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2:23 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

'Dog Stars' Imagines Post-Apocalyptic Humanity

Author Peter Heller has written four non-fiction adventure books, but "The Dog Stars" is his first novel.
Credit Knopf

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Peter Heller.

Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction tends to be rather bleak. The world as we know it has ended, chaos rules, and humans, or what’s left of them, tend to be reduced to their basest natures. Survival is paramount and all the niceties of so called civilization tend to go by the wayside.

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Regional
1:29 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Milwaukee Archdiocese Releases Clergy Sex Abuse Files

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has released thousands of pages of documents related to cases of clergy abusing people sexually.

The items include priest personnel files and depositions of church leaders, including now Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who had been archbishop of Milwaukee for several years and is now president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Politics & Government
12:56 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Waukesha's Vrakas Praises New State Budget

Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas says there are several items in the new two-year state budget that will help Waukesha County, such as increased transit aid.

He adds that he's confident local officials will craft effective strategies to handle things the new spending plan will make more challenging

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Politics & Government
12:21 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Barrett: Walker’s Budget Unfairly Attacks Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s mayor says it’s almost as if the state budget goes out of its way to harm the city.

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Politics & Government
9:53 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Governor Signs Budget Leaving Major Provisions Intact

The state's new budget is drawing favorable reviews from Republicans and criticism from Democrats
Credit Eric Thayer, Getty Images

The state's new two-year budget includes 57 vetoes by Gov. Walker, including of a bail bondsman program

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a new two-year, $68 billion budget. It includes a $650 million income tax cut, expands private school vouchers, rejects a federal expansion of Medicaid and bans existing residency rules.

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