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12:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Girls in Tech Comes to Milwaukee

Girls in Tech has a chapter starting in Milwaukee to get women of all ages involved with technology.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Beth Akerlund, managing director of the Milwaukee Chapter of Girls in Tech.

A Milwaukee area group forms to attract girls and women to technology fields.

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Politics & Government
10:13 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Part of Courthouse Open Again

The Milwaukee County Courthouse is again open for criminal and other court proceedings. Cleaning continues throughout the building.

Milwaukee County administrator Don Tyler says it's too soon say when all of the Milwaukee County Courthouse will reopen. Criminal courts are open again starting today.

The Milwaukee County Courthouse reopened today after a partial clean up.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers Call for Higher Wages

The minimum wage is $7.25/hour. The last time it rose was in 2009.
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Organizers in a number of cities are pushing for fast food wages to climb to $15, and for employees to form unions.

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Arts & Culture
5:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Milwaukee Public Theatre's "Out to Lunch" will entertain and teach kids the benefits to eating their vegetables.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Public Theatre representatives about their new show.

 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

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Arts & Culture
5:38 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

The Surface Movie: A Story of Milwaukee and Hope

Lake Michigan plays a crucial role in an upcoming film.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews filmmakers Gil Cates, Jr. and Jeff Gendelman.

Milwaukee has done a lot to attract different water-related industries to the region to take advantage of the Great Lakes. 

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