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1:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Former Journalist to Head Wis. Think Tank

Wisconsin Policy Research Institute researches policies at the state level.
Credit afagen, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews new WPRI director Mike Nichols.

As one of Wisconsin's think tanks, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute strives to shape public policy and bring transparency to government.

So it comes as no surprise that its new director spent years as a journalist doing just that.

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Economy & Business
11:54 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Wisconsin Has Recaptured Some Manufacturing Losses

Some parts manufactured in metro Milwaukee are sold worldwide

When it comes to creating manufacturing jobs, Wisconsin ranks near the top, according to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. The state is number five, below only Michigan, Texas, Indiana and Ohio.

The statistics are for December, 2009 - March, 2013 and are contained in story posted by CNBC.

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Arts & Culture
11:38 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Supper Clubs are More Than Just Food: They're About the Stories

Smoky's Club in Madison
Eleanor Petrson WUWM-Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author Dave Hoekstra.

It’s a Friday night – or it will be in a few hours - and you’re looking for a place to eat. Some place that you want to escape to, to have a nice, filling meal, a refreshing drink or two, and conversation. Fast food or a lively chain restaurant just doesn’t sound like it will hit the spot.

The Wisconsin solution might be a supper club.

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Economy & Business
8:56 am
Fri June 28, 2013

State Job Growth Lags

Job growth in Wisconsin during 2012 lagged behind the U.S. and virtually all of the Midwest.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

City Might Fight to Retain Residency Rules

Gov. Walker could wipe out Milwaukee’s long-standing residency requirement this weekend.

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