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Azana Spa Shooting
5:05 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Local Advocate: Domestic Violence Epidemic in Metro Milwaukee

Azana Spa in Brookfield
Credit Sara Maternowski

Perhaps ironically, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

According to Carmen Pitre, co-executive director of Milwaukee's Sojourner Family Peace Center, "the incidence of of domestic violence is at epidemic proportions in Milwaukee County."

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Azana Spa Shootings
4:49 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Crowd Reacts With Horror to the Brookfield Shootings

TV trucks and bystanders filled the parking lot at Brookfield Square, across from Sunday's shootings at the Azana Salon

Three women were shot and killed at the Azana Spa in Brookfield on Sunday and four others were wounded. Police say the gunman, 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, then killed himself inside the salon. The parking lot of Brookfield Square Mall quickly filled with people, as news of the mass shooting spread on Sunday afternoon. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson spent several hours at the scene and spoke with those gathered.

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Civil War
2:53 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

The Freedom Project: Three Exhibits at the Haggerty Museum of Art

A few weeks ago, we told you about Marquette University's unique take on commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The university's year-long "Freedom Project" will take a cross-disciplinary approach to examining the multiple and complex definitions of freedom, in the past and today. As part of the broader Freedom Project, the Haggerty Museum of Art has designed three exhibitions centered on this general theme of freedom.

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Azana Spa Shooting
12:57 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

SPA SHOOTING UPDATE: Wife of Gunman Among Those He Killed

Azana Spa, near Brookfield Square
Sara Maternowski

Update: Monday, October 22

One of the four women injured in Sunday's shooting was released from the hospital Monday. Another was upgraded from critical to satisfactory condition. The other two are in satisfactory condition, according to a Froedtert Hospital spokeswoman.

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Foster Care
7:47 am
Mon October 22, 2012

State Aims to Fix 'Fragmented' Health Care System for Kids

The state, which runs the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, aims to improve health care for thousands of foster children in southeast Wisconsin.
Credit Erin Toner

The state of Wisconsin says it will soon roll out a new health care system for children in foster care. They often have far more serious medical and mental health needs than peers, yet people involved with the children say, too often, their needs are not met. In the first of a two-part series, WUWM’s Erin Toner reports on a big shortcoming of the current health care system for foster children – their medical records are scattered and incomplete. What the state plans to do to address the problem, is create for each child, a “medical home.”

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Man's Search for Family History Depends on Unusual Clue

A unique rosary is one man's only link to his grandmother's past.
Credit Gianofer Fields

Contributor Gianofer Fields introduces us to a man searching for the history behind a family heirloom.

As a student of material culture, Lake Effect contributor Gianofer Fields examines the meanings behind objects - what they signify historically and to an individual. But what happens when the meaning of a treasured object is hidden and lost to time?

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Environment
5:14 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Marking Forty Years of the Clean Water Act

Karen Schapiro with Milwaukee Riverkeeper says work remains to accomplish goals set by the Clean Water Act 40 years ago.
Credit Susan Bence

Milwaukee Riverkeeper director Karen Schapiro talks about the ongoing impact of the Clean Water Act, 40 years after its passage.

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Economy & Business
5:13 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Why Does Milwaukee Have So Few Minority-Owned Businesses?

Gordon Nameni rents an office inside the Granville Business Development Center.

Over the past 15 years, the number of black and Hispanic businesses in Milwaukee has doubled. However, only 10,000 of the more than 112,000 companies in metro Milwaukee are minority-owned.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Behind the (Funny) Scenes With Hilary Price, a Writer Who Draws

Cartoonist Hilary Price.
Credit image courtesy of the author

Cartoonist Hilary Price talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich on the road in Kenosha.

The page of the country's newspapers can sometimes be rough - stories of crime and mayhem, contentious politics, and - depending your rooting interests - losing sports teams.  But fortunately, there are always the comics to fall back on, some literal comic relief in the midst of everything else.

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Environment
5:38 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

H2O "Rockstar" Says It's Time to Rethink Water

Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District general manager Pat Mulroy talked last week at Water Summit 2012 in Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

Las Vegas Valley Water District head Pat Mulroy casts the country's water challenges in the context of what the arid southwest is dealing with.

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