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1:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Milwaukee Violence Impacts Region's Quality of Life

Milwaukee has seen a sharp rise in violent crime in recent weeks.
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We’ve been reporting recently on a sharp uptick in violent crime in Milwaukee. Since the beginning of August, more than 25 people have been shot, and several died.

The central city of Milwaukee, and all of its problems, can seem very far away if you live at the edge of town, or in suburbs that have safe neighborhoods. But the idea that violence and its impacts are contained in a few, dangerous areas is shortsighted, according to Sam White.

“I would say that it is everyone in the region’s problem.”

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Regional
4:16 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

More Males Sue MPD for Alleged Strip Searches

Five black men filed lawsuits in July, accusing Milwaukee police officers of conducting or overseeing illegal strip searches.

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Regional
4:11 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Man Accused of Threatening Federal Witness

A Milwaukee man could be sentenced to life in prison, if convicted on a charge of retaliating against a federal witness.

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Education
4:09 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Proposal would Include Voucher Schools in State Report Card

Some critics of school choice argue the schools in the program are not measured for quality.

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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Genesis Guitarist Pays It Forward to Future Rock Musicians

Milwaukee native and rock star Daryl Stuermer will judge young rock guitarists.
Credit Wilson Center website

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews long-time member of the band Genesis Daryl Stuermer.

Milwaukee’s Daryl Stuermer made it big – as the lead guitarist for Genesis.  But he still lives here, and he’s helping young guitarists live their rock-and-roll dreams. 

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