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6:24 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Film Critic: 'Before Midnight' an Exercise in Authentic Storytelling

Actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy portray a couple in "Before Midnight."
Credit Sony Pictures Classics

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews film critic Dave Luhrssen.

Before Midnight is the third film in a trilogy by director Richard Linklater.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Committee Opposes Food License for Bronzeville Dollar Tree

A Dollar Tree store is hoping to open in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood, at North and MLK, but a Common Council committee dealt the project a setback Thursday.

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Politics & Government
5:16 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Justices Agree to Hear Domestic Partner Case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.  The registry grants same-sex couples a host of legal rights. 

Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action, filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging the registry violates the state constitution.  It was amended in 2006 prohibiting gay marriage or civil unions.

An appeals court upheld the registry in December, listing a number of rights married couples enjoy that same-sex couples don't, even if they join the registry.

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Politics & Government
4:54 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

State Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Act 10

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Friday announced it would take up a lawsuit pertaining to Act 10.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by two unions challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.

The Supreme Court announced Friday it was taking the case, after an appeals court made the request, noting ongoing uncertainty about the law's status.

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Arts & Culture
3:38 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Water, Milwaukee Landmarks Inspire New World-Premiere Dances

Summerdances at the North Point Water Tower and Cudahy Gardens at the MAM
Credit Troye Fox

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews choreographer and director Steven Koplowitz and UWM dance professor Luc Vanier about Summerdances.

Choreographer Steven Koplowitz takes over two iconic Milwaukee locations to explore water through dance.

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