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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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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Homeowners Plunge into Green Living

Nine solar panels on the front of Paula Papanek's Bay View home; three more toward the back

Homeowners have asked how they can reduce their carbon footprint. So we visited a few people who’ve taken a deep give into green living, and they shared their experiences.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

The Ups and Downs of the Ethanol Industry

Palmyra farmer Bob Oleson says ethanol has been a boon for Wisconsin’s corn growers
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

A few years back, some people in Wisconsin banked big time on corn.

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Project Milwaukee
7:17 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Designer: Green Building the Way of the Future

Retrofitting old homes to be more energy efficient can make homeowners better stewards of the energy they use.
Credit CERTs/Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews green-certified professional home builder Matt Krier.

Green building is picking up energy.

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Economy & Business
6:49 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Survey: Many Wisconsinites Think State Economy Headed in Wrong Direction

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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews researcher Joe Cera about the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard.

A new poll shows decreasing confidence in the state of Wisconsin's economy.

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UWM Today
2:55 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

UWM's School of Social Welfare Partners with FEMA

Tom Luljak and Stan Stojkovic.
Credit Jon Strelecki

UWM Today's Tom Luljak interviews Stan Stojkovic, Dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

When disasters strike, one of the most important calls for help is to FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But, when FEMA arrives at the scene of an emergency, how does the agency connect with local first responders?

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Project Milwaukee
11:32 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Dominican Nuns Work to Inspire Sustainable Living

Sister Janet Weyker strolls the Eco-Justice Center grounds. The greenhouse behind her was funded through a grant. That's how much of the center's renewable and green projects have come to life.

Sister Janet Weyker has more than a peripheral interest in renewable energy. The Racine Dominican nun runs a facility dedicated to “eco-justice”.

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Politics & Government
6:46 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Fiscal Bureau Report Projects Looming Budget Deficit

Wisconsin may face a half billion dollar deficit in 2015 due to action in this budget period by the Walker administration and Republican lawmakers.

A non-partisan state government agency is predicting a possible budget shortfall in the next cycle.

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Environment
6:22 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Storms Blow Through Area

Tree down on the sidewalk on 60th Street and North Avenue in Wauwatosa.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Lightening and high winds accompanied strong storms that moved through southeastern Wisconsin early last night.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Forces Shaping The Green Energy Debate

Wind energy protest signs dot the countryside in Door County.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Wisconsin has been a leader in some aspects of the green energy movement.

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