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10:57 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Central and Northeast Wisconsin Work to Recover from Severe Storms

The storm tore the roof off of this house in Kaukauna, WI.
Wm. Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media (Appleton, WI)

Two tornadoes and powerful winds whipped through parts of Wisconsin late Tuesday and early Wednesday. The storms flattened structures, including barns and a church.

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Thu August 8, 2013

A White Piece of Art Makes Life Colorful: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre performs Reza's "Art"

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of Yasmina Reza's "Art" is opening tonight, featuring (l-r) Tom Klubertanz, C. Michael Wright & Brian Mani.
Credit Bill Finn

Would you spend $200,000 on a painting of a white background with white stripes?  How would your closest friends react if you did?

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Health & Science
10:28 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Exo-Planets Could Hold Key in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The "gap" in this young star's surrounding disc of gas and dust indicates that new exo-planets are being made.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech

An astrophysicist says the search for extraterrestrial life is about to get interesting.

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Regional
8:43 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Milwaukee Residents Proclaim Love For Neighborhood

(l-r) Tina Holst, Kathy Blair Koch, and Russell Stamper II say they love city life.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hopes more police on the street will help counteract a recent surge in gun violence in the city.

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Politics & Government
4:57 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Barrett Seeks Help From State Lawmakers to Curtail Violence

Mayor Barrett is looking for help from the state to help stem Milwaukee's violent summer

It’s been a violent week in Milwaukee. At least 20 people have been shot since Friday.

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Reports of Police Warning Spectators at State Capitol

Several people watching the daily protests at the Wisconsin Capitol say police have warned them, they could be arrested and fined.

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Politics & Government
10:29 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Wisconsin GOP Legislators Out Raise Democrats

It appears Wisconsin's Republican lawmakers have raised a lot more cash than their Democratic counterparts, for upcoming campaigns.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Rock Island Lighthouse Sets Scene for Historical Mystery Novel

Pottawatomie Lighthouse on Rock Island
Credit United States Coast Guard

The shores beneath a historic lighthouse become a crime scene in a new murder mystery from Kathleen Ernst.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

A Short Bright Flash: French Physicist's Lens Revolutionized Lighthouses

Point Reyes Lighthouse in San Francisco, Calif.
Credit vtsr/Flickr

As we mark National Lighthouse Day, we hear about the technology that saved lives and built empires.

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Environment
10:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Essay: A Sustainable Lakefront View

Milwaukee's lakefront
Credit Teecycle Tim/Flickr

Milwaukee’s lakefront is as representative of the city as the Art Museum, Miller beer or the Brewers. For essayist Mark Siegrist, who grew up here, that lakefront is Milwaukee at its most elemental:

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