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10:25 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Web Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at the New East Library, The Standard at East Library

The new East Library and The Standard at East Library plan to open its doors in November 2014.
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Last month, librarians of Milwaukee Public Library's East Library put a time capsule in the wall of the new building so that a future generation can find artifacts about what was used in libraries when the library was built. Since then, construction workers of Stevens Construction have put up the dry wall, adding definition to the new library's interior.

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Politics & Government
9:22 am
Thu July 17, 2014

State Promises to Contact Residents Dropped From Medicaid Who Did Not Enroll in Marketplace

New figures from the state show 38,000 people who were dropped from Medicaid did not sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The Walker administration released a couple sets of numbers on Wednesday – about residents and health insurance.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Milwaukee Man Starts Mentoring Program for Black Youth in 53206

Young men working to clean up their neighborhood this summer
Credit LaToya Dennis

People living in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code face tough problems, but on Saturdays, things are different.

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Ex Fabula
9:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Ex Fabula: Faking It

Marge Eiseman at Ex Fabula’s January 2012 StorySlam.
Credit Kat Schleicher

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Everyone fakes it from time to time. At Ex Fabula’s January 2012 StorySlam at the Bay View Brew Haus, attendees heard lots of examples, including the following two stories.

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Regional
5:18 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Night Market Opens Wednesday in Downtown Milwaukee

The NEWaukee Night Market
Credit Troy Freund Photography

There are lots of farmer’s markets to visit during summer, but the one debuting in a parking lot on 4th and Wisconsin offers different twists.

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Arts & Culture
4:04 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Listening to Historic Mitchell Street on Milwaukee's South Side

The Modjeska Theatre on Mitchell Street.
Credit Listening to Mitchell

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with the artists behind "Listening to Mitchell," Adam Carr and Sonja Thomsen.

There are certain streets that reflect the changing characters of the neighborhoods which they traverse. Sherman Boulevard. Brady Street. And on Milwaukee’s South Side, historic Mitchell Street.

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Project Milwaukee
12:14 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Milwaukee Moms Share Stories of Sons Lost to Gun Violence, Prison System

Two mothers share the stories of their sons and why they believe the criminal justice system is broken.
Credit ThinkStock

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Milwaukee mothers Barbara Robinson and Afriqah Imani.

In their own ways, Milwaukee mothers Afriqah Imani and Barbara Robinson have both lost sons – Imani’s were killed by gunfire, and Robinson’s are serving hundred-year sentences in Wisconsin prisons.

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Regional
11:44 am
Wed July 16, 2014

WI Supreme Court Rules on Restraining Order Against UW System Protester

The state’s highest court says it was appropriate for a Madison judge to approve a UW Board of Regents request for a restraining order.

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Regional
4:37 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Aldermen Demand More Attention to Milwaukee's Vacant Lot Problem

Milwaukee has been demolishing foreclosed homes, leaving vacant lots scattered throughout the inner city.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Some members of the Milwaukee Common Council want the city to take a more aggressive approach to dealing with nearly 2,500 vacant lots.

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Regional
11:20 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Hundreds Attend Vigil in Memory of 10-Year-Old Sierra Guyton

Prayer preceded the balloon launch to celebrate Sierra Guyton's life
Credit Bob Bach

The Milwaukee girl was shot in May, while playing with her sister outside Clarke Street School. Men were engaged in a gunfight across the playground.

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