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Chancellor's Report
1:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

UWM Chancellor Reflects on UWM System President Reilley's Tenure

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

On his fifth anniversary with UW-Milwaukee, Chancellor Mike Lovell reflects on his reasons for coming to Milwaukee as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and his accomplishments as Chancellor. Also, Lovell reflects on the tenure of outgoing UW System President Kevin Reilley.

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Environment
12:49 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Milwaukee Hunting Mosquitos

The Milwaukee Health Department has applied more than 2,200 doses of mosquito larvicide to catch basins across the city, to help prevent West Nile virus.

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Politics & Government
12:16 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

National Governors Association Meeting Kicks Off in Milwaukee

The National Governors Association’s annual meeting begins Thursday in Milwaukee and will run through the weekend.

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Politics & Government
12:13 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Legislators Take Another Crack at Toughening Penalties for Drunken Driving

Two Republican legislators say Wisconsin's drunken driving laws have been lax, for too long, particularly when it comes to repeat offenders.

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Education
10:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Local Volunteer Says She Refuses to Play "Blind Card"

Volunteer Cindy Alioto
Credit Vision Forward

As the National Governors Association’s annual meeting kicks off tomorrow with a session on employing people with disabilities, a local volunteer says she is proof that challenges can be overcome.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Musician Takes Mature Approach to Kids' Music

Nathan Meckel (center) of The Happy Racers performs for fans, young and old.
Credit The Happy Racers

There once was a time when there two kinds of musicians: those who played for kids, and ones who played for grown ups. And there was not much overlap, in the styles of music aimed at the two groups of listeners. That’s changed in the last decade or two, and now it is not such a stretch for a musician to find his or her feet in both worlds.

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Regional
8:19 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Counting Milwaukee's Homeless Residents

Clyde Cole (right) has taken part in the meal program at St. Ben's for eight years. Brother Dave Schwab (left) is director of the program.

While it’s often an invisible population, homeless advocates believe that on any given day, there are as many as 1,500 men, women and children looking for a place to sleep in Milwaukee.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

State Fair Tradition Extends Back More Than 160 Years

An antique postcard captures an early image of fairgoers.
Credit Wisconsin State Fair

The annual Wisconsin State Fair begins in West Allis on Thursday.

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Politics & Government
1:38 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Judge Continues Ban on New Wisconsin Abortion Rule

A federal judge has told Wisconsin, it cannot enforce a new rule on abortion providers, at least until August 8. The rule requires them to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Education
12:46 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

48 Private Schools Register for Wisconsin's Expanded Voucher Program

Wisconsin is allowing 500 students to take part in the statewide voucher expansion

Private schools in Green Bay top the list - with six applying.  Sheboygan is next, with four schools filing the necessary paperwork.

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