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1:20 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

James Magruder: A Multifaceted Artist

James Magruder a multifaceted artist.
Credit Miriam Berkley

Lake Effect's Bonnie North chats with James Magruder.

Author / playwright James Magruder was recently in town to talk about his collection of linked stories.

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Regional
1:06 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy a Nice Milwaukee Breakfast

Eggs benedict.. yum.
Credit Isabelle Hurbain-Palatin, Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon talks with Ann Christenson, dining critic for Milwaukee Magazine.

One could argue about the importance of eating breakfast, but most of us would agree that it’s one of the best, and cheapest, meals to go out to eat for. 

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Arts & Culture
12:42 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

New York Writer Takes Us Back To The Heyday Of 78 RPM Records

New York Writer Amanda Petrusich's book on the early 20th Century 78RPMs.
Credit Amazon

If you're older than, say, 35, you probably have heard of the 78 RPM record, even if you haven't actually heard one. 

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Iron and Ashland Communities Puzzle Over Local Mining Agreements

Gauging the impacts of mining this distant Penokee hill occupies local officials.
Credit S Bence

Right now, the DNR and mining company Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC,  are in the middle of a complicated permitting process.

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Regional
1:28 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Refugee Children Coming to Wisconsin Could Wait Years for a Court Date

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
Credit Getty Images

The federal government reports placing about 50 so-called "border children" in Wisconsin. Eventually, they'll appear in immigration court.

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Regional
4:12 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Milwaukee Joins Other Cities in Restricting Where Sex Offenders Can Live

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city's new sex offender residency restrictions will protect residents.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city will no longer be a “dumping ground” for sex offenders. The mayor signed a bill this week restricting where they can live after leaving prison.

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Regional
4:25 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

'Outsourcing' Captures Focus in Wisconsin's Governor's Race

Gov. Walker continues to attack challenger Mary Burke's record as an executive with her family's company, Trek Bicycle.

The business practice of outsourcing remains center stage in the race for governor.  Gov. Walker criticizes Democratic challenger Mary Burke for profiting from her family’s company, Trek Bicycle, which has outsourced production overseas.

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Health & Science
10:48 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Milwaukee Doctors on Front Lines of Concussion Research

Dr. Kevin Walter, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital, runs through a few neurological tests with 13-year-old Vince Segura, who suffered a concussion playing basketball.
Credit Erin Toner

Hundreds of Milwaukee-area kids have begun working out for upcoming fall sports. Their arrival may delight parents, but also heighten fears about potential concussions.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Early Voting Begins in Wisconsin, With New Limits on Hours

Milwaukee Election Commissioner Neil Albrecht tests a ballot machine in preparation for the August primary.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Early voting begins Monday in city clerks’ offices across Wisconsin. Voters who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day will be able to cast ballots during the two weeks prior to the August 12 primary.

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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Walker: Border Children Could Drain The Entire System

Gov. Walker voiced concerns Friday about unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border and seeking refuge here.
Credit Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Gov. Scott Walker says he's not entirely opposed to Wisconsin providing temporary shelter for unaccompanied children crossing into the U. S. on the Mexican border, but housing them could eventually "drain the entire system."

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