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5:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Milwaukee Attorney Calls New Cuba-U.S. Ties, a Win for People in Both Countries

While some Cuban-Americans will not recognize the Cuban government because of human rights violations, others predict life there will now improve.

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Arts & Culture
4:14 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Bubbly Isn't Just for Celebrations, It's a Great Palate Cleanser

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Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is next week. If you’re like most of us at this time of year, you’re awash in holiday parties of all kinds. 

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Health & Science
3:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Milwaukee Researcher Works to Find Most Effective Treatments for Cardiac Arrest

A volunteer teaches a couple how to perform CPR using a mannequin.
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On the surface, the news about Wisconsin and cardiac arrest seems good. If you go into cardiac arrest in the Milwaukee area, your chances for survival are greater than they are in most other parts of the country. 

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Regional
12:45 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Essay: ‘Tis the Season

Demonstrators gather in Philadelphia to protest the Eric Garner grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.
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There's been violence in the news this week - the mass murder of school children in Pakistan, the hostage drama and killings in Sydney, Australia.

And it's a time of year that leads Lake Effect essayist Aleta Chossek to think back on the violence that touched her family, years ago.

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Regional
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.

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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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