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4:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Book Highlights Sherman Park's Push for Diversity

A new book highlights the efforts of many Sherman Park residents to ensure diversity in their neighborhood.
Credit The History Press

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Paul Geenan about Sherman Park's history.

Milwaukee is one of, if not, the most segregated city in the country - according to varying accounts. A report released last month by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation says the city is the most segregated among 15 similar areas.  But the study also notes that Milwaukee is 6th out of those regions for diversity.

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Regional
2:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jury Convicts 76-year-old Milwaukee Man of Killing Young Neighbor

A Milwaukee jury has found John H. Spooner guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, for shooting to death 13-year-old Darius Simmons. Now the court must decide Spooner's mental state.

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Politics & Government
1:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Black Community Leaders: Zimmerman Verdict Unsurprising

Two members of Milwaukee's black community say they aren't surprised by the Zimmerman verdict.
Credit Sal Falko/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Darryl Williams and Eric Von on the aftermath of the Zimmerman trial.

Two members of Milwaukee's African-American community say the George Zimmerman verdict has a stark takeaway for black male teens.

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Environment
10:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Milwaukee Aims for Sustainable Future

Members of the Green Team sporting Refresh MKE tshirts, helped craft the city's sustainability plan.

A crowd gathered Tuesday in a small plaza where the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers meet to celebrate the city's first sustainability plan.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Abortion Battle Has Long History in Wisconsin

Anti-abortion activists pray across from a clinic on Milwaukee's east side.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Update: A federal judge decided Wednesday, to continue blocking a new Wisconsin abortion rule, at least for the next two weeks. It requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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