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1:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Assembly Takes First Crack at State Budget

Members of the Assembly have a long two days ahead of them, as budget deliberations begin.
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The state Assembly Tuesday will begin deliberations on Gov. Scott Walker’s $68 billion spending plan for the next two years.

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Arts & Culture
6:26 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Get Street Smart about Smart Streets: The Future of Traffic

What will traffic of the future look like?
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon talks with auto contributor Mark Savage about smart streets.

Driving a smarter car might involve driving your current car on a smarter road. 

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Health & Science
6:17 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Book Offers Lessons for Life from the Dying

A new book tells the stories of hospice patients.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Cheri Milton about "Before You Go."

Last year, Lake Effect broadcast a series of conversations about death and dying in the modern world. It turns out, for most of us in the United States – where death often happens away from home – we tend to shy away from talking about the inevitable.

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Politics & Government
10:56 am
Mon June 17, 2013

City Begins Summer Youth Internship Program

Mayor Barrett spoke to interns before they began their first day of work
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More than 100 teens will work for the City of Milwaukee this summer.

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Economy & Business
10:51 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Realtors Group Says Home Sales Grew for 23rd Straight Month

The median sale price of a home in May was $144,000
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The Wisconsin Realtors Association says sales of existing homes in May increased 18.2 percent, compared to May of 2012.

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Economy & Business
10:46 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Gas Prices Drop Nearly 20 Cents in a Week

The average price at the pump dropped 19.7 cents per gallon in Milwaukee

GasBuddy.com is out with its weekly survey of prices at Milwaukee gas stations.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Lawmakers Cooperate on Bills to Help Domestic Abuse Victims

There appears to be bipartisan consensus, when it comes to strengthening laws for victims of domestic abuse.

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Environment
10:24 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

An Unusual Natural Area

It is difficult to capture the magnificence of the Shady Lane Natural Area.

The Shady Lane Natural Area in Ozaukee County celebrated its grand opening Saturday. We glimpse at its fern-carpeted canopy and learn about the preserve’s unusual history.

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Arts & Culture
5:43 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

Essay: Buttermilk Pancakes, Soapy Hands, and Dad

Dad's pancakes are always the best.
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On Father's Day, essayist Cari Carlson remembers her dad: from the early moments of safety and comfort he provided to her, through the role reversal in his later years when she took on the mantle of caregiver. (Note: The audio includes an extended version of this essay.)

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Arts & Culture
5:24 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

Will Ryan Braun Face Game Suspensions?

The Brewers' Ryan Braun walks to the plate during a June 4 game against the Oakland Athletics.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews sports contributor Howie Magner.

Sports contributor Howie Magner is kind of blue when he thinks about the Brewers.

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