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8:37 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Talks Over Private School Choice Expansion Deadlocked

An effort to strike a compromise on a Walker administration plan to expand private school choice has hit a roadblock.

A state Senate leader says talks designed to strike a compromise on Gov. Scott Walker's  private school choice expansion plan have reached an impasse.

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Economy & Business
3:34 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Driving Down the Convertible's Memory Lane

Volkswagon Beetle convertible
Credit Miguel Mendez/Wikimedia

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews auto contributor Mark Savage about convertibles.

It's been a long road for the convertible since it's hey-day.

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Politics & Government
2:29 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Before Boston, Another Manhunt Captivated the Nation

Jason McVean and Alan Pilon were suspects in the shooting death of a Colorado police officer in 1998.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Dan Schultz about a 1998 manhunt in the West.

In last month’s manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, many analysts – including some on NPR – termed it unprecedented in recent history. Certainly, the search, which effectively shut down much of the Boston area on Friday, was massive in scale.

But writer Dan Schultz says unprecedented is the wrong word.

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Politics & Government
1:17 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Elections Plan Would Limit Recalls, Allow Corporate Campaign Donations

Low-income voters would not need a photo ID, under Rep. Jeff Stone's plan

Assemblyman Jeff Stone is seeking co-sponsors for his plan to enact major election rule changes in Wisconsin.

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Regional
11:46 am
Tue May 28, 2013

No Federal Charges Against Officers in Derek Williams Death

Federal investigators say evidence insufficient for filing civil rights charges in Williams' death

Federal investigators have closed their investigation into the death of Derek Williams. The 22-year-old died while in police custody on July 6, 2011.

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