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3:29 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Budget Bill Goes to Governor

The state's proposed biennial budget could soon be signed - or vetoed by Governor Scott Walker.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Journal Sentinel's Patrick Marley.

After hours of debate, following weeks of debate, the Wisconsin State Senate yesterday passed a proposed biennial budget for the state. 

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Arts & Culture
1:04 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Okka Fest Reignites Jazz

Saxophones feature prominently in free jazz.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Okka Disk Records founder and Okka Fest co-curator Bruno Johnson.

Free jazz. If hearing those two words together makes you close your eyes and shudder, Bruno Johnson wants to have a word.

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Regional
12:30 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Former Officer Sentenced to 26 Months for Illegal Body Searches

Former MPD Officer Michael Vagnini must spend 26 months in prison, for conducting invasive body searches on suspects. In April, the 34-year-old pleaded no contest to four felonies and four misdemeanors.

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Regional
12:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Milwaukee Makes the List - of Cities On a Lot of Lists

Could an appearance on the list of "Most Photogenic Cities" be in Milwaukee's future?
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Howie Magner chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

It seems that not a week goes by when we don't learn that Milwaukee has been named to a national list of the best things or the worst things.

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Health & Science
10:48 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Beach Advisories Now Posted on Signs and Online

Some days are for sitting on the beach

With this first day of summer, 2013, the City of Milwaukee Health Dept. wants residents to know it now posts updates about water quality at local beaches on both signs at each Milwaukee beach and online.

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