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8:54 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Library Represents Today in Time Capsule for People of Tomorrow

The items that are in the East Library time capsule.
Beth Gabriel

Libraries are known to be a treasure-trove of information new and old. Although the role the library plays in today’s society is shifting, Milwaukee Public Libraries are currently building a new library for the East Side.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

World Cup Keeps Soccer-Related Businesses Busy

Dustin Aubert picks out merchandise for Stefan's four stores. He's watched the supply of Team USA items at the Lincoln Avenue location, shrink, during World Cup.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The growing popularity of soccer has meant strong sales at local soccer bars and stores, including Milwaukee’s first soccer store, Stefan’s.

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Environment
12:44 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Fiber Artist Folds Nature into Lynden Sculpture Garden Exhibit

Kyoung Ae Cho with Garden
S Bence

Kyoung Ae Cho is the third artist featured in Lynden’s Women, Nature, Science series.

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Politics & Government
12:01 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Milwaukee Alderman Wants Police to Enforce Curfew on Minors

Credit moov4, flickr

Milwaukee's curfew requires people under age 17 to be home by 10 P.M. on weekdays and 11 P.M. on weekends.

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Regional
10:23 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Storms Knocked Out Power for 115,000 WE Energies Customers

Trees fell on power lines, homes and vehicles. This one blocked a roadway in Milwaukee's Uptown Crossing neighborhood.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

WE Energies calls Monday night's power outages the worst in a decade. As of Tuesday morning, utility crews still had 36,000 customers to reconnect.

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Regional
10:20 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Milwaukee Bucks Hire Jason Kidd As Coach

Jason Kidd, then coach of the Brooklyn Nets, looks on during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat.
Credit Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Lake Effect's sports contributor Howie Magner spoke with Mitch Teich on the sudden new leadership change with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Two future draft picks are making for a major change in course this week – yesterday the Bucks traded two second-round picks in years to come for Jason Kidd, the coach of the Brooklyn Nets until, well, until yesterday.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Despite GOP Redistricting Advantage, Many State Legislative Seats Are Contested

Both political parties are staging huge get-out-the-vote efforts for the fall elections.

Wisconsin recently set its ballots for this fall’s elections. All 99 Assembly seats are up; so is half the state Senate.

When the Republican majority redrew the state’s political boundaries in 2011, it virtually assured GOP control of both chambers of the legislature.

The maps seemed to solidify districts as either Republican or Democrat, with few toss-ups. Yet, the parties don’t seem to be taking many races for granted.

Generally, JR Ross says, this should be a good year for Republicans. Ross is editor of wispolitics.com, and has viewed trends.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

New Wisconsin Law Requires Work for Food Stamps

Credit Photos.com

Thousands of Wisconsin residents, who get what many call food stamps, will now have to work if they want to keep the benefit.

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Regional
12:20 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Local Groups React to Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies that object to birth control on religious grounds don’t have to pay for employees’ contraception.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Superintendent Departs at Critical Time for Milwaukee Public Schools

MPS has seen small gains in achievement under Superintendent Gregory Thornton, but the district still faces great challenges.

After four years on the job, Monday is officially Gregory Thornton’s last day as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.

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