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Environment
12:53 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

An Experiment in Sustainable Urban Community Takes Root in Bay View

The hoop house worked well throughout the growing season. It will be disassembled and materials repurposed for another project. James Godsil, Ben Koller & Jesse Blom.
Credit S Bence

An unassuming house on Euclid Avenue, built in the late 1800s, has gotten a face lift. Inside the Bay View home, its been transformed into the Heart Haus. 

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Politics & Government
11:55 am
Fri March 6, 2015

UWM Surprised to Learn that Governor's Budget Touches Downer Woods

Credit Susan Bence

UWM and its neighbors learned this week that Gov. Walker’s budget might remove state protections for Downer Woods, an 11-acre preserve on campus.

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Politics & Government
7:06 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Right-to-Work Legislation

The Assembly debating the right-to-work bill.
Credit MacIver Institute

With a vote of 62 to 35, the Wisconsin state Assembly approved right-to-work legislation after 24 hours of debate.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Analyst: All Signs Point to Feingold Running For Senate

Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold says he plans to tour Wisconsin for the rest of the year.

Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold is acting a lot like a candidate.

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Chancellor's Report
3:37 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

UWM's Chancellor Provides an Update State Budget Cuts

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone provides an update on state budget cuts and how they will impact the University. 

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Politics & Government
2:07 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Right-to-Work: Assembly Clears Gallery

The Wisconsin state Assembly is back in session after around a 10 minute break in which the gallery was cleared. Shouts of shame and other protests could be heard for several minutes as people were escorted out. After the disruption, Rep. Peter Barca asked that people might be allowed to return. As debate got back underway protestors could be heard shouting and chanting in the hallways.

Regional
11:32 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Essay: Fighting the Backbeat

Credit Antonioguillem - Fotolia.com

Suicide, or the threat of it, is an often shadowed part of many of our family histories. Lake Effect essayist Pan Parker’s family is no exception.

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Arts & Culture
11:25 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Local Group Helps Students Express Themselves Through Art

Credit Express Yourself Milwaukee, exyomke.org

The arts of all kinds, whether poetry, music, painting, or acting, have been proven to help people face and even overcome the challenges in their lives. And that’s especially true for kids who are at risk.

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Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Poet & Former Inmate Jimmy Santiago Baca on the Power of Language

Jimmy Santiago Baca
Credit Esai Baca

By most accounts, Jimmy Santiago Baca shouldn’t be alive, let alone an award winning poet.

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Regional
10:00 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Weeks After Streetcar Vote, Some Business Owners Along Route Still Have Concerns

Artist's rendering of the Milwaukee streetcar
Credit TheMilwaukeeStreetCar

    

Opponents of Milwaukee's streetcar project have until Thursday to turn in at least 31,000 signatures if they hope to put the issue on the ballot.

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