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Economy & Business
12:09 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Walker Administration: Wisconsin Added 62,000 Private Sector Jobs in Governor's First Two Years

Wisconsin will learn on June 27, how it compares with other states in creating jobs

Gov. Walker appears to be a quarter-way to his goal of creating 250,000 private sector jobs from 2011-2015.

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Regional
11:31 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Food Lovers Guide to Milwaukee: Finding that Unique Taste

Milwaukee Public Market is a great place to find a variety of unique flavors.
Credit Flickr

Milwaukee is in something of a food renaissance, for restaurants, ingredients, and simply for the interest of people in what goes onto their plate.

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Arts & Culture
11:29 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Skylight Music Theatre Closes Season with Porgy and Bess

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews departing Skylight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Bill Theisen.

Artistic Director Bill Theisen explains why he chose the production of Porgy and Bess to end his nine-year run at the Skylight Music Theatre.

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Arts & Culture
10:16 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Edible Milwaukee Celebrates Local Food Scene

Jen Ede, Young Kim, Justin Johnson and Venice Williams.
Credit Susan Bence

This month, a new quarterly magazine launches with a specific focus on food in Milwaukee.

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Education
7:57 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Walker Seeks Tuition Freeze

Gov. Scott Walker wants to cut an increase in UW Systemfunding by more than half.

Gov. Scott Walker wants to freeze tuition at UW system schools for the next two years.  The change is part of an amended budget request the Walker administration has submitted to the Joint Finance Committee.   The Governor also wants to cut an increase in UW system funding from $181 million to about $87 million. The changes come after news surfaced that the UW system had a $650 million surplus. Changes in the new budget proposal would lower the UW system reserve fund by $136 million.

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Environment
10:14 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Joint Finance Cuts Back Stewardship Funding

Parcel of land preserved in Door County.

A party-line vote cut funding to Wisconsin’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program by $63.5 million dollars over the next seven years.

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Environment
5:29 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Northwest Wisconsin Ripe For Wildfire

Area filled with dry tinder, some from 2011 windstorm. Charred landscape will stun visitors, foster new growth.
Credit DNR

Wildfire risks in Wisconsin

The big wildfire in northwest Wisconsin is contained. However, it has scorched 9,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes and buildings.

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Regional
3:33 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Police Officer who was Injured in Sikh Temple Shooting Plans to Retire

Lt. Brian Murphy was the first officer to respond to the temple shooting

Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy says he will retire from the force on June 12.

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Politics & Government
2:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Joint Finance Committee Actions Wednesday

Among items the Legislature's budget committee approved Wednesday:

-- Adding 61 positions to Dept. of Revenue to collect delinquent taxes (estimated at $1 billion)

-- Spending $2 million federal to set up private deer hunts

-- Reducing wolf hunting license fees from $100 to $47 (residents) and $500 to $249 (non-residents)

-- Relaxing Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease testing protocols and allowing elk importation

-- Assigning the Dept. of Revenue to manage unclaimed funds, removing that duty from state Treasurer

Environment
11:47 am
Wed May 15, 2013

More Large Forest Fires Possible in Northern Wisconsin

Air quality problems expected downwind of wildfire in northwest Wisconsin
Credit Dept. of Natural Resources

Update: The big wildfire in northwest Wisconsin is contained. However, it has scorched 9,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes and buildings.

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