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6:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Rescuing Saz's Excess Summerfest Food to Feed The Hungry

Chris Capper with load of leftovers from Saz's Catering.
Credit S Bence

Five years ago in Milwaukee, Chris Capper met the head of Saz’s Catering and together they launched a "food rescue program" to feed the hungry. 

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Regional
5:38 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Downtown Milwaukee Signs Offer Parking Guidance

Signs keep tabs of how many parking space are available and where
Credit Scott Wise

New electronic signs refer drivers to real-time openings in nearby parking garages.

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Arts & Culture
4:53 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

First Listen: Canadian Rockers The Trews Play In Our Studio Ahead of Summerfest Gig

(l-r) John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek, Sean Dalton, and Colin MacDonald are The Trews
Credit Bonnie North

Canadian rock band The Trews play their first Summerfest gig tonight at 8pm on the Uline Stage. They came in to talk with us beforehand and gave us a first listen to three of their new songs, including this one, Age of Miracles. We'll air the full interview at a later date.

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Ex Fabula
2:08 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Ex Fabula: Secret Stories from Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

John Dye
Credit Art Montes

Ex Fabula's Leah Delaney joins Bruce Winter in the studio for Ex Fabula's weekly WUWM@Nite segment.

In addition to their popular monthly StorySlams, Ex Fabula hosts occasional, members-only Secret Fabula events that take attendees behind the scenes of Milwaukee institutions to hear stories and secrets.

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Politics & Government
1:25 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Milwaukee May Sell Certain Vacant Lots For $1

Next door neighbors could buy that empty lot for a buck
Credit Michelle Maternowski

The program would start in the 15th Aldermanic District on the north side and expand, if successful.

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Regional
11:09 am
Wed June 25, 2014

What's With All The Fog in Milwaukee?

Fog covered Northwestern Mutual building and Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

It may be summer, but the effects of the polar vortex are hanging around, bringing dense fog to the Milwaukee area.

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Economy & Business
5:54 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Big Utility Merger Proposed for Wisconsin and Neighboring States

The parent of We Energies wants to buy the parent of a Green Bay area utility.
Credit thinkstock.com

    

The wheels are spinning on a $9 billion utility merger.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Rethinking Farm to Table

According to Barber, we've lost 100,000 farms in the last five years, and “1.1 % of farms in the United States account for nearly 45 percent of farm revenues.”
Credit Thinkstock.com

Kyle Cherek reads his essay

'I have, as of late, lost all my mirth,' Hamlet, the soul-searching twenty-something, uttered to his school buddies Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

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Politics & Government
3:25 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Group Challenges Wisconsin Campaign Finance Rule

A federal lawsuit targets the Wisconsin law limiting the amount of money candidates for state office can accept from political action committees.

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Commentary
12:52 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Super Toddler

Credit Rubén Pérez, Flickr

Lake Effect contributor Lane Pierce reads her essay, "Super Toddler."

It is officially playground weather here in the Brew City, and when you’re two and a half years old, a jungle gym has its own magnetic pull.

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