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10:01 am
Fri September 6, 2013

UWM Chancellor Talks About the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses the impact state budget cuts will be having on the University as the new school year begins. Dr. Lovell also talks about the expanding focus of the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium and how he plans to work with new UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Proposal Would Stop Some 17-year-olds from Being Tried as Adults

Wisconsin is among 11 states where 17-year-olds are automatically treated as adults in the justice system, regardless of the offense.

A new bill would reverse a 1996 law, that required the courts to treat all 17-year-olds as adults.

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Politics & Government
4:13 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Walker Headed to Japan for Trade Conference

Gov. Walker says about 25 firms in Wisconsin are affiliated with Japan. Most have operations in the advanced manufacturing sector.

Gov. Walker’s office announced Thursday that he’ll attend the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo.

It begins Sunday and runs through Tuesday.

Walker says the goal of the trip is to build trade ties between Wisconsin and investors and businesses in Japan. Walker says the country is “very important” to the state’s global business, as Wisconsin’s fifth largest destination for exports.

The governor says Japan is the number one buyer of Wisconsin products in the medical and scientific instruments category.

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Health & Science
4:12 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Surgeon Cuts Out Heart, So Patient Can Live

Dr. Robert Love is a heart transplant surgeon and director of cardiac surgery at Froedtert Hospital & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Credit Business Journal of Milwaukee/Wisconsin Hospital Association

Increasingly, heart transplants are being delayed, and heart failure patients are being saved by mechanical devices.

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Arts & Culture
4:11 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Milwaukee Musician Has 'Head on Straight'

Heuer's band, Hello Death, will be performing this Saturday night at the Riverwest Public House.
Credit soundcloud

There is a lot of creativity emerging from the Milwaukee music scene.  There are scores of talented songwriters wherever you look - practically one in every backyard.

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Regional
4:10 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Van Hollen: No Need to Change How Deaths in Police Custody are Investigated

State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has come out against a new bipartisan bill.

Two lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday, calling for an independent review of fatal officer-involved shootings and deaths in police custody.

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Arts & Culture
3:42 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Former BoDean Scores Playwright's Life Story

Sam Llanas, from the BoDeans, performs his song for "A Day for Grace" in the Lake Effect studio.
Mitch Teich, Lake Effect

When playwright Doug Vincent needed music for his new one-man show, he turned to what he loved: the music of former BoDean Sam Llanas.

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Environment
3:30 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

DNR Assumes Management of Environmental Education Center

The Department of Natural Resources  announced its staff will take over operation of the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, located in Poynette, Wisconsin.

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Economy & Business
3:17 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

New Procedure for Unemployment Benefits Goes into Effect Next Month

New claimants for unmployment in Wisconsin will soon have to upload resumes to a new site to receive benefits.
Credit Rkwriting/Wikimedia commons

The latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development shows that about 79,000 people here receive unemployment benefits. 

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Politics & Government
12:07 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

State Panel Approves Public Land Restrictions

The state Senate Mining Committee has approved a bill that will close thousands of acres around a mining site in northern Wisconsin to hikers, hunters and other members of the public.

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