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4:40 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Milwaukee Lawmakers Approve Streetcar But Procedural Move Delays Final Decision

The Milwaukee Common Council voted 10 to 5 in favor of the streetcar proposal. Because of a procedural move, the final decision won't happen until February 10.
Credit milwaukeestreetcar.com

The Milwaukee Common Council on Wednesday voted in favor of building downtown streetcar line.

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Arts & Culture
4:24 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Sketches & Dresses Show The "History Of A Lived Experience" At Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Hedy’s designs were brought to life by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Costume Shop.
Dan Zaitz

An exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee tells a very personal story. 

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Milwaukee Leaders At Odds Over Proposed Streetcar Project

Milwaukee leaders at odds over whether spending $124 million on a streetcar is a good idea
Credit Milwaukee Streetcar

UPDATE: Milwaukee Common Council votes to delay final vote on streetcar proposal until February 10, to allow a petition drive to continue.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Observer: Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling 'Opened Floodgates' in Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled five years ago that the government cannot restrict corporations' spending to influence elections.
Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

It’s been five years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on campaign finance, and political observers say the decision has changed the political landscape.

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Regional
5:06 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Bay View: Home To Three of Draft Magazine's '100 Best Beer Bars'

Palm Tavern
Credit Palm Tavern, Facebook

Draft Magazine released its annual list of America's 100 best beer bars, 2015. Wisconsin is home to three of them - all located within two miles of each other in Bay View.

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Politics & Government
1:14 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Walker Ramps-up National Political Schedule

Gov. Scott Walker will head to Palm Springs, California this weekend, to attend the winter meeting of Freedom Partners, a Koch brothers' organization.

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Regional
12:49 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

New Edition Of 'Indian Nations of Wisconsin' Chronicles Progress

The second edition of Loew's book includes new material, maps, and photos covering the recent advances of Native communities in Wisconsin.
Credit onwisconsin.uwalumni.com

A decision by Governor Scott Walker is still pending as to the future of a proposed Menominee casino in the Kenosha area.

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Arts & Culture
12:07 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Stephen Wade Brings The Banjo's History To Life In One Man Show in Milwaukee

Stephen Wade playing in WUWM's Performance Studio.
Credit Bonnie North

The strum of the banjo is a distinctly American sound. 

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Regional
11:29 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Yup... Packers' Loss Still Hurts

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Packers in overtime last Sunday and will advance to the Superbowl to face the New England Patriots.
Credit Tom Pennington / Getty Images

For about 55 minutes of football on Sunday afternoon, it looked like the Green Bay Packers would be playing for a Super Bowl title in a couple of weeks. 

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Precious Lives
10:52 am
Tue January 20, 2015

#002 Precious Lives: History Repeating Itself

Betzy Torres has a scar from the bullet that almost took her arm 22 years ago.
Credit Emily Forman

Betzy Torres was five when she was shot in her home on her mother’s lap. 

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