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1:00 am
Thu May 30, 2013

State Lawmakers Listen to Heated Debate on Abortion Bill

Dozens of people packed a hearing room at the State Capitol on Wednesday.
Credit Justin Kern, flickr

Thousands of workers in Wisconsin could soon find their health insurance plans dropping an item: abortion or contraception.

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Politics & Government
3:53 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Venture Capital Plan would Exclude Troubled Job Creation Agency

State lawmakers who back the creation of a venture capital fund have changed their original proposal.

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Politics & Government
3:11 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Update: Budget Committee Actions Wednesday

Budget work has ended for the day
Credit Justin W. Kern

The Legislature's Joint Finance resumed its work Wednesday, reviewing Gov. Walker's proposed 2013-2015 state budget. Among actions the panel took before adjourning:

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Milwaukee's Newest Concert Venue Is One of Its Oldest Places

The Miller Caves will host two concerts by actor and musician John C. Reilly on June 16th
Credit Jordan Fischer, via Flickr

Listen to the interview, recorded at the Miller Caves.

If you’ve ever taken the tour at the Miller Brewery, you’ve probably encountered the Miller Caves.  A veritable underground bunker, carved into the hill above State Street in the Miller Valley.

The space is more than a century old, but it will soon be put to a use it’s never held in those hundred plus years – that of a concert venue.  The Pabst Theater Organization is pairing with MillerCoors to host the first-ever concert at the Miller Caves in June.  The two shows on June 16th will feature actor and musician John C. Reilly.

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Books
2:51 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Thinking of Moving to the Country? Give This a Listen.

Farm life is all that it's cracked up to be - or perhaps more so.
Credit Sir Hectimere photo, via Flickr

Author Kristy Athens speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Many people who live in the city or suburbs have had the somewhat romantic notion of giving up the rat race and buying a place in the country... maybe getting some chickens, growing some of your own food. It's tempting, especially after you've sat in rush hour traffic for a while.

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