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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Start Ups Expect Great Things from Global Water Center

Alga Bionics founders Hensley Foster and Jun Yoshitani in their Global Water Center home - beaker of algae as centerpiece

Thursday night, The Global Water Center officially opened in the Walkers Point neighborhood. We meet a couple of entrepreneurs who now share the third floor.

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Arts & Culture
7:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Grieving Mom Honors Late Daughter with 'Legacy Letters'

Leah Dobkin's late daughter, Hannah Rose, had a special connection with animals and dreamed of being an oceanographer. Dobkin was inspired by Hannah to create the "Honor Your Angel" Legacy Letters.
Credit Leah Dobkin

A few years ago on the show, we spoke with Shorewood writer Leah Dobkin about a new business she was launching called "Legacy Letters."

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Education
4:58 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

No Consensus on What Wisconsin Should Demand of Voucher Schools

As Wisconsin sends more money to private schools for voucher students, lawmakers consider ways to safeguard the investment.

People testified for hours Thursday, on what taxpayers should expect from the private schools getting public money for Choice or voucher students.

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Arts & Culture
4:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Skatepark Ramps Up Local Talent

The view inside the 4 Seasons Skatepark in Milwaukee
Dan Harmon, Nathan Royster

You'd never guess from its quiet, old red brick exterior that the Wisconsin Electric building off I-94 near Marquette University is full of fast-paced activity.

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Regional
4:50 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Menominee: Most Wisconsin Tribes Support Kenosha Casino

The Menominee tribe wants to build a casino in Kenosha
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A majority of federally recognized American Indian tribes in Wisconsin say they support the Menominee's attempt to build a new casino in Kenosha.

The Menominee issued a news release Thursday, saying it had the support of eight of the state's 11 tribes.  

Gov. Scott Walker has said he won't approve the project unless there's unanimous consent among all the tribes. 

The three tribes that did not sign Thursday's statement were the Ho-Chunk Nation, the Oneida and the Forest County Potawatomi. 

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Politics & Government
3:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Assembly Committee Approves Drunken Driving Bills

An Assembly committee Thursday approved six bills related to drunken driving.
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A legislative committee has approved a half dozen measures that would impose tougher sanctions on drunken drivers.

One of the bills would make the first offense a crime, if a driver's blood alcohol content is .15 or above. Currently, first offenders are issued municipal tickets.

Another measure would make the third offense a felony.

The panel also approved bills imposing mandatory sentences for drunken drivers who injure or kill someone and allowing authorities to seize offenders' vehicles.

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Economy & Business
12:56 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Wisconsin Lures Light Maker, 400 Jobs from Gurnee

Kenall Manufacturing plans to move its offices and factory to Kenosha, as soon as the company and Wisconsin leaders agree on a package of financial incentives.

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Politics & Government
9:31 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Report Details Possible Cost Savings From South Shore Fire Service Consolidation

A report by the Public Policy Forum says Cudahy, South Milwaukee and St. Francis could realize significant equipment and other cost savings if the communities consolidated fire services.

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Economy & Business
9:21 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Plan Underway to Convert Wauwatosa's Warehouses Into Shopping Center

One of the many sketches in the works for the Mayfair Collection, opening in April 2014.
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A Chicago developer may be setting a precedent as it repurposes Wauwatosa’s warehouses into a shopping center.

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Economy & Business
9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Train Cars Get New Life at Avalon Rail

Avalon Rail president June Garland offers an inside look at the company's West Allis train rehab shop.
Dan Harmon

Whether or not you are a rail fan, you might have noticed private rail cars attached to the end of a conventional train, or sitting on the tracks at the intermodal station in Milwaukee. 

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