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3:23 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Childhood Hunting Accident Frames Memoir on Gun Culture

Credit craigkcollins.com

Every time a high-profile mass shooting occurs in this country, a debate over the nation’s gun laws ensues.

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Education
12:14 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

UWM's New Chancellor: Dr. Mark Mone

Mone moves from interim to permanent chancellor

Mone (pronounced MO-nee) has been interim chancellor since May and a UWM faculty member since 1989. He becomes the school's ninth chancellor.

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Regional
11:44 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Milwaukee Native Fights for Human Rights in Afghanistan

Kimberley Motley in Afghanistan
Credit Kimberley Motley, Facebook

Attorney Kimberley Motley returned to her hometown last weekend to speak at MATC’s graduation.

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Arts & Culture
10:39 am
Mon December 15, 2014

2014 'Games to Gift' List

King of New York

A favorite Lake Effect tradition at this time of year is our annual "Games to Gift" segment, helping you to find the perfect present for the board game enthusiast and casual player on your list.

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Regional
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Immigration Advocates Ramping up Protest in Response to Lawsuit Aimed at Blocking Changes

Supporters of immigration reform take a stand on the steps of the federal building in downtown Milwaukee
Credit LaToya Dennis

In just a few weeks, President Obama will tell five million undocumented immigrants what they must do to avoid deportation.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Walker's Wisconsin: How Does He Want the Nation to View the State?

Analysts say Gov. Walker needs Wisconsin to look good to a national audience, if he seeks the GOP presidential nomination in 2016
Credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Wisconsin’s governor has been comparing the state to the federal government, saying Wisconsin is more efficient and innovative.

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Politics & Government
4:29 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Audit of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Reveals Problems

Republican lawmakers are considering abolishing the Government Accountability Board
Credit Althouse

An audit of the nonpartisan board that oversees elections in Wisconsin has identified a number of problems with its operation. 

Those include having no written procedures for considering complaints and not conducting required reviews to identify felons who may have voted.

The audit of the Government Accountability Board released Friday comes as Republicans in charge of the legislature are talking about doing away with the panel, and replacing it with a partisan model.

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Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Milwaukee's British Brass Band Tradition

Credit Milwaukee Festival Brass

British Brass Band is a particular type of sound that was born in the mining towns of England in the early 19th century. 

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Arts & Culture
2:38 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

BBC Documentary on Stolen (and Recovered) Stradivarius Violin in Milwaukee

The Lipinski Stradivarius
Credit A Violin's Life

This Sunday at 7:30 a.m. CT, BBC Radio 4 in London will broadcast a documentary called The Lipinski. 

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Health & Science
2:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Why One Local Health Network is Ready to Participate in the Affordable Care Act

A worker helps an applicant register during a healthcare enrollment fair.
Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Around nine million people signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act's first year.

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