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3:07 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Historian: Northern Free Blacks 'Spearheaded' Lead Up to Civil War

As we mark the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, we've heard a lot about the battles, the heroes, the death tolls.

But what we don't hear often enough is about the people who had the biggest stake in the war's outcome: African-Americans - both slaves and free persons.

University of Wisconsin historian Steve Kantrowitz argues that we often overlook the role of Northern free blacks in the lead up to the civil war. 

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Health & Science
2:54 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Book: Dark Side of Biotechnology Is in Our Own Food

Is there a dark side to the biotechnology industry?
Credit UWM

Over the past 15 years, agricultural biotechnology has taken hold in North America.

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Education
2:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Amid Sagging Enrollment, High Schools Turn to Self-Promotion

How are schools marketing themselves to prospective students?
Credit Bill McChesney/Flickr

What's driving the heated competition for new high school students in Milwaukee?

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Arts & Culture
2:06 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Boutique, Artist Celebrate Creative Fabric of Third Ward

Lela Boutique in the Third Ward celebrates 10 years of business.
Credit Lela

A renowned artist is helping a Third Ward clothing boutique mark its 10th birthday - in a unique way.

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Politics & Government
12:47 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Who Should Draw Wisconsin's Political Districts?

Boundaries set until 2020

A bipartisan group wants the Legislative Reference Bureau, not lawmakers, to revamp political boundaries every 10 years. Leaders don't seem supportive of change.

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Environment
11:22 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Solar Panels Top Some Milwaukee Bus Stop Shelters

Bus stop located on N. 17th St. and W. Highland Ave. in Milwaukee
Michelle Maternowski

The panels will power ads on the sides of 50 bus shelters. Clear Channel Communications maintains them for the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Regional
4:30 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama to Visit Watertown

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

First Lady Michelle Obama and Actress Eva Longoria are coming to Watertown High School Thursday for an event to promote drinking water instead of sugary soft drinks.

Watertown is home to Wis-Pak, one of the country's largest manufacturers and distributors of Pepsi products. 

Mrs. Obama is joining with "Partnership for a Healthier America" to launch a new nationwide effort to encourage the drinking of more water.

The White House says the event is not open to the general public.

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Health & Science
3:21 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

How Fast Does a Concussed Brain Heal?

A local researcher makes the case that we need to figure out how long it takes the brain to heal from a concussion.
Credit John McStravick/Flickr

With football season now underway, concerns are once again heating up about how to treat head injuries.

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Environment
6:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Milwaukee Hosts a Week of Great Lakes Discussion

Downtown Milwaukee will brim over this week with people concerned about the health of the Great Lakes.

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Arts & Culture
6:06 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Cedarburg Gets New Art Museum, Courtesy of Bank

The new Cedarburg Art Museum is housed in a historic Victorian mansion.
Credit Cedarburg Art Museum

The city of Cedarburg is known for its strong local arts scene.

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