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1:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers Call for Higher Wages

The minimum wage is $7.25/hour. The last time it rose was in 2009.
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Organizers in a number of cities are pushing for fast food wages to climb to $15, and for employees to form unions.

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Arts & Culture
5:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Milwaukee Public Theatre's "Out to Lunch" will entertain and teach kids the benefits to eating their vegetables.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Public Theatre representatives about their new show.

 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

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Arts & Culture
5:38 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

The Surface Movie: A Story of Milwaukee and Hope

Lake Michigan plays a crucial role in an upcoming film.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews filmmakers Gil Cates, Jr. and Jeff Gendelman.

Milwaukee has done a lot to attract different water-related industries to the region to take advantage of the Great Lakes. 

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Environment
3:21 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Governor and Tribal Leader Condemn Violence at Proposed Mine Site

Still image from You Tube video

Governor Walker wants people who disrupt mine testing in northern Wisconsin, "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Book Describes Family's Loss Shrouded in Discrimination

Sylvia Bell White with her son, Douglas Lamont Bell, at the opening of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's play on her brother, Daniel Bell.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Jody LePage.

A Madison writer helps a remarkable Milwaukee woman tell her story of a lifetime’s search for justice.

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Politics & Government
1:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Esparanza Unida to Explore Immigration Reform with Sen. Johnson

Manny Perez, General Manager of Esperanza Unida, will meet with Senator Ron Johnson tonight to discuss immigration reform.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Esparanza Unida's General Manager Manny Perez.

The future of immigration reform efforts in Congress remains in question two days after House Speaker John Boehner held a closed door meeting with leading Republicans.

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Politics & Government
7:24 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Milwaukee County Board Uses Temporary Space

The Milwaukee County Board is operational again following a staff relocation.

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Arts & Culture
7:14 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Attendance, Sales, Earn Summerfest a Smiley Face

Attendance and refreshment sales both logged gains during this year's  Summerfest.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

As House Waffles, A Look at The Undocumented Picture in Milwaukee

Christine Neumann-Ortiz (left) and Mauricio Galicia work together on Galicia's immigration status.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Immigration reform remains a hot topic. The House continues grappling with the issue, after the Senate passed a bill earlier this year.

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Environment
12:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

South Shore Beach Water Quality Remains Murky Issue

Kids enjoying South Shore Beach just a day after it was closed due to contamination concerns.

South Shore Beach in Bay View holds the unenviable distinction of being one of the dirtiest beaches in the country.


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