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Sikh Temple Shooting
2:42 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Bringing Together Communities of Faith After Temple Shootings

The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee is working to bridge the gap between communities of faith.

Visitation is going on this morning in Oak Creek for the victims of Sunday’s shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Six temple-goers were killed in shootings by Wade Michael Page of Cudahy before Page reportedly killed himself.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
2:27 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Hundreds Pay Respects, Led by Family Members and Dignitaries

People from near and far honor the victims of tragedy.

Family members of the six people slain at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, shared their grief and consolation Friday and offered reflections on their loved ones to a crowd of hundreds gathered in the Oak Creek High School gymnasium. Dignitaries, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed condolences to the community during the joint funeral for the six.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
2:22 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

A Little About the Sikh Temple Victims

All will be honored Friday.

Thousands of people will stream into Oak Creek High School Friday morning. They will spend time at the joint memorial service for the six people a gunman killed at the Sikh Temple on Sunday.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
1:22 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Thousands Mourn Sikh Temple Members at Joint Funeral

The line of mourners extended out the door of Oak Creek High School.

There was a huge outpouring of love and support in Oak Creek today, as the six worshippers a gunman shot and killed at the Sikh Temple Sunday were laid to rest. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, a couple thousand people turned out for the public wake and service at Oak Creek High School. Those in grief were surrounded, and they, in turn, encouraged others.

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Regional
12:32 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

A Letter from Milwaukee to Wisconsin

Milwaukee writes a letter to Wisconsin
Credit a.drian, flickr

Whether you are a native Wisconsinite or newcomer, it’s hard not to notice that the relationship between Milwaukee and the rest of the state can be a bit frosty. All relationships go through their ups and downs, but the tension between these two has been especially apparent in the last couple of years. So when talking things out seems to get nowhere, sometimes the only thing to do is sit down and write a letter, as Lake Effect essayist Alex Runner discovered. Runner is an award-winning essayist who lives in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Regional
10:34 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Why did Frontier Airlines Pull Out of Milwaukee?

Frontier Airlines now has only 7 daily flights into Milwaukee, and until now has been silent about why it downsized.
Credit Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Editor Mark Kass.

Just as recently summer last year, all was well between Frontier Airlines and Milwaukee. The airline had been touted as the new major player in the Milwaukee market since it was bought by its parent company Republic Airways Holdings in 2009. Frontier’s hub at General Mitchell airport was bustling with more than 80 departures a day. And it seemed that most of the hard feelings had dissipated after Republic folded hometown favorite Midwest Airlines into Frontier’s operations and brand.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Fri August 10, 2012

An Artist, a Tool & a Purpose

Madison artist Kelty Carew uses her etching skills to create art - and memorials.
Credit Gianofer Fields

Contributor Gianofer Fields introduces us to Madison artist Kelty Carew.

Objects play many roles in our lives. Some are functional. Some are ornamental. But, there are things - objects - that touch us on an deeper level.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
5:01 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Community Remembers Sikh Shooting Victims

The daughter of Prakash Singh, who died on Sunday, is being consoled.

National Night Out is typically about promoting partnerships between communities and law enforcement.

However, this year the night took on new meaning, particularly in Oak Creek.

WUWM’s LaToya Dennis attended Tuesday night's event and offered voices and observations during Morning Edition.

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Regional
2:35 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Magazine's List of Mass Shootings Prompts Recollection of Past Events

A chart included among Mother Jones' "Guide to Mass Shootings in America" depicts the number of weapons used that were bought legally vs. illegally.
Credit Mother Jones

In the aftermath of Sunday's tragic and deadly shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a question many of us have is, "How could this happen in our own backyard?" And as the mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado occurred not even three weeks before those in Oak Creek, we also likely to be asking how such a violent act happened yet again.

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Arts & Culture
2:39 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Local Sikh Educator Aims to Spread Awareness of Faith

Credit Sikhs.org

As the Federal and local investigations into Sunday’s tragic shootings at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek continue, people all over Southeast Wisconsin hold vigils for the victims and their families, and try to make sense of the violence.

Milwaukeean Raminder Kaur attended a downtown vigil Sunday night in honor of the victims of the Oak Creek temple shooting. She says she's gone to services at that temple with her 8-year-old son - who she sometimes worries is a target because of his faith.

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