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8:37 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Gogebic Taconite Gets Exploratory Permit

The DNR has granted an exploratory permit to Gogebic Taconite, the company that wants to open a giant iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Parks Nominee Wants to Further Current Success

Parks nominee John Dargle speaks with reporters Thursday.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has decided whom he wants to head the parks system: John Dargle.

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Environment
1:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Kewaunee Nuclear Plant Powers Down

Cask arrives at Kewaunee nuclear plant for storage of spent, cooled fuel.
Credit Susan Bence

The Kewaunee nuclear power plant started shutting down this month. It’ll take 60 years to finish the job.

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Politics & Government
3:51 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

11 Republican Legislators Demand Changes to State Budget

If the GOP lawmakers reject the budget, it might not pass in the Assembly
Credit flickr/alumroot

A group of GOP state lawmakers sent a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday, saying they cannot support the proposed state budget, in its current form.

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Economy & Business
3:19 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

What Else Could Milwaukee Do With Its Vacant School Buildings?

The Sherman Park Senior Living Community building was once an MPS middle school.
Credit Sherman Park Senior Living

Sherman Park Senior Living Community celebrated its grand opening this week.

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Politics & Government
2:30 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Voucher Program Could Expand Statewide

State Republicans trying to reach consensus

Republican negotiators are considering a plan to expand Wisconsin's Choice or voucher program statewide, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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UWM Today
1:32 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Studying the Impact of Nursing Home Noise Levels on Residents with Dementia

Tom Luljak and Laura Joosse
Credit Jon Strelecki

As our county's population ages, the number of people with dementia continues to rise. On previous editions of UWM Today, we've talked about some of the many challenges facing those who suffer from dementia and those who care for people with the condition.

On today's program, we consider a new aspect of helping those with dementia and Alzheimer's, and it involves something as simple as lowering the level of noise during mealtime in nursing homes.

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Health & Science
12:49 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

A Botanist Walked into a Bar: Stewart Reveals What is Really in Alcoholic Beverages

Most alcoholic beverages are made from distilled plants.
Credit zagatbuzz, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Amy Stewart.

The next time a bartender asks you what you’re having, you could say you’re in the mood for that heady combination of juniper, grains of paradise, wormwood, and olive.

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Health & Science
11:35 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Does a Full Moon Control Us? Creighton has Answers

Is the full moon the reason why so many crazy things happen?
Credit penguinbush, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Jean Creighton.

The moon is an essential part of our lives, being found in song, stories, science, history, mythology, and elsewhere.

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Politics & Government
11:32 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Milwaukee County Exec Picks New Parks Director

John Dargle is in line to become Milwaukee County's next parks director. Dargle has headed the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia.

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