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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.
Credit Gary Cycles, Flickr

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

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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Arts & Culture
3:05 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Grab Your Bowling Shoes & White Russians! Lebowski Fest Returns

Milwaukee has the rare honor of hosting Lebowski Fest for the second consecutive time.
Credit Lebowski Fest

This weekend in Milwaukee, festival-goers will celebrate a culture of laziness, drinking, and the sometimes unfocused thoughts that go along with both.

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Arts & Culture
2:17 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Minnesotan Murder Mansion Inspires 'Gothic Suspense Novel'

The site of a real-life, infamous double murder inspired the setting in Wendy Webb's new novel.
Credit Wendy Webb

With a dark history full of shipwrecks and shoreline mansions with murderous tenants, Lake Superior is a perfect albeit eerie setting for ghost stories.

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Politics & Government
12:51 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Freshman-Senior Senator Ron Johnson Makes his Mark on Capitol Hill

Sen. Ron Johnson, speaking with reporters in Dec. 2012
Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Halfway through his first term in office, Republican Ron Johnson is now the senior senator from Wisconsin.

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Environment
10:45 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Hopeful Hunters Await Word on Wolf Permits

Wolf hunt permit application are down about 30 percent this year compared to the hunt's inaugural year.

The Wisconsin DNR will conduct a drawing on Thursday to select who will qualify for a wolf hunting or trapping license.

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Economy & Business
10:41 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Brewers Fans Cash In on Incentives

Brewers fans cash in on $10 vouchers
Credit LaToya Dennis

The Brewers have taken big hits this season. They’ve lost starting players to injury. They’re on pace to having their worst record in years.

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