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1:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Milwaukee Alderman Wants Equal Treatment for Projects in Utility Service Area

Rendering of a streetcar in Milwaukee.
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A Milwaukee alderman says what’s fair for the city is fair for other communities. He’s talking about the proposed streetcar for downtown.

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Politics & Government
2:29 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Race for Governor: Heavy-Hitters will Head to Wisconsin

On Sept. 29, both First Lady Michelle Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will campaign in Wisconsin.

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Environment
1:02 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Report Dissects Menomonee Valley Success & Identifies Ways to Replicate

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The turnaround in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley has been hailed by many as an example of what’s possible for once-blighted areas. 

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Politics & Government
10:31 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Mary Burke Calls for Rolling Back Parts of Act 10, Keeping Common Core, Responds to Campaign Snafus

Mary Burke addresses a Milwaukee County audience.
Credit Burke campaign photo, via Facebook

Democrat Mary Burke says if she's elected governor, she would seek to change some key parts of Act 10, Governor Walker's controversial legislation that eliminated collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

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Environment
8:50 am
Mon September 22, 2014

UN Climate Summit Hopes To Implement Meaningful Changes & Solutions

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the People’s Climate March in New York yesterday ahead of the Climate Summit held at UN headquarters tomorrow.
Credit Mark Garten / United Nations Photo

The August data from the National Climatic Data Center shows that the planet experienced its hottest June, July, and August on record. 

The news comes as 120 heads of state plus other representatives are coming to New York for tomorrow’s United Nations Climate Summit, which will be addressed by dignitaries from Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio.

"They hope to do some ground work to kind of guarantee that the countries will have significant meaningful plans in the works in advance of the Paris meeting the following year," says George Stone.

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Environment
8:26 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Menomonee Valley Revitalization: Neighbors Share Views on 15 Year Evolution

View looking west on Canal Street in Menomonee Valley
Joe Peterangelo

A blend of public/private partnerships have transformed a bleak, blighted Menomonee Valley. Monday, the Public Policy Forum released a report detailing what we can learn – and possibly replicate – in other large scale redevelopment projects. Some valley neighbors share their perspectives.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Milwaukee Universities Educate Freshmen about Preventing Sexual Assault

Instructors Kathy Coffee-Guenther and Deandre Taylor (seated) conduct a class on sexual violence awareness and prevention for Marquette freshmen
Credit Bob Bach

While authorities investigate the use of so-called 'date rape' drugs at a UWM frat, the university is just one in town that talks to new students about inappropriate behavior.

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Regional
5:22 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Date Rape Drug Allegations Lead to Charges Against UWM Fraternity President

The National Tau Kappa Epsilon organization has suspended UW-Milwaukee's TKE house, after three fraternity members allegedly slipped date rape drugs into drinks served at a party last weekend.

The president of the Milwaukee chapter, Thomas Kreinbring, also was charged Friday with two felonies:  keeping a drug house and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

UW-Milwaukee police executed a search warrant at the house on Oakland Avenue this week, after several people attending the party reported memory lapses.

Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Let's Go To The Movies!: What To Watch This Fall

Credit James Callan, Flickr

Earlier this week, Lake Effect previewed the fall arts scene – on stage, in galleries, and more – around Milwaukee.  Today, we turn to the big screen, which is hoping to rebound from a slow summer at the box office.

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Arts & Culture
3:49 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Milwaukee's Fine Arts Quartet Opens Season With New Member

Credit Fine Arts Quartet

On Sunday, the Milwaukee-based Fine Arts Quartet will play its first concert of the 2014-2015 season. 

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