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Environment
12:14 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Expert: Wisconsin Needs Better Flood Water Management

Many towns in Wisconsin are under warnings for flash floods.
Credit Retailmania/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews storm water management and flooding expert Ken Potter.

Wisconsin has had a June full of flash floods and mudslides. How concerned should we be?

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Environment
11:47 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Natural Resources Board Says Yes to Wolf Hunt Quota

Arial view of wolf mother and pups in Douglas County earlier in this month.
Credit DNR pilot Phil Miller

Hunters will be able to harvest 275 wolves when Wisconsin’s second season begins on October 15. That’s a 37 percent increase over last year.

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Arts & Culture
10:19 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Essay: Novelist Struggles to Accept Her Creation

Korinthia Klein reflects on the world she has created in her new novel, Almost There.
Credit Korinthia Klein

Lake Effect essayist Korinthia Klein has a new novel out – and she struggled with the idea of troubling things happening in the world that she created:

As far back as I can remember, I always thought it would be exciting to write a book. I toyed with the idea on and off for years. It probably would have made more sense to attempt to write fiction for the first time before becoming immersed in child rearing, but the impulse to finally write did not strike me until I was well down that road.

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Economy & Business
9:03 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Oshkosh Corp. Seeks Talks With Union

Oshkosh Corp. wants to extend its current union contract in an effort to gain a competitive advantage.

Military vehicle manufacturer, Oshkosh Corp. wants to extend its union contract for another five years.

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Politics & Government
8:43 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Wanggaard Likely to Run Again

Republican Van Wanggaard is expected to announce his candidacy today for the state senate seat he lost in a recall election last June.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Lawmakers Propose Changes in Mandatory School Start Law

Some legislators want to eliminate Wisconsin's mandatory school start law.
Credit bcdixit, flickr

Debate over when the school year begins has resurfaced at the state capitol.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Bipartisan Group of State Lawmakers Calls for Immigration Overhaul

Immigration activists demonstrate in front of detention center In New York.
Credit John Moore/Getty Images

Nearly 50 Wisconsin legislators are urging Congress to reform the country’s immigration laws.

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Panel to Vote Wednesday on Pay Raise for State Workers

The governor is recommending a 1 percent pay raise for state employees in each of the next two years.

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Lake Effect
2:10 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Full Episode: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

What role does the US Navy have in an inland port like Milwaukee? We’ll speak with the Commander of the Naval Service Training Command. Later, the GED tests are changing at the end of the year, and that’s causing concerns among some students and people who help students prepare for the tests. The last remaining iron-clad building in Wisconsin gets a new life. And we’ll meet Milwaukee writer Jenny Benjamin, whose novel spans hundreds of years and thousands of miles.

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Economy & Business
1:52 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Iron Block Building Gets a Cleaning - From Dentists, Of Course

The Iron Block Building
Dental Associates

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Mark Demsky, the in-house architect for Dental Associates.

An iconic - and unique - Milwaukee building is the recipient of a much-needed facelift.

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