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8:33 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Traveling in Wi? Watch Out For Deer.

State officials warn the threat of car-deer crashes is high this year in Wisconsin.

Deer mating season in October and November is bringing a higher than usual threat of car-deer crashes.

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Politics & Government
8:04 am
Fri September 27, 2013

State School Superintendent Says Voucher Schools Must Be Accountable

DPI chief Tony Evers says there are "no more excuses" for private schools that receive taxpayer funds.

State schools Superintendent Tony Evers says private schools that accept taxpayer funds must be part  of a statewide accountability system. A proposal pending in the state legislature to do that, is getting resistance from some private schools because of the power that would be granted to Evers' office. Tony Evers delivered his "state of education" address in Madison yesterday.  Evers also said he favors Wisconsin's use of the common core curriculum and says it sets higher standards than ever before.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

South Shore Beach Goes Green for Science

Dr. Sandra McLellan and her team
McLellan Lab

This morning, at Milwaukee’s South Shore Beach, researchers poured batches of nontoxic green dye into the water.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

One Week In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Nine days ago, five canoes launched from the northern shores of the Mississippi River. We catch up with one of the paddlers – a Whitefish Bay native - as they navigate along the river.

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Politics & Government
4:54 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Abele Proposes Freezing Property Taxes and Cutting Sheriff's Budget

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele delivered his 2014 budget proposal calling for pay raises and cuts to the sheriff's department budget

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thursday delivered his 2014 budget to the county board. His plan totals $1.3 billion and freezes property taxes.

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Arts & Culture
4:05 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Essay: The Fashionista

A fashion runway
Credit Sebastian Dooris/Flickr

Over a lifetime, Lake Effect essayist Cari Taylor-Carlson has weathered many changes. 

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Health & Science
3:56 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

What Happened to All Those Moon Rocks?

The crater Daedelus is on the far side of the Earth's moon. This image was taken by Apollo 11.
Credit NASA

The Apollo moon missions (11 through 17, minus the infamous 13) collected more than 800 pounds of moon rock. But whatever happened to those samples?

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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

'The Dissolve' Keeps Film Criticism Professional, Even Online

The Dissolve is an online film criticism site based in Chicago.
Credit Pitchfork

The 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival kicks off tonight, offering a representative mix of films produced these days, from the shorts and animation to the full-length blockbusters in their 35mm glory.

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UWM Today
3:03 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Sustainable Development & the Importance of Protecting Biodiversity

Tom Luljak and Tim Haas
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tim Haas, associate professor of Business Statistics at UWM's Lubar School of Business, discusses sustainable development and the critical importance of protecting biodiversity with UWM Today host Tom Luljak.

Haas' interest in the environment and sustainable manufacturing brings together his research on finding optimal strategies for managing political-ecological systems, his engineering background and his experience in teaching and using statistical tools.

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Environment
2:41 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

New Arboretum Helps Milwaukeeans Branch Out into Nature

Rotary Centennial Arboretum
The Hacker Family, Milwaukee, WI

After planning for several years, the 40-acre Rotary Centennial Arboretum opens along the Milwaukee River north of downtown this weekend.

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