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5:03 am
Thu July 18, 2013

At the End of Your Rope? Just Make More

Old World Wisconsin interpreter Dirk Hildebrandt demonstrates how our ancestors made a key piece of farm equipment.
Credit Gianofer Fields

When was the last time you found yourself in need of some reliable rope?

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Changes Contemplated for Milwaukee's Westown

The Reuss Federal Plaza is one of Westown's best known buildings.

A local group wants to bring more "gusto" to Westown revitalization efforts.

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Environment
12:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Water Council on the Move

Workers add finishing touches outside as tenants move into Global Water Center.

The Water Council transplanted itself into its new home - a century-old warehouse in Walker’s Point.

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Health & Science
5:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

East Meets West: Guide to Wellness Channels Modern & Spiritual Medicine

Dr. Ashok Bedi explains some practical ways we can use spiritual and traditional medicine to achieve wellness.
Credit Boswell Book Company

"In the 20th century, medicine was strictly concerned with treating illnesses. The medicine of the 21st century is about wellness."

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Regional
4:59 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict, Spooner Trial Heads into Second Phase

A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday convicted a 76-year-old man of first-degree homicide. John Spooner shot and killed his 13-year old next-door neighbor last year, after accusing the teen of stealing guns.

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Economy & Business
4:41 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Voces de la Frontera Finds Workers' Rights, Immigration Reform Linked

Palermo's workers on strike protest on May Day.
Credit WisconsinJobsNow/Flickr

The future of immigration reform at the federal level remains in doubt, stalled in the House of Representatives, where key Republican leaders oppose the package backed by the Senate.

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Politics & Government
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

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

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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