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Regional
1:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Wisconsin's Cold and Snow Nothing New, People Have Been Adapting for Centuries

This winter seems especially harsh to those of us who don’t like frigid temperatures

The cold, snowy weather this winter may cause some of us to ask ourselves why we’ve decided to live in this climate.

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Regional
5:58 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

NFL Gives Packers Until Friday Afternoon to Sell Playoff Tickets

Enough fans have to watch the game outside, in order for others to sit in front of the TV
Credit drsethery

The Green Bay Packers must sell 3,000 more tickets for Sunday's playoff game against San Francisco, in order to avoid a television blackout.

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Education
3:05 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Three Finalists Bidding to Head UW System

Selection panel narrows field to: Raymond Cross, Peter Garland and Robert King. The UW Board of Regents pick Kevin Reilly's successor on Jan. 8.

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Politics & Government
9:26 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputies Nab 13 in Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown

Five drunken drivers were involved in crashes. One struck a squad car that was stopped at a crash scene.
Credit Milwaukee County Sherriff's Office

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department arrested 13 people for driving while intoxicated over the New Year's holiday.

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Environment
1:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Snow and Cold Should Help Lake Michigan, a Bit

Snow and cold can boost lake levels, but a scientist says the long term trend points to a drop.
Credit Susan Bence

A year ago, Lake Michigan's water level hit an all-time low. It's up a foot, but has 1.5 feet to go.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed January 1, 2014

An Early Call to Volunteer Work

Penny Kasprzak took time out of her busy schedule to visit the WUWM studios
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Our Life’s Voices series continues with a profile of longtime community volunteer Penny Kasprzak.

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Environment
6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

A Family Tradition Built on Foraging Mushrooms

Peter Rizzo heads the nashke expedition.

For many people, holidays involve “tradition”. For one Kenosha family, its Christmas tradition centers around a special mushroom; and the preparations begin, in late autumn with the harvest.

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Regional
6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Andre Ellis Works to Bring Back Neighborhood

Andre Ellis uses community garden to improve neighborhood

Every year at this time WUWM reporters head out into communities to talk with everyday people making a difference. In this installment of our Life’s Voices series, we speak with Andre Ellis. He’s a local playwright who tells stories from the perspective of black men.

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Environment
4:23 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Army Corps of Engineers Won't Hasten Mining Review for Wisconsin DNR

State and federal agencies will do their own assessments of the environmental impact of an open pit mine

DNR wanted to work jointly with the Corps on an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin, but the Corps cannot.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Port of Milwaukee Bustles, Even in the Cold

Harbor workers still have plenty to lift

Robust snowfalls and frigid temps may slow our gait but they’re not crimping operations at the Port of Milwaukee. Commodities continue arriving.

Spokesman Jeff Fleming says shipments of salt, steel and other items increased in 2013. "It means that there is more demand and more economic activity by the industries in Milwaukee."

He says three million metric tons of cargo has moved through the port.

Fleming says a unique visitor will arrive in Milwaukee’s inner harbor in mid-January, to winter here - a 1,000 foot long ore carrier.

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