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6:24 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Film Critic: 'Before Midnight' an Exercise in Authentic Storytelling

Actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy portray a couple in "Before Midnight."
Credit Sony Pictures Classics

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews film critic Dave Luhrssen.

Before Midnight is the third film in a trilogy by director Richard Linklater.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Committee Opposes Food License for Bronzeville Dollar Tree

A Dollar Tree store is hoping to open in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood, at North and MLK, but a Common Council committee dealt the project a setback Thursday.

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Politics & Government
5:16 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Justices Agree to Hear Domestic Partner Case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.  The registry grants same-sex couples a host of legal rights. 

Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action, filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging the registry violates the state constitution.  It was amended in 2006 prohibiting gay marriage or civil unions.

An appeals court upheld the registry in December, listing a number of rights married couples enjoy that same-sex couples don't, even if they join the registry.

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Politics & Government
4:54 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

State Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Act 10

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Friday announced it would take up a lawsuit pertaining to Act 10.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by two unions challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.

The Supreme Court announced Friday it was taking the case, after an appeals court made the request, noting ongoing uncertainty about the law's status.

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Arts & Culture
3:38 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Water, Milwaukee Landmarks Inspire New World-Premiere Dances

Summerdances at the North Point Water Tower and Cudahy Gardens at the MAM
Credit Troye Fox

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews choreographer and director Steven Koplowitz and UWM dance professor Luc Vanier about Summerdances.

Choreographer Steven Koplowitz takes over two iconic Milwaukee locations to explore water through dance.

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Politics & Government
1:09 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

EAA Will Ante Up for Fly-In Controllers

Due to federal budget cuts under sequestration, the Experimental Aircraft Association will have to pay for 87 air traffic controllers during this summer's AirVenture Fly-In.

Ordinarily, the FAA has paid the tab, about $450,000. However, it informed the EAA that the money cannot be spared this year.

The association will pay, but under protest. Otherwise, organizers say they would have been forced to cancel the event.

The Fly-In is the largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts, and makes Oshkosh the busiest airport for its seven-day run.

Project Milwaukee
12:49 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Panelists Weigh in on Wisconsin's Green Energy Future - Will It Exist?

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and panelists Gary Radloff and Deborah Erwin
Cynthia Hoffman

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich moderates a panel discussion on the state of green energy in Wisconsin as part of our "Project Milwaukee: Power Switch" series.

All week we’ve been airing a special series, Project Milwaukee: Power Switch, which has been exploring the promise and reality of green energy in Wisconsin.

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Environment
7:48 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Full Freeway Closure Tonight Near Rawson Ave.

I 94 in both directions at Rawson Ave. will be closed from 10 p.m. tonight to 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Motorists will be forced off the experssway tonight in both directions near Rawson Ave. due to a complex construction undertaking.

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Politics & Government
7:16 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Governor Won't Comment On Rescinding Regent's Appointment

Just days after naming UW-Platteville student Josh Inglett to the Board of Regents, the  Walker administration has rescinded the appointment.

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Politics & Government
6:54 am
Fri June 14, 2013

State Assembly Approves Anti Abortion Legislation

The state Assembly took action yesterday on three pieces of legislation intended to limit abortion.

The Wisconsin Assembly took action yesterday on separate pieces of legislation regarding women's abortion rights.

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