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1:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Wisconsin Couples Watch for Court Decision on Gay Marriage

Denise Cawley, Anne Hefter and their son. The couple got married in Massachusetts, because Wisconsin law prohibits same-sex marriage.
Credit David Lauersdorf

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on questions regarding same-sex marriage.

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Arts & Culture
4:41 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Camping in the Backyard Offers First Step to Nature Novices

New to camping? Why not start in your own backyard?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

Our outdoor adventure contributors share some compelling reasons to camp out in your backyard this weekend.

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Arts & Culture
4:21 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Chinese Pianist Brings A Little Chopin to Milwaukee

Pianist Xiayin Wang
Credit Xiayin Wang

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews pianist Xiayin Wang.

Pianist Xiayin Wang performs in concert Sunday with Milwaukee’s Fine Arts Quartet.

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Health & Science
4:12 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Getting More Men to the Doctor: What's in the Way

Local efforts are trying to get more men to take an active part in their health care.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews city health commissioner Bevan Baker, Alderman Willy Wade and men's health website founder Eric Von.

Men, by and large, are not as vigilant about getting their health concerns checked as women.

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Politics & Government
3:29 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Budget Bill Goes to Governor

The state's proposed biennial budget could soon be signed - or vetoed by Governor Scott Walker.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Journal Sentinel's Patrick Marley.

After hours of debate, following weeks of debate, the Wisconsin State Senate yesterday passed a proposed biennial budget for the state. 

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Arts & Culture
1:04 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Okka Fest Reignites Jazz

Saxophones feature prominently in free jazz.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Okka Disk Records founder and Okka Fest co-curator Bruno Johnson.

Free jazz. If hearing those two words together makes you close your eyes and shudder, Bruno Johnson wants to have a word.

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Regional
12:30 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Former Officer Sentenced to 26 Months for Illegal Body Searches

Former MPD Officer Michael Vagnini must spend 26 months in prison, for conducting invasive body searches on suspects. In April, the 34-year-old pleaded no contest to four felonies and four misdemeanors.

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Regional
12:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Milwaukee Makes the List - of Cities On a Lot of Lists

Could an appearance on the list of "Most Photogenic Cities" be in Milwaukee's future?
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Howie Magner chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

It seems that not a week goes by when we don't learn that Milwaukee has been named to a national list of the best things or the worst things.

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Health & Science
10:48 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Beach Advisories Now Posted on Signs and Online

Some days are for sitting on the beach

With this first day of summer, 2013, the City of Milwaukee Health Dept. wants residents to know it now posts updates about water quality at local beaches on both signs at each Milwaukee beach and online.

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Politics & Government
8:30 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Governor Walker Praises Legislature's Budget Decisions

The Wisconsin Senate approved early this morning a $68 billion two-year budget. It now awaits the signature of Gov. Walker.
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Gov. Walker is expressing satisfaction with the budget the Legislature has approved. Lawmakers made several changes to the governor's initial plan.

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