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12:13 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Legislators Take Another Crack at Toughening Penalties for Drunken Driving

Two Republican legislators say Wisconsin's drunken driving laws have been lax, for too long, particularly when it comes to repeat offenders.

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Education
10:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Local Volunteer Says She Refuses to Play "Blind Card"

Volunteer Cindy Alioto
Credit Vision Forward

As the National Governors Association’s annual meeting kicks off tomorrow with a session on employing people with disabilities, a local volunteer says she is proof that challenges can be overcome.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Musician Takes Mature Approach to Kids' Music

Nathan Meckel (center) of The Happy Racers performs for fans, young and old.
Credit The Happy Racers

There once was a time when there two kinds of musicians: those who played for kids, and ones who played for grown ups. And there was not much overlap, in the styles of music aimed at the two groups of listeners. That’s changed in the last decade or two, and now it is not such a stretch for a musician to find his or her feet in both worlds.

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Regional
8:19 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Counting Milwaukee's Homeless Residents

Clyde Cole (right) has taken part in the meal program at St. Ben's for eight years. Brother Dave Schwab (left) is director of the program.

While it’s often an invisible population, homeless advocates believe that on any given day, there are as many as 1,500 men, women and children looking for a place to sleep in Milwaukee.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

State Fair Tradition Extends Back More Than 160 Years

An antique postcard captures an early image of fairgoers.
Credit Wisconsin State Fair

Kathleen O'Leary, a spokeswoman for the fair, shares some of the fair's historic highlights with WUWM's Ann-Elise Henzl

The annual Wisconsin State Fair begins in West Allis on Thursday.

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