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5:52 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Sports Analyst: Packers Could Be 'Scary' Good This Season

Expectations are high for Packers rookie Eddie Lacy.
Credit Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The NFL season officially got underway on Thursday night, but for most Wisconsinites, it’s the Packers’ Sunday kickoff that really marks the start to the season.

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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

GE Healthcare, NFL Partner to Improve Concussion Diagnoses

Microbleeds in the brain
Credit Dr. Robert Carlier, Dr. Frederic Colas, CHU Raymond Poincaré in France

The Green Bay Packers’ season begins with a Sunday afternoon struggle against the San Francisco 49ers.  But the struggle is a different one for players who have sustained head injuries.

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Politics & Government
5:20 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Casino Wars, Braun's Graffito Closing Top Week's News Stories

Ryan Braun's restaurant Graffito will be closed by Surg Restaurant Group by the end of this year.
Credit Stephen M./Yelp.com

Not far from downtown Milwaukee, a high-rise hotel project is underway at the casino operated by the Potowatomi tribe, in the Menomonee Valley. It’s the only such casino in southeastern Wisconsin.  But that could change – if a plan by the Menomonee tribe to build a new casino in Kenosha moves forward.

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Health & Science
4:36 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

'The Sound of Life': Woman Lives with Artificial Heart

Heart failure patient Kathleen Shores poses with the backpack containing her artificial heart.
Froedtert Hospital

 

Heart failure was plaguing a young Wisconsin mom named Kathleen Shores when she flat-lined in Froedtert Hospital's ICU last year.

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Politics & Government
3:53 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Advocacy Group: Don't Demonize Dog Breeds Like Pit Bulls

Pit bulls are the current target to many breed-discriminatory legislation in Wisconsin.
Credit Bettie Page Styled, Flickr

Two weeks ago, President Obama came out against so-called breed-restrictive legislation – essentially policies against certain kinds of dogs.

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Arts & Culture
3:29 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Drumming Up Interest in a Sculpture Garden

The inuksuk, or Inuit stone markers, inspired an outdoor music piece coming to Milwaukee.
Credit Nicolas M. Perrault/Wikimedia Commons

Ninety-nine percussionists will be playing throughout the Lynden Sculpture Garden this weekend, combining the arts of sound and scene.

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Arts & Culture
2:53 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Local Business Serves as 'Wedding Planner' for People's Stuff

Pat Mattiacci and Kirsten Winski help people downsize and re-organize the clutter they have accumulated throughout their lives.
Credit Gianofer Fields

People spend a lifetime collecting things that tell their stories but what happens when for whatever reason, they can't keep them anymore.

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Politics & Government
12:12 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Political Observer: GOP Still Debating What Might Boost Wisconsin Economy

Lawmakers meeting for five weeks this fall

State Republicans passed their big economic agenda in early 2011, but have not yet seen the desired results, according to JR Ross, editor of WisPolitics.com.

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Environment
11:54 am
Fri September 6, 2013

An Artful Vision of Repurposing Damaged Urban Trees

Dwayne Sperber in the Delafield Arts Center as the exhibit was being installed.

Dwayne Sperber handcrafts furniture from damaged urban trees. He envisions an industry that uses the wood that normally ends up in landfills.

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Regional
11:32 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Restaurant Group Drops Ryan Braun

Credit SURG Restaurant Group

SURG Restaurant Group released a statement on Thursday saying it will change the name of its 8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill and close Braun's Graffito restaurant.

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