating their services.

Across the country, cities and counties are running out places to turn for cash. Residents complain that taxes are too high but then wince at cuts to services. In southeast Wisconsin and elsewhere, leaders are turning to a third option: consolidation of services or of whole communities. While it can save millions, some critics say autonomy is more important.

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Arts & Culture
8:51 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Marriages Up, Divorces Down in Wisconsin

For the second year in a row more people were married and fewer divorced in Wisconsin.

Marriages increased in Wisconsin during 2012, and the number of people who divorced dropped.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Are There Other Job Creators in Proposed Iron Mining Region?

Kelly Westlund inside Lake Superior CSA aggregation and distribution central.

One compelling element of the proposed iron mine in the Penokee Range is employment. An Ashland city councilor insists the area has multiple options for creating jobs.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Bronzeville Week Focuses on Once Thriving Neighborhood

Young people rehab homes in Bronzeville
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Milwaukee has been summoning attention this week to its Bronzeville neighborhood.

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Regional
5:26 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Report: Man Dies of Legionnaire’s Disease

There have been nearly 50 cases of Legionnaire’s disease in Milwaukee County this summer.

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