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1:00 am
Tue March 3, 2015

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

Artist's rendering of the Milwaukee streetcar
Credit TheMilwaukeeStreetCar

    

It’s been several weeks since the Milwaukee Common Council approved plans to build a downtown streetcar. Planning is now in the works.

The initial leg would run from the lower east side through downtown to the Third Ward, with future extensions envisioned. Some business owners still harbor mixed feelings and questions.

Dawn Bloomfield is confident Milwaukee’s streetcar will bring more customers into her establishment. She owns Club Charlie’s in the Third Ward.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue March 3, 2015

What a Right-to-Work Law Would Mean For Wisconsin Unions

Opponents of right-to-work rally in downtown Milwaukee

    

It seems inevitable that Wisconsin will approve a right-to-work law. It would prohibit companies and unions from forcing workers to pay dues.

The Assembly is expected to approve the bill later this week and send it to Gov. Scott Walker. He has promised to sign it into law.

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Regional
4:35 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Mulch Madness: Crooning at the Garden Center

A young Frank Sinatra looks on from the wall as Russ Beaumonte, on stage at Mega Discount Nursery in Oak Creek.
Credit Mitch Teich photo

It's not intended as hyperbole: A garden center in Oak Creek is like none other in the world.

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Politics & Government
12:14 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Wisconsin Citizens Expect the Opportunity to Weigh-in on Legislation

Another day-long public hearing takes place Monday in Madison on the right-to-work bill. State law does not require such hearings; they're tradition.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Wisconsin in the Midst of a Political Shift

Under Gov. Walker's leadership, some believe Wisconsin has fundamentally shifted right.
Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

Over the last four years, Wisconsin has been in the national news a lot and for good reason.

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Environment
5:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Massive Bird Atlas Project Kicks Off in Wisconsin

Bill Mueller at the Urban Ecology Center Riverside talking up the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas.
Credit S Bence

Over the next five years thousands of volunteers and professionals will track down birds that breed and raise their young in Wisconsin. The data will be distilled into Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas.

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Environment
5:07 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Gogebic Taconite Closing Office in Northern Wisconsin

Water moves throughout the Penokees

The company had wanted to mine iron ore in the Penokee Hills region, but the office closing seems to cast doubt on the plans.

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Politics & Government
2:16 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

What Do Wisconsin's Battles Over Higher Education & Right-to-Work Have in Common?

UW-Madison's School of Business
Credit digital_3rd_eye, Flickr

 

Wisconsin is experiencing two major political battles right now – right-to-work and higher education funding. They’re debates that largely skew down partisan lines. But one analyst says they actually have similarities that go deeper.

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Arts & Culture
1:34 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Greensky Bluegrass: Live on Lake Effect

Greensky Bluegrass
Credit Chris Monaghan

Michigan's Greensky Bluegrass is in town tonight to play at the Pabst Theatre. We get an exclusive preview of their tune The Four from Lake Effect's performance studio.

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Politics & Government
1:21 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Walker Still Setting His Narrative, but it Could Fade

Ever since Gov. Walker wowed a gathering of Iowa conservatives a few weeks ago, the country has been learning a lot more about him.

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