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2:00 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Girls Rock Milwaukee Empowers Young Women Through Music

A new summer camp teaches girls how to rock out - and that they can do whatever they set their minds to.
Credit Girls Rock Milwaukee's website

Mitch Teich of WUWM's Lake Effect talks to Girls Rock Milwaukee's co-founders, Ashley Smith and Valeri Lucks.

One week, 32 performers, and lots of fun.

That may sound like the tagline for a music festival, but it actually describes a new summer camp for girls with an interest in rock music.

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Sports
1:44 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Braun Suspension Could Hit Brewers' Bottom Line

Ryan Braun won't be playing at Miller Park for the rest of this season, following a 65-game suspension.
Credit Jeramey Jannene/flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews sports contributor Howie Magner.

Milwaukee Brewers star player and former National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the rest of this season for violating the league’s rules on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Education
1:31 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Mukwonago School Board Votes to Retain Indians Nickname

Despite a state order and an appeals court ruling, the Mukwonago School Board has voted 8-1 to keep the district's nickname, Indians.

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Politics & Government
10:56 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Governor's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent

Walker's approval rating has hovered around 50%, since winning his recall election in June, 2012
Credit Whitney Curtis

Gov. Walker's approval rating in Wisconsin stands at 48 percent - a drop from 51 percent in May, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.

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Politics & Government
9:42 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Walker Raises $3.5 Million

Scott Walker's trips outside the state have likely helped his fund raising during the first half of the year.

Despite a sizable lead over a future Democratic opponent, one political scientist says Republican Scott Walker's fund raising success does not assure him victory in a race for a second term.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker raised $3.5 million during the first half of 2013, far more than the last six months of 2012 when he collected $474,000.

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