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1:15 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

An Inside Look at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show gives consumers a preview of what is to come on the road in the near future.
Credit atramos / Flickr

Even though most large cities – including Milwaukee – have their own auto shows, two dates on the calendar standout for the automotive industry in this country.

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Politics & Government
11:47 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Why Did Gov. Walker Reject Plans For A Kenosha Casino?

A rendering of the proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha.
Credit WATG

UPDATE: The AP reports Governor Walker sent the Menominee Tribe a letter on Monday turning down the Kenosha casino / Bucks arena deal, stating that it was not part of the long negotiations over the proposed casino.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Crowdfunding Site Helping to Fund Startups in Milwaukee

Melissa Tashijan started Compost Crusader last April. It picks up food waste and takes it to a compost location in Caledonia.
Credit Compost Crusader

Milwaukeeans looking to start a business now have another funding source.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

New State Legislative Committee Tackles Public Assistance Fraud

A new committee designed to weed out benefits fraud will meet for the first time Tuesday at the State Capitol

    

Gov. Scott Walker wants Wisconsin to drug test people applying for public benefits. A positive test could designate a person for treatment.

The governor has tucked the plan into his proposed state budget. But, a legislative panel could discuss the proposal on Tuesday.

The Assembly’s new committee on public benefit reform will hold its first meeting. Leaders want to determine if significant numbers of people receiving public assistance are gaming the system.

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Economy & Business
3:34 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Report Shows Wisconsin's Small Business Environment Is Improving

The latest Small Business Association report shows greater access to capital for Wisconsin businesses to grow.
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How important are small businesses to the state's economy?

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Regional
3:04 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative Hopes a Dance Party will Generate Lasting Results

2014 Daddy/Daughter Dance. This year's dance is on Saturday, February 21 at North Division High School.
Credit Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative

The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, and its impact on Milwaukee families, has been featured on Lake Effect in the past.

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Arts & Culture
2:48 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Appleton Native Returns to Florentine Opera Company to Perform in "Elmer Gantry"

Alisa Jordheim plays Marzelline in "Fidelio" (2014).
Credit James Gill Photography

Alisa Jordheim's career has taken off since she went through the Florentine Opera’s Studio Artist program.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Dave Luhrssen's Academy Award Predictions

The 87th Academy Awards are on this Sunday, February 22nd.
Credit Valerie Macon / Getty Images

The 87th Academy Awards will be announced in a globally televised ceremony on Sunday, February 22nd. 

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Regional
11:40 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Anime Draws Thousands to Downtown Milwaukee - Geek is Popular

Gaming at Anime Milwaukee
Credit Anime Milwaukee

Don’t be surprised to see people in costume this weekend, in downtown Milwaukee. The 8th annual Anime Milwaukee convention is taking place.

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Regional
11:04 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Racing Bar Stools: An Annual Downhill Competition in Northern Wisconsin

Saturday marks Drummond, Wisconsin's 16th annual bar stool race.

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