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1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

As Co-Sleeping Deaths Mount in Milwaukee, Officials Want Attention on Premature Births

Officials say prematurity is the leading cause of infant deaths in Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee’s medical examiner this week is investigating another suspected co-sleeping death, though officials want more attention paid to a bigger problem in the city - premature births.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Hundreds Expected at Kenosha Casino Rally

An artist's rendition of the proposed Kenosha casino project

About 500 people are expected to attend a rally Wednesday night in Kenosha, to support the construction of a tribal casino.

The host is Republican state Rep. Samantha Kerkman. Not only is she planning a rally, she’s also promoting a new website.

Hard Rock International launched the site a few weeks ago. Hard Rock is partnering with the Menominee Nation, in proposing the $800 million dollar gambling and entertainment complex.

The new web site invites people interested in working at a Kenosha casino to note their interest.

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Arts & Culture
4:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

A Wish List of Changes for the Automotive World

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Over the past week, Lake Effect has offered some suggestions for people who are wishing for books or for games this holiday season.

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Economy & Business
3:54 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Can Milwaukee Shake Its Blue Collar Image And Attract Tech Companies?

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The most recent data put the unemployment rate at 5.4 percent - with job creation numbers in Wisconsin remaining below the national rate.

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Regional
2:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Northwestern Mutual Exec.: Community Deserves "Something Different" at O'Donnell Park

O'Donnell Parking Structure in 2013.
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Northwestern Mutual hopes to purchase the O’Donnell parking garage and the public park space on top of it from Milwaukee County.

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Politics & Government
2:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Audit Identifies Problems in Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development

According to the state audit, the DWD failed to answer 1.7 million calls about unemployment and overpaid nearly $168M in benefits.

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Environment
1:20 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

EPA Aims to Lower Coal Plant Carbon Emissions

Coal conveyed along Milwaukee's inner harbor. The proposed EPA rule would drive down emissions from coal-fired power plants.
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Greenhouse gas emitted from coal-burning plants come under fire in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan

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Arts & Culture
10:51 am
Tue December 16, 2014

A Milwaukee Man’s Unique Place in the Fast Car Record Books

Chris Conrad with his record-breaking 1971 MG Midget
Credit Milwaukee Midget Racing

It took a lot of work, but Milwaukeean Chris Conrad is finally in the record books. Or, at least his car is.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Milwaukee Officials Report Suspected Redlining

In areas hit hard by the foreclosure crisis in Milwaukee, some homeowners say their insurance companies are threatening to end coverage without costly roof repairs.
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Milwaukee officials say some homeowners are facing a new form of redlining - the practice by insurance companies of charging more to people in low-income areas, or denying coverage.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Update: Milwaukee Common Council Delays Vote on Streetcar Plan

Sketch of potential streetcar line
Credit Milwaukee Streetcar

The council put off a decision on a downtown streetcar line, at least until the next meeting, to take more time to vet the refined plan. 

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