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Health & Science
11:18 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Three Ethical Questions Posed by Genome Sequencing

A-, B- and Z-DNA.
Credit Richard Wheeler

Kimberly Strong chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Actress Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she’s had a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a genetic mutation that puts her at high risk for developing breast cancer.

That announcement has, for many, rekindled a dilemma about how much information we want to know about our genome, and what do with that information once it’s in hand. 

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Health & Science
9:10 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Seasonal Allergies Begin Late, but Still Pack a Punch

The tree pollen in the air is causing many people to suffer, with frequent sneezes, itchy eyes and other unpleasant symptoms
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Does it seem a lot of people around you have suddenly come down with a sore throat or cough? The likely culprit is trees – tree pollen, to be specific.

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Environment
8:26 am
Wed May 15, 2013

High Winds Knock Out Power

Downed tree limb in Wauwatosa.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

A windstorm that blew through the area last night dropped tree limbs and caused power outages for up to 18,000 customers in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Dodge counties.

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Politics & Government
8:09 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Legislature Approves Milwaukee County Board Changes

State lawmakers last night approved changes in Milwaukee county governance.
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The state legislature last night voted 19-14 in favor of a several changes to the Milwaukee County board.

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World
7:36 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Analyst: Obama's Having a Bad Week for Foreign Policy

Nawaz Sharif, who leads the PMLN political party, has likely won election as prime minister of Pakistan.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews our foreign policy contributor Art Cyr.

The Obama administration has dealt with several major challenges in the foreign policy arena in the last couple of weeks.

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Education
7:16 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Making Student-to-Student Connections Could Reduce School Violence

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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews organizers of an upcoming conference exploring restorative justice practices in schools.

How can restorative justice practices used by countries after periods of disruption help reduce bad behavior in our schools?

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Arts & Culture
6:38 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Awash with Regret, Characters Try to Surmount "Beautiful Ruins"

Jess Walter's latest story begins at a hotel in Italy opened by a Wisconsin car salesman and English teacher.
Credit Harper Perennial

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Jess Walter.

There is a review of Jess Walter’s latest book, that describes the author as “ a big-hearted man who excels at writing about other big-hearted, if broken, men.” Walter would plead guilty as charged.

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Politics & Government
5:50 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Would Milwaukee County Residents Notice Downsized Board?

Wisconsin lawmakers voted to change the structure of the Milwaukee County Board
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Lawmakers in Milwaukee County and Madison have been at odds for months, over the wisdom and effect of shrinking the Milwaukee County Board.

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Environment
4:19 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Report: Mixed Results of Great Lakes Clean-up Efforts

The report says some indicators show signs of improvement in the lakes, while others are cause for concern
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The International Joint Commission released a report Tuesday on how the health of the Great Lakes has changed in the past 25 years. The agency, made up of representatives from the U.S. and Canada, advises both countries on issues affecting their shared waterways.

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Politics & Government
4:11 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Early Poll: Clinton is Wisconsin's Preferred 2016 Presidential Pick

What if the 2016 presidential race was today?

According to a new Marquette Law School Poll, Wisconsin would favor a Clinton-Ryan presidential race, with Clinton winning.

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